Painting Sewing Table

This finish is flawless and the piece is adorable. A fun vintage piece to repurpose. Perfect to use as a night stand or a living room side table. 

vintage sewing table

I have many samples of paint I’ve picked up at Home Depot over time. Valspar is a nice brand to work with and that’s what I used with painting this vintage sewing cabinet. You can see the clean finish of this and how nicely the gold metallic pairs with this blue. It’s such a pretty piece, it needed that nice gold touch. 

Products used:

  • Cleaner
  • Primer 
  • Your choice of paint/color
  • Paint brush
  • Rub-n-buff Gold Leaf
  • Top Coat
sewing cabinet

Step By Step:

  • I cleaned this piece thoroughly with White Lightning and rinsed well with a damp cloth. 
  • The hardware was removed before painting. 
  • Then applied BIN primer to avoid any bleed with the old shellac/topcoat.
  • I painted the first coat of Valspar/Hotel St. Francis Spirit Blue (that’s some name.) This was a small 8-oz sample. I love the coverage with this. I applied two coats. 
  • While the cabinet dried, I applied rub-n-buff in Antique Gold to 4-knobs. 
  • Using the Antique Gold, it was imperfectly applied to the legs and trim details below the second drawer. I also put it around the top edges. Such a nice touch. 
  • I didn’t apply a topcoat because this paint has a tough finish with built in top coat. However, I did list one above if your piece will have high traffic. 

Vintage Sewing Cabinet Makeover

Valspar Paint
Sewing Cabinet

 Small projects can be easy and fun. That’s what this little old sewing cabinet was. The blue with gold accents gave this little piece true elegance. Sometimes, simple can be more pleasing.

Does that make sense to you? 

Let me know what you think in the comments below. 

Vintage Sew Cabinet

Do It With Purpose!

Wendy 🌸

“I want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares!” – Sal Bass