Jocelyn Valenzuela

DIY – Turn an old sewing table into a chic vanity table.

Posted by : | May 28, 2012


DIY project, old sewing table.

When visiting my brother-in-law, I noticed an old sewing table in his home and as a lover of antiques I ask if I could have it.  The idea came to me right away to turn this old sewing table into a DIY project.  I had been wanting a vanity table for a while now, and this table was the perfect size and shape to turn into a gorgeous and chic vanity table.  Here are the steps to my project:

First off, I sanded down any extra paint.  You don’t need a machine for this, strips of sand paper will do the job.  Once I was done sanding down the table, I cleaned it carefully to get rid of all the dust from sanding down the table.

Second, I applied a coat of primer to the entire table inside and out.  Although the paint I used has primer already in it, I wanted to make sure the final project looks as close to the real thing so I took my time with the primer and allowed to dry for a few hours.


Third, I applied two coats of white paint and left the table to dry for a day.

Lastly, I applied a coat of “protective finish” to give it that shiny effect and to protect the paint.  I also had a mirror from ikea which cost about $10.00 dollars.  I painted the frame white and placed it on top of the new vanity table.  Here is a photo of the final project!


Materials used:


1. Primer

2. white paint.

3. wax – protective coat.

4. sand paper.

5. 3 brushes.

6. 1 small roller.

FYI: there are many other ways you can use an old sewing table; i.e.: bathroom sink, check online for more ideas.

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  1. Joel E.
    Posted May 28, 2012 at 5:28 pm | Permalink

    Very cool Jocy, You did a fantastic job!

    • Jocelyn Valenzuela
      Posted May 28, 2012 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

      Thank you :)

  2. Posted June 28, 2012 at 10:58 pm | Permalink

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