Vintage Sewing Machine Table Turned Chic Vanity

This project is sponsored by General Finishes. I received product for free in exchange for review. All opinions are mine.  Happy Wednes...

This project is sponsored by General Finishes. I received product for free in exchange for review. All opinions are mine. 

Happy Wednesday! Today, I have a treat for you...I have actually accomplished a project in my new home... and guys, this vintage sewing machine turned chic vanity had me running scared! When I signed on to do this months Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest (sponsored by General Finishes), I went on a leap of faith and chose Summertime Blue a color similar to a color that I have been swooning over. I was inspired to go forward with this color based off of THIS piano makeover by Two Thirty Five Design. When I chose this color I did not actually have a furniture piece to makeover in mind. I kept changing my mind and finding excuses not to paint other pieces. Then, I had a moment and as I was rummaging through my furniture, something clicked. 

After image of vintage sewing machine turned vanity for the fab furniture flippin' contest using general finishes chalk paint in summertime blue

This sewing machine was a Craigslist free find that I begged the mister to pick up for me. I gutted the inside and the door is a faux door. I always thought that this piece had great bones, but I was always unsure about what color to paint or stain it. You can read about that, here



Vintage Sewing Machine Painted with General Finishes Chalk paint Finished look

I recently fell in love with chalk paint, when I painted my Monochromatic Side Table. I really enjoy the ease of how well the paint goes on the furniture. Since I am not one to distress furniture, I applied 3 coats to achieve a clean, smooth look. 

Vintage Sewing Machine Before being Painted with General Finishes Chalk paint

This is the before photo of the table. I really like the original stain color, but it was in pretty rough shape. I love how the chalk paint disguised the vertical lines 

Vintage Sewing Machine table Before being Painted with General Finishes Chalk paint

This is the top of the sewing machine turned vanity...again, it is not in the best shape...but it has potential. 

Vintage Sewing Machine being painted with General Finishes chalk paint

As, I was preparing to paint the top of the vanity, I realized that I really wanted to incorporate a classic look so I added a faux marble contact paper to it.  

After image of vintage sewing machine turned vanity for the fab furniture flippin' contest using general finishes chalk paint in summertime blue


This is how it looks in all its glory. Isn't she PRETTY? We are still in the mist of unpacking so I have not had time to pick out the perfect vanity stool for this piece, but for now, I am enjoying it as it is. 

Vintage Sewing Machine Painted with General Finishes Chalk paint for a smooth look

My photos do not do this color justice! Depending on your wall color or other room colors, this color can bounce off light and make it look lighter than it actually is, especially when photographing. 


A big thank you to all of the hosts for working so hard to provide us with these challenges and working hard behind the scene to make sure everything is organized. If you would like to view other January participants post please stop by visiting Evey's Creations and Anastasia Vintage

You Might Also Like

12 comments

  1. I just love upcycling free projects, they are the best! I was wanting to use this as the secondary color to my project, but ran out of time to order it, it is a beautiful hue!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, it is! All of the blue hues they had were gorgeous! I am so happy I went with this color, no regrets!

      Delete
  2. WOW!!! I'm with you...I much prefer a clean finish as opposed to distressing as well, and have steered clear of chalk paint for that very reason. Like you, I was happy with the smooth finish I was able to achieve while using it! And that marble top...LOVE!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, I am so happy I found someone who can relate to my chalk paint hesitation. So far this has been a game changer.

      Delete
  3. Very nice. I really like the the new look. It definitely feels fresh. :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Ahhhh I should be so lucky to find free Craigslist things this gorgeous! Great job on the makeover, it's so pretty!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks girl...NC is filled with lots of free treasures!

      Delete
  5. Great color choice! I love that you left the gold trim! Nice touch!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! I love how the gold compliments the blue.

      Delete
  6. I love the blue and I especially love it with the gold trim! Definitely a fresh start - it looks amazing!!

    ReplyDelete