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Curbspotting: Sewing Machine Table

Filed Under: Bedrooms, Know-How, Living Spaces

Learn how to turn any trash day (or flea market) find into treasure with our weekly project spotlight. This week's makeover candidate: A sewing machine table.

sewing-machine-tableShelly Leer, ModHomeEc

When Shelly Leer of ModHomeEc found a sewing machine table, the furniture piece left much to desire. (Read: Lots of scratches.) But as they say in the decor trade, the table had "good bones." Gorgeous mid-century lines, graceful legs and solid construction. Here's how she found the sewing machine table...

sewing-machine-tableShelly Leer, ModHomeEc

And while Shelly teaches sewing and upholstery classes in her studio, she didn't have a need for a table dedicated to stowing a sewing machine. She did, however, have a need for a nice end table. Inspired by high-end mirrored tables, Shelly decided to use metallic paint and cut mirrored tiles to achieve the impressive "after."

sewing-machine-tableShelly Leer, ModHomeEc

In a nutshell: First, she primed and painted the sewing machine table. Then, she glued the top cabinet doors shut using Loctite Power Grab adhesive. Next, it was time to cut the mirror squares to fit the table using a glass cutting tool. (She says that this is definitely a time to brush up on your glass cutting skills by reading as much as possible on the topic!) A little more adhesive later, she had a glittering mirrored side table. Read more on how Shelly transformed the sewing machine table.

Thinking about tackling your sewing machine table makeover? (Or just want your own mirrored table?) Check out...
Secret Source: Where to Buy Mirrored Furniture
mirrored furniture - Decorating Ideas & Tips from Shelterpop
Mirrored Furniture from Horchow (Photos) - Luxist

Want to see other makeover ideas from our Curbspotting series? Check out...
Curbspotting - Dresser Makeover - DIY Life


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