Here We Sew Again



Another sewing machine desk I could not resist repurposing. These desks have such good bones and are made of wood and beautiful. I hate to see them go to a dump. Seeing an orphaned sewing desk just gets my creative juices flowing. You may get sick of seeing them but I promise I do other furniture also.

This piece was really banged up when I saw her in the thrift store. She had been long ago forgotten and neglected. She sat in the thrift store for months and no one saw a vision for a new life for her. I had to rescue her before even the thrift store gave up on her.


I saw a new life for her as a writing/laptop desk. I took off all the odd hardware that the machine was attached to and built a bottom inside the desk to use for storage. I painted the inside with a CeCe Caldwell Memphis Blue sample paint I had. I put on a couple coats of Annie Sloan French Linen on the body and Graphite on the top. This girl needed a partner and I happened to have an odd chair. I don’t have before pics of the chair but it was rough. It had no seat and the back had a few picks in the caning. I decided to use odd belts and decorative upholstery tacks for a seat. Initially I painted the caning on the back and decided to remove it and redo it with belts also. I think it turned out really cool and unique.


If you are loving this set as much as I do and are local it can be purchased at Consignment Showcase in Fountain Inn, SC. These pieces have found a new home. If you have a piece you would like reinvented contact me.

UPDATE- This piece has sold!

  2 comments for “Here We Sew Again

  1. January 18, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    You did an amazing job with the desk and that chair. WOW! Love it! You’ve inspired me to a project today.

    • ekknox
      January 20, 2015 at 12:43 pm

      Oh thank you! You are so kind! I love finding these old sewing desks and giving them new life.

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