Sew Fresh

Sew Fresh

It appears that this sewing table was used in some sort of outdoor situation where it was exposed to rough weather and routinely pelted with gravel. Perhaps it belonged to a roadside seamstress who made her living stitching up torn the seat cushions of passerbys.  It’s … possible.

What we DO know is that Becca found it for $5 at a garage sale and decided that even though it couldn’t function as a sewing apparatus any more, it could still be cute. And cute it is!  She did a pretty sweet paint technique on it that you can see up close on her blog Ivy and Co.

Sweet sewing table makeover on


Sweet sewing table makeover on



  1. Jane
    February 12, 2014 / 7:41 AM

    I love the dark charcoal (or is it black) combined with the distressed gray. Very well done!

  2. Bee
    February 12, 2014 / 10:00 AM

    I can’t believe that Becca didn’t like that original shabby chic look and completely ruined it! NOT!

    REALLY–I can’t believe it is the same table. What a save. The after is cool.

  3. February 12, 2014 / 12:19 PM

    Wow! I just checked my stats and was wondering why they were through the roof! Thanks so much for the post! I always crack up at your intros, and this one is no different. “Roadside Seamstress” HAHAHAHAHA. It’s a dark grey, almost charcoal on the legs. The top is a layer of the dark grey/charcoal, a dry brush of teal, a dry brush of tomato red, then light owl grey. Distress. Add MMS antique wax and furniture wax and oila. Thanks again Lindsey!

  4. February 13, 2014 / 7:51 PM

    I love how this piece turned out! I love the weathered gray!

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