DIY Sewing Table Makeover

An inexpensive side-of-the road find gets a little upgrade.

The top needed a really good sanding to remove the damaged light oak finish.

A couple of coats of a darker stain gave the top a richer look.

I switched the wooden knobs to vintage metal handles, there's a trick to this so check it out by clicking on the bold link. 

The drawers are lined with decorative paper.

And the old cast-off table is ready for a new life 
as a sewing table! 

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. I wish I could find stuff like that on the side of the road! I love the drawers. Great storage for the perfect sewing table. Good Job Susan!!

  2. Great find, Susan! A table this size makes a great space for creating. The two I use in my craft/sewing room were just side tables that would not have been able to fit anywhere else in our new place.

  3. You completely changed the looks of it. Doesn't even look like the same table!

  4. Love your drawer Susan, I am so eager to build one for myself.

  5. How cute is that? I need a crafting area. Not a sewing area, although I could put my sewing machine there purely for looks.


  6. Great job! You would be out of business here, we don't have garbage pick up so there is rarely anything on the side of the road!

    I went to CTS yesterday, getting junkier by the day, but if you hunt you can find some cute things! The gal who works at the front desk lives in N. Greenlawn, Centerport border. She got slammed bt Sandy, trees hitting the house, flooding etc. Just got her power back.
    There will be many more homeless to feed this holiday season.
    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. I need to live where you do. I never find things on the side of road. I like the transformation

  8. perfect sewing table susan! quick and easy (great)transformation.


  9. An awesome makeover. :) blessings, marlene

  10. Fabulous sewing table! I love the stained top and the painted bottom! And the inside of the drawer is an awesome feature! I'd love for you to share this at my link party Submarine Sunday. It's open until Friday @ 11:59pm. I hope you'll stop by!


  11. Hi - I found you on Sew Many Ways (my first visit to you) and wanted to thank you for posting this transformation. I have a question about the ribbon holder with the little black bird - could you tell us about that and give us a source? Thanks!

  12. What a nice update! So glad I found your site via Sew Many Ways! I'll visit often. Nice site.

  13. Hi I would love to know where you got your ribbon stand with the bird on top ?I need one desperatly ! Love your ideas and curb side treasure! Karen ---


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