Sunday, June 28, 2009

Sewing Table to Changing Table

While on the prowl at my favorite thrift store, I happened upon this lovely old-fashioned sewing machine table for a measly $5. I couldn't just let her sit there forlornly, so she ended up in my trunk before my husband could say "no." At first I was going to fix her up and use her as an entryway table or something of that nature. But then I had an epiphany...and I changed her into a much needed changing table for my "almost here" baby.

Take a look.


Sanded the entire table lightly down and covered with two coats of the same brown paint used for my rocking chair. I liked the shape of the old hardware so instead of buying a new handle, I covered the old hardware with the brown polka dot fabric I used for my rocking chair's footrest.

Removed all of the old wires and parts for the sewing machine and attached this wire basket (found at a yard sale for $0.50) on the inside for extra storage.

Voila! A changing table that matches the rest of the room!

Total cost? $5.50.

7 comments:

  1. Holy Crap. That's amazing. I would never have thought of that.

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  2. Very cute! How about a little ruffle of that polk-a-dot fabric to hide the basket bottom? Just a little one so when the "little one " learns to crawl it's not a handle?...Oh Oh!! (I feel like Horshack) If you attach it with velcro it could easily be changed out for when/if it makes it to the entryway.

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  3. I think you did a great job. But because I'm not there to touch and see it, I wondered: do you think the things in the basket will be accessible when you're changing the baby's diaper? Or do you have to get into the basket of things BEFORE you start?

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  4. That is so cute and what a great addition! Thanks for joining in on the party! Jen

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