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.


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

  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.

  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?

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


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