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DIY: Singer Sewing Table to a Desk

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We bought our 2 bedroom condo with no intentions of still living in it when we had kids but we knew if we had to we’d make it work. Now here we are 4 years later with a new baby and no plans on moving out any time soon. We’ve made our small space work really well for us. We live a really minimalist life, which helps!

With the addition of our little boy came the subtraction of our office. We kept a futon, a rug, some shelves and a desk in it. It wasn’t anything crazy. Now we occupy that room! So I wanted to make a space where I can escape to at nap time. A place hidden from the chaos of new baby life where I can close the door and work.

When I went to my husband and expressed my desire for my own space, he let me know he was already thinking about just that and asked me my thoughts on sewing leg tables. Yup. Like VINTAGE Singer sewing machine table legs. With a slab of reclaimed wood. My immediate answer? YES! A hundred times yes. So he did it for me! He went on Kijiji and scored a machine with the legs and took off the machine part and re-sold that on Kijiji and kept the legs. After that it was a simple case of deciding how long and deep we wanted the desk to me, staining it, and attaching the top. BOOM. Done!

office collage before afterI love it even with the original sewing machine top! I would have loved to give it a whirl before it was dismantled!

Up-cycle an old sewing machine table into a desk


My husband found this board at the cottage. It’s GORGEOUS and so much thicker than the picture makes it seem.


featured office


Check out that corner of our bedroom before. Not much to look at is it!? Pretty bare bones.

Up-cycle an old sewing machine table into a desk


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Stephanie @ Mommyzoid


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  • The Style Sisters

    Such a smart idea! I have an old sewing machine case but I put it on my front is getting weathered so I may need to replace the your idea is fantastic! Come link up and share this post with us


  • The Cookie Puzzle

    This is soooo cute…I simply love it. I wish I could find an old sewing machine like this, but around here there are hard to find. We would love for you to share with us at Party in Your PJs

  • Amanda

    I love it!! You have quite the sweet husband to even suggest that, let alone do it for you!! He sounds like a keeper! 😉 I love your little space!

  • Wow, that’s all I can say. This is so amazing 🙂

  • Kathy Wallace

    What a great idea! I just love how you turned one thing into another, so clever.

  • Kyla @ House Of Hipsters . com

    This turned out sooo good! I love that you removed the drawers and added a thicker tabletop. It makes a huge difference. Definitely bring it into the now. My mom has one that we’ve always used as a changing table. It would be so much better with your DIY makeover! PINNED! Thank you so much for linking up with Found & Foraged! The girls and I really hope to see you again this Saturday 8PM CT (ya, we’re back to normal now). See ya in a few days!

  • Nici

    What a great transformation! Thanks so much for sharing at my Creative Ways Link Party! Hope you’ll be back tonight with more goodies!

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  • Jen @ The Evolution of Mom

    Wow! I love this. I have one of these sewing machines that hasn’t found it’s spot in the house yet. Maybe this is what it’s destined for! Love your blog. Found you at Family Home and Life Perpetual link party. Please stop by and share on The Evolution of Mom’s Momma Told Me Link party! We’d love to have you.

  • I think this is such a cool idea! Thanks for sharing it at the Found & Foraged Linky Party. Pssst…I’m going to feature it tonight at the party! Hope to see you there!

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  • Deborah Smith

    What an awesome reuse of one of these old sewing machines. I have one stored that I want to repurpose some day, but right now don’t have a place for. Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a merry Christmas season!

    Blessings, Deborah

  • Deborah Smith

    Just wanted to let you know I will be featuring this at tonight’s party. Hope you can join in again!

    Blessings, Deborah

  • doreen

    HI Stephanie,
    Love this! I am obsessed with these vintage sewing machine tables. I just repurposed one for my daughter using a vintage 3-drawer metal cabinet for the top. She loves it.