Handmade, Nesting

Sewing Nook

August 4, 2016

Since 2009, after Stephen and I said our I Do’s, I have always made room for a little sewing nook—until we moved to the cottage. Friends cottage life is tiny, moving here has certainly stretched my decor skills! And storage skills too, but that’s another subject! My sewing nooks in the past haven’t been this cute, so I’m happy to share what I’ve curated! Check out the before photo below.

Before Photo Sewing Table | MrsAmberAppleMy mother may be the Queen of Vintage Deals for July; she found this adorable 1960’s sewing table for twelve dollars! The table expands on the top surface, and there you will find a little rectangle space for your sewing machine! One drawer pull missing, so I made my way to Hobby Lobby and found some simple white round knobs to replace the older handles.

I painted the table with Rust-Oleum Linen Chalk paint and sealed it with satin polyurethane. The Rust-Oleum Chalk paint is probably the best chalk paint I’ve ever used, I doubt I will buy another brand in the future. I am that impressed with the quality.

Sewing Notions | MrsAmberAppleSewing Table Drawer Details | MrsAmberAppleI spray painted inside the drawers Candy Pink then finished the job with satin polyurethane. I love painting fun colors inside of drawers. It’s a fun surprise, but most importantly it helps me to be more organized and tidy! I papered the sides with wrapping paper from Target—I did the same process with our vintage dresser. Papering the sides of drawers is quick and easy! Seriously, it took me only ten minutes and BAM it’s pretty forever.

Sewing Nook | MrsAmberApple

Distressing furniture is very easy too. I used a Scotch-Brite Stainless Steel Scouring Pad to rough up all the edges, then applied satin polyurethane. This project took two evenings—four hours total. I finished a few days ago and I’m already working on a new quilt for a dear friend!


  • Reply karen owen August 4, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    Love it , so adorable, and it looks great. What a difference the new paint made, love the drawers.

    • Reply Amber Apple August 5, 2016 at 12:42 pm

      Thank you!! I’m already enjoying sewing in this little space, it’s perfect!

  • Reply Amber August 5, 2016 at 11:46 am

    You are so good at this and make it look so easy and effortless! It looks so fabulous! I love the little peak of fabric inside the fold out too! What a pretty little sewing nook you have now that will just beg you to sew! :)

    • Reply Amber Apple August 5, 2016 at 12:43 pm

      Thank you Amber! I am in the middle of so many sewing projects now, it’s my little happy place!

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