Carolyn McAfee
Carolyn McAfee
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Sewing Desk Into Kids Desk


I found this sewing desk on the side of the road... see how I turned it into my kids desk on my blog... http://www.ccmcafeeperspective.com/2013/06/sewing-desk-turned-desk-project.html Here are a few images! Worked with plexi glass on this project, I included some tips.
Here is the little sewing desk found on the side of the road.  I painted it and added new hardware.
Here is the little sewing desk found on the side of the road. I painted it and added new hardware.
I covered wood with fabric to cover the big hole!
I covered wood with fabric to cover the big hole!
I used plexi glass as the protective surface over the fabric.
I used plexi glass as the protective surface over the fabric.
Started w/ liquid nails then drilled pilot holes then put a screw in each corner.
Started w/ liquid nails then drilled pilot holes then put a screw in each corner.
Here it is with the chair I did last week.
Here it is with the chair I did last week.
last look before and after
last look before and after

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  • Cathy
    on Mar 2, 2015

    How creative! You could also use chalkboard paint instead of fabric. Might be good for notes or drawing.

  • Tangiela Helem Mason
    on Mar 9, 2015

    Love your post. I have a similar sewing table that I want to use as a desk. I was debating between paint and fabric for the top and finally decided on a fabric. Just need to get the "top" cut at HD and get to work. Hope mine comes out as nice as yours.

    • Carolyn McAfee
      on Mar 12, 2015

      @Tangiela Helem Mason good luck! It's so rewarding to watch it change right? Can't wait to see it!

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