Redesigned Sewing Table

Remember the gaping sewing table from yesterday?

First, I spray painted the entire table with primer and then shiny silver paint. Next, I glued the flip floppy top securely in place.

Here she is all dressed up in mirror tiles. Yep, all I did was go to Lowes, buy a pack of 12″ x 12″ mirror tiles and score, cut and glue ‘um on.

I figured out a simple pattern with paper, measured and drew lines on the mirrors with a Sharpie.
Next, I carefully scored the surface with a little glass cutting tool (read the directions!). After cutting glass, CAREFULLY rub the edges with a fine sandpaper, being careful not to cut your hand!!!!

Snap off excess mirror at the score lines and glue on to the surfaces you want to cover. I started with the top, let it dry, flipped the table on one side, then the next and then the front.

For a little pizazz-a-roony, I added one of my handmade vintage polymer/vintage earring knobs. What was once a big, brown box became a glittery, glammy bedroom side table.

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17 Responses to Redesigned Sewing Table

  1. That is so gorgeous!!! I love that you left the feet brass, too. I really like the mix of metals! WOW.

  2. shellyleer says:

    Thanks. I knew those brass tips needed to stay.

  3. Cat says:

    come on! fabulous. I have cut mirror tiles for my back splash in my kitchen and my edges did not come out smooth like that! JEALOUS!

  4. Virginia says:

    This is RIDICULOUSLY cool. I heart mirrored furniture but I’m totally unwilling to buy new pieces because I just know this expensive trend will end soon. You’ve inspired me!

  5. Decor Girl says:

    What an impressive re-do! Wow this is a great example of how to go from ugly to hip. Great job

  6. Jacqueline says:

    Love this so much, always wanted to try it myself, is cutting the mirror hard?
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  7. shellyleer says:

    Cutting the mirror was unbelievably easy. Nothing to it. I avoided it, but when I tried it, it was a cinch.
    Thanks for the comment.

  8. Emily says:

    Did you use a special spray paint? And did you sandpaper the wood first? I would love to try this on a few pieces I have, but am worried the paint wouldn’t stick.

  9. shellyleer says:

    Just a silver metallic spray paint and I did sand and prime the wood first.

  10. Suzan says:

    Looks so nice, great job!!!

  11. cindy says:

    Wow! Looks fantastic. Goodwill here I come!

  12. Alivia says:

    Hi, I’m in the middle of redoing two nightstands. I just had lowes cut my mirrors, I’m wondering if it’s necessary to sand the edges of the mirrors? If so, which grit of sand paper should I use? And do I just fold it and sand directly with my hand?? Thanks!!! Love your piece!

  13. shellyleer says:

    That’s a great idea!!

  14. shellyleer says:

    Use a sanding block or something, I would not use sandpaper right on your hand.

  15. Geraldine says:

    VERY CLASSY!!!!!!!!!!!

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