A sentimental sewing machine restyle.

I adore my customers. The spirit and energy of the sweet couple who own this sewing machine can fill a room (or my studio) in an instant. They are chatty and delightful and have plenty of stories to share. When they first came into my studio a few months ago we collaborated on restyling a sewing table that had belonged to my customer's mother. He shared with me a memory he had of using the sewing machine as a young boy with his mother. The idea came to restyle the sewing machine and its table so that it could sit in a prominent place in their home and be used as a small serving bar for entertaining guests and/or to display his mothers sewing machine at other times. Love!

We decided to use Miss Mustard Seed's Milk paint in 'kitchen scale' and 'grain sack' for a beautiful and fun finish. The metal table base and legs were given a good clean up and wipe down using hemp oil to restore some shine. I adore all of the quirks and mechanics of this table with its easy to tuck away sewing machine, hidden drawers, small table extension . . .

The table has a tiny bit of distressing and an antique wax finish for extra character. We also painted out inside the sewing machine cabinet as well as all the drawers for a unified look.

The sewing machine sitting on the table is a great conversation piece and can be tucked away discreetly when the table top is needed for entertaining. A beautiful piece that is truly multi-functional AND holds great sentimental value.

The sewing machine sitting on the table is a great conversation piece and can be tucked away discreetly when the table top is needed for entertaining. A beautiful piece that is truly multi-functional AND holds great sentimental value.

What a beautiful ode to my customers mother to have her sewing table restyled. I hope that it will now be loved and used for many years to come.

Another Home Show - and a restyled sewing table!

Hi there! It would seem that spring is finally in the air . . . well warmer weather and rain anyways.

Original Mango Reclaimed artwork - available  in store . 

Original Mango Reclaimed artwork - available in store

What better time than spring to start thinking about projects for the home? Mango Reclaimed and The Inspiration Nest will be taking the studio on the road again to meet and greet lots of new faces at the Durham Home Show this weekend!

The Durham Home Show takes place Friday April 25th - Sunday April 27th at the Whitby McKinney Centre. Print your 2 for 1 admission coupon here. Everything you will want to see for your home inside and out is on display at the show. We will be there to answer any of your questions about restyling your furniture or home decor. Stop by and see us - we would love to see you there!

More original Mango Reclaimed artwork - available  in store.  

More original Mango Reclaimed artwork - available in store. 

 Now, how about this restyled sewing table? 

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Painted white, given some soft grey stripes and a bit of distressing this table is now completely adorable! The colours are soft and neutral, the stripes add character and the sewing table base has plenty of charm. 

A glimpse at the 'before' and 'after' . . . do you like the stripes? What do you think?

See you this weekend at the Durham Home Show!