Glossy Sewing Table Makeover

Date
Nov, 23, 2015

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GLOSSY SEWING TABLE MAKEOVER

glossy sewing table makeover

I’ll be honest, I’m not usually a fan of a glossy finish on furniture. I prefer more of a matte finish and that’s typically what I stick to for my makeovers. But when DecoArt sent me some of their new Americana Decor Maxx Gloss paint, I was excited to give it a try.

First I needed a piece to try it on. I found this old sewing table at a local thrift store, which already went under one paint job, but it needed a little refresher.

sewing table makeover

There was still actually a sewing machine in it, but I took it out because it weighed SO much and I could barely move the table on my own with it in there. I’m not even sure if it still works.

Before getting started I gave the whole table a light sanding and then got right in with the paint. I used the color Hematite; a very pretty grey.

glossy Americana Decor paint

Once I started painting, I did notice the paint was a little stickier than chalk paints, which I typically work with, but it did go on super smooth and even with the first brush stroke I could see the high-gloss sheen starting to form.

It may have been because I was working with an already painted table, but I really only needed one coat with this stuff. A couple areas I gave two coats, like the top, but other than that the coverage was great.

It dries pretty fast and you can tell it’s a durable finish before even sealing it.

The grey was a perfect neutral base to add some fun paper and a pretty new knob 🙂

glossy finish painted furniture

floral and glossy table makeover

glossy grey sewing table

Floral paper table

glossy table with new knob

I can definitely see the perks of using such a high gloss product. The finish is super durable and would be really easy to clean. This paint comes in 20 great colors and you can find it at Michaels (in-store & online), Home Depot (select stores & online), Jo-Ann Fabric & Crafts Stores (in-store & online), and Meijer.

It was so fun trying out a new product. This is definitely the way to go if you’re looking for a more modern, clean look.

How do you feel about glossy finishes?

Glossy Sewing Table Makeover with Americana Decor Paint

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24 Comments

  1. Reply

    Marie at The Interior Frugalista

    December 2, 2015

    Nice makeover Bre! Love the color, that pretty knob, and the papered sides. You’ve intrigued me to give the Maxx Gloss a try – now I need to find the perfect piece to give a makeover.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      December 3, 2015

      Thank you Marie!! You should definitely give it a try! 🙂

  2. Reply

    Bre @ Average But Inspired

    November 24, 2015

    This is a really pretty color! I love the paper you added to the side, too! I have a container of this paint (different color) at my craft desk that I’ve been meaning to try – I will do that sooner rather than later because I love how yours turned out!

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    Emily @ Table & Hearth

    November 24, 2015

    Isn’t this just a little cutie?!? Love the side accent and the color you chose is perfect!

  4. Reply

    Kris C.

    November 23, 2015

    Always amazed at the wonderful colors you pick to re-do a piece. Gorgeous! I have a sewing machine in a table just like this that could use freshening up. Question: did you paint the inside of the cabinet door and flip-side of the top? Should I do that if I’m still using the sewing machine in the cabinet? Thanks!!

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    Anne McClane

    November 23, 2015

    That knob! *swoon* The whole piece looks great

    As a mom of littles, glossy paint and I have become BFFs! Our entire house is painted with flat wall paint and it is horrible. Nothing comes off of them.

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    Tan

    November 23, 2015

    I love the floral detail on the sides! It goes perfectly with that paint colour. So so pretty!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      November 23, 2015

      Thank you so much Tan!!

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    Susan

    November 23, 2015

    I am glad to see how this paint works. I was wondering if it would show brush marks too much. But I love how yours came out. I have to think of something to try it on. I have been loving the matte look forever, I am ready to change it up with some shine!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      November 23, 2015

      It doesn’t show brush strokes at all! It’s almost like once you paint it on it just kind of smooths itself out. I love the matte look but this was definitely fun to try!

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    Marcie Lovett

    November 23, 2015

    I saw it at Jo-Ann recently and wondered how it would work. I usually prefer a chalk finish, too, but sometimes a glossy finish is what a piece needs. Looking forward to trying it!

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      brepurposed

      November 23, 2015

      Couldn’t agree more!

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    Alexis @ Persia Lou

    November 23, 2015

    Oh! Love that fun pattern on the side. So good!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      November 23, 2015

      Thanks Alexis! Can’t go wrong with Rifle Paper Co. 😉

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    Katie @ little house of four

    November 23, 2015

    Love, love, love the color and fun paper! I never would have thought to add it to the side, great idea!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      November 23, 2015

      Thanks Katie!! It just needed a little something extra 😉

  11. Reply

    Amy | Delineate Your Dwelling

    November 23, 2015

    I love this glossy gray color. That knob is just perfection, too!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      November 23, 2015

      It’s the perfect shade of gray!

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    Sarah @ Little Red Brick House

    November 23, 2015

    Gorgeous, girl! That color is so lovely and the paper on the sides is such a fantastic surprise.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      November 23, 2015

      Thanks Sarah! Love adding a little surprise 🙂

  13. Reply

    Kimm at Reinvented

    November 23, 2015

    Love it! I also chose a sewing table to paint with my sample of Maxx gloss and used the same color! :). Gotta admit, I’m feeling pretty proud that for one minute, my brain thought just like yours… 😉

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      brepurposed

      November 23, 2015

      ha! You’re too funny. Great minds think alike! 😉

  14. Reply

    Lindsay Eidahl

    November 23, 2015

    The paint looks great! I like that it would be easy to clean and it is durable!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      November 23, 2015

      Thanks girl! Super easy to clean, which is always a plus 🙂

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