Painted Sewing Table With Silk All-in-One Mineral Paint

Today, we’re excited to talk about a fun and easy project that is perfect for those who love painted furniture. We’ll show you how to transform an ordinary sewing table into a beautiful piece of decor. This painted sewing table with silk all-in-one mineral paint is a makeover that anyone can do, regardless of painting experience.

Plus, using all in one paint makes this project a breeze, and the end result is truly impressive! If you haven’t tried it already, it’s one of the best types of paint for furniture for quick and easy results!

Photo of Sewing Table before the makeover

I’ve teamed up with some of my furniture painting friends to share Dixie Belle Paint’s new Silk Mineral Paint colors, test their new Bonding Boss primer, and have fun with a giveaway! Scroll down to the bottom of this blog post to enter, and to see everyone else’s brand new makeovers with Dixie Belle’s new paint colors! (Hint, they are good!!)

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I bought this old sewing table at a thrift store for $10. No sewing machine in here, and new sewing machines won’t fit, so I’m gonna turn it into an accent table or end table for someone.

Oh, and a little shoutout, thank you Dixie Belle Paint for sponsoring this post and giveaway!

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Supplies Used for Painted Sewing Table

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Preparing Sewing Table Before Paint

First I cleaned it with white lightning Dixie Belle cleaner. Just mix the powder with hot water, and then wipe it on with an old rag to remove grime and prep the furniture for paint.

photo of using Dixie Belle white lightening to clean furniture

Unfortunately, this piece was refinished at some point, and the varnish had puddled in some areas. The finish was also very bumpy and damaged in some areas, so I sanded these areas all smooth with 220 grit sanding screens and my 3×4 SurfPrep sander.

Unfortunately, sanding through the finish usually means that we will have bleed through stains from the sanded areas, so I had to seal those areas very well to prevent stains from coming through the paint.

Priming Sewing Table with Dixie Belle Bonding Boss Primer

Dixie Belle Paint came out with a new primer called Bonding Boss that is a stain blocker and a bonding primer in one. It’s waterbased though so I have my doubts on how well it will work when pieces have very bad stains from the wood tannins. But I want to test it and see if it’s good or not.

photo of using Dixie Belle bonding boss to prime furniture

I primed the table with 3 coats of primer, using a mohair roller and round brush. I let the primer dry around 20 hours between each coat, which is longer than the recommended time, but I know waterbased primers that have any chance at blocking stains need a longer dry time between coats.

Here’s a list of the best paint brushes for painting furniture. A paint brush can make or break the look of your finished project, so don’t skimp here!

After the first coat, I could easily see a lot of bleedthrough stains all over. By the last coat, I could see faint stain lines, but it wasn’t pronounced. So, I can say it can block stains, but it takes a long time to do so.

Bleedthrough stains after 1st and 3rd coat of primer

And yes, I left the hinges on. Hinges honestly are a pain to put back on and have the doors work properly, so I have gotten in the habit of leaving them on. The proper thing though would be to remove them or tape them off so they don’t get painted.

Painting Sewing Table with Dixie Belle All-in-One Mineral Paint

A day after the last coat of primer, I set up a makeshift paint booth and sprayed the beautiful new color of silk paint, called Acadia, onto the table.

I thinned the paint out by about 15% I think, but it still was thicker than I like to spray. I didn’t thin it more though because I didn’t want to mess with the integrity of this paint. Here is more information on how to thin paint for the Wagner FLEXiO paint sprayer.

It also has a stain blocking primer built in, and even though this is a darker color, I want it to keep blocking those stains that are coming though.

photo of painting furniture using silk paint

I also sprayed the inside of the table in case anyone opens it up, I wanted it to look nice inside.

I let the paint dry for a couple of hours between coats, with everything open. Then I laid some paper towels on the top before I closed the top so the freshly painted surface wouldn’t stick together or get ruined, even though it was dry to the touch.

Once closed, I sprayed the areas that I couldn’t get, letting it dry for a couple of hours between coats.

This paint doesn’t require a topcoat, and honestly, I just wanted a quick and easy makeover here, so I opted to not topcoat this one…. I’ll probably regret that, or I would if I was keeping it. If I topcoated it, I would have sprayed it on. Here is how to spray polyurethane if you want to topcoat a project and make it more durable.

Here’s what it looked like before… and here’s what it looks like now!

Before and after photo after the makeover

Isn’t it cute?? Painting furniture doesn’t have to be a long drawn out process for fun little projects like this!

Dixie Belle Paint just came out with new colors, and this paint color is one of them. They knocked it out of the park on this. It’s such a good color! You can check out my Dixie Belle Silk Paint review for more of my thoughts on this paint.

Also, in the end, the Bonding Boss primer and the dark silk paint didn’t let any stains from the wood come through. I’m not sure if it would still work if I topcoated this paint, because usually that’s when problems arise. Thankfully, it worked out though!

Watch the full video of this makeover here, or keep scrolling to see the after photos of this project!

close-up view photo of sewing table after the makeover
Full view photo of sewing table after the makeover

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close-up view photo of sewing table after the makeover

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Painted Sewing Table With Silk All-in-One Mineral Paint

Painted Sewing Table With Silk All-in-One Mineral Paint

This painted sewing table with silk all-in-one mineral paint makeover gets you a cute accent piece using Dixie Belle Paint's new color.


  1. Start by cleaning the sewing table with Dixie Belle's White Lightning cleaner. Just mix it with hot water and wipe away any grime with an old rag to prepare for painting.
  2. If there are any rough or damaged areas, sand them smooth with 220 grit sanding screens and a sander before moving on to priming. This is for a smooth finish without any imperfections.
  3. To prevent bleed through stains, use Dixie Belle's Bonding Boss primer and apply 3 coats with a mohair roller and round brush. Make sure to let each coat dry for at least 20 hours before applying the next one.
  4. Use Dixie Belle's All-in-One Mineral Paint in the beautiful color of Acadia. Thin it out by about 15% and spray onto the table for a flawless finish. Don't forget to paint the inside for a complete look.
  5. Let the paint dry for a couple of hours between coats.
  6. This paint does not require a topcoat, so it's perfect for a quick and easy makeover. However, if you plan on using it a lot, a topcoat will help it last longer. Enjoy your beautifully transformed sewing table!

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photo of Sewing Table before the makeover


  1. I’m so glad you like this green from Dixie Belle’s silk collection!

  2. This is a great color as are the others in this collection, but my favorite color painted furniture is always a navy blue.

  3. I like this Acadia color. I’m looking forward to trying the Silk paints.

  4. That color of green is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing

  5. Karen Cofield says:

    That is such a pretty color! Great makeover.

  6. An amazing before and after. It’s crazy how a coat of paint can breath new life into an old piece. Your sewing table is now a stunning, modernized end table. Love it! Pinned!

  7. Susan Verbaan says:

    Love seeing the paint colors on the furniture. It is so much better than just the spoons. Looks great.

  8. Pamela Guthrie says:

    Beautiful cabinet makeover! Gave me some ideas of what to do with the sewing cabinet from my mother. Thank you.

  9. Rhonda Doemelt says:

    Very good job and choice of color! I love sewing cabinets and you did a excellent job on this one!

  10. This is a great transformation!

  11. Cindy Gaston says:

    That color is beautiful!

  12. Jill Holland says:

    This color is so different – perfect for this table. My mother in law has a sewing table like this but it still has the old sewing machine inside. I am thinking if she doesn’t want it….

  13. Thank you so much for the love on our furniture tutorials! Give your sewing cabinet some love so you can enjoy it more. Thanks for the feature!

  14. Thank you for the love on this sewing table and for the feature!

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