Antique Painted Sewing Table Antique Painted Sewing Table. We re purposed this table (took the heavy sewing machine out) sealed the table and refinished it in a true black paint. We applied a design application on top and then layered over with paint and then hand distressed and painted. Very unique nice tall side table, which is great for an entryway or at the stairway. A beautiful artisan piece. It has been sealed with a fine furniture wax.