I’m excited to show you this sewing machine cabinet repurposed into a DIY hall tree. I’m so happy with how it turned out, and I know you’ll love it too!
How to make A DIY hall tree made from a door and a sewing cabinet
This is my design stage. Fancy, eh? I don’t ever draw out plans or anything like that. Lucky for me that the sewing machine cabinet was the perfect width for this $2 door.
First, dismantle the sewing cabinet
Remove the hinges to separate the lid from the cabinet.
I got busy removing all the hardware, every screw I could find.
I wanted to remove the front portion since it had a cutout in it.
Make any structural changes needed
I used my Kreg Jig and some Gorilla wood glue to attach a new piece to hold everything together.
A storage shelf would be handy
A scrap piece of plywood was used to make a bottom.
How about a bottom shelf?
Don't you think it needs a bottom shelf? I set the cabinet onto the plywood to mark the notches.
This is where things got a little crazy. The bottom shelf notches fit great, but the legs are tapered.
This is what happened when I tried to tap, tap, tap the shelf into place. Can you see why it wouldn’t work with the tapered legs? I made some adjustments to the shelf board in order to make it fit.
How to trim out a plain door to give it character
I used some 1x4’s to trim out the top of the door to make it look more like a paneled door.
I’m testing everything to make sure it’s going to fit together.
Finish Max Paint Sprayer
The finish max made quick work of the diy chalky paint primer.
Attach the door to the sewing cabinet
I attached the door to the cabinet with screws through the back of the door into the cabinet.
Dry Brush technique ages the door
Then I did a dry wash with ASCP Aubusson Blue
Mixing stain colors to match project
I sanded the top and stained it using a combination of these three stains. The goal was to get the top to match the original front of the sewing cabinet.
Aren't you impressed with the job I did matching the top to the front?
DIY Hall Tree
What do you think? Isn’t is sweet? Not bad for a $2 door and a $5 sewing cabinet.
This hall tree offers up a lot of storage for those "run out the door" rushes we all get into. It will keep your phone, keys, and purse handy.
Here’s a closer look. That sweet art work was a mother’s day gift from Jamie. I love it!