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!
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.
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. I used my reciprocating saw to cut it.
I used my Kreg Jig and some Gorilla wood glue to attach a new piece to hold everything together.
I used a scrap piece of plywood to make a bottom.
I decided to add a bottom shelf for extra storage. 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 and I had the worst time ever getting the shelf in place.
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 used some 1×4’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.
The finish max made quick work of the diy chalky paint primer.
I attached the door to the cabinet with screws through the back of the door into the cabinet.
I did a dry wash with ASCP Aubusson Blue
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.
I think I did a great job matching the top to the front.
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!
What is the last thing you repurposed?
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