I picked up this little lady from Craig’s List for $20.00. Yes, it is well over my $5.00 limit. This is the actual picture from Craig’s list. I got this when I very first started junkin’. Also, I knew I was going to make two projects, and I thought they were both going to be for me. My $5.00 limit is flexible if the purchase is for my own personal use, or for a gift.
How to turn sewing machine drawers into a cabinet
I dismantled the wooden parts from the chassis. That in itself was not an easy task. There are many screws holding all of those pieces together. I had a piece of curbed wood that I used for the top. That piece of wood determined the size of this piece. I cut a piece of plywood and routed the edges to match the top. This is the dry fit, making sure that everything was going to work. As it turned out, I decided not to use the piece of bead board that you see in the back in these pictures.
I used some scrap bead board pieces to “box in” the cubby portion. You can see in this picture that some of the wooden appliques have fallen off.
Repurpose sewing drawers
Add legs and you have a new table with storage
Hi, there! I’m Gail, the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. I’m obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believe that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again—myself included! I hope you’ll enjoy the journey and pick up a few tools along the way… literally!
Very inventive at all your creations!
I have the white sewing machine and the base as well. I knew there was a reason I tore it apart! Which was
given to me for free when found sitting on the side of the road. And, I am also working on a singer which
is completely intact.....
Not sure what I am going to create out of it yet, but I am working on it along with 50 other projects.
Happy you found My Repurposed Life! 🙂
Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment, hoping you have great success with your projects!
This is wonderful! I have a sewing machine that has been in the family for a long time that looks exactly like this. Ours too, has the drawer decorative things missing. Did you have these still and just put them back on or were you able to find additional ones somewhere? I really want to make something neat from ours but the drawers are my stinking point.
This is wonderful..midn if i feature it in my blog with link backs to you :)...I am glad i found u...you have another fan out here
lol, that is the post I remembered being awesome, but I forgot it was yours! Lezlee
Ann Marie @ Twice Lovely
Gail, I just went back and looked at these posts with the antique sewing machine. (The posts were written not only before I started blogging, but before I ever knew what a blog was. 🙂 AMAZING, as always!! I can't count the number of times I've passed by these cool old pieces, not knowing what I'd do with it, and you made not only one, but TWO tremendously cool tables with it! You're so inspiring. Really, you're my repurposing hero. 🙂
Chari at Happy To Design
Ohhh my goodness...what a fabulous find! I just love how you reworked and refinished this pretty piece! It's gorgeous! Ohhh...and I love the drawer hardware...so pretty and sooo frenchy!!! You did a great job, my friend! BRAVO!!!
Thank you so much for sharing this fabulous post with us for Sunday Favorites this week! So sorry that I'm just now getting by for a visit...I was out of town yesterday!
Have a marvelous Monday, my friend!
Chari @Happy To Design
Love the table. The price you paid for the machine is a steal. Sindle sewing machine drawers go for a premium around here.
Well where is Chester? I think you did a great job and clever idea.
What a great job! Love it..
om goodness! this is so awesome and usually these aren't hard to find around my parts.... Lezlee
My goodness Gail! You are continually outdoing yourself!! This is amazing!
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OMG we did the same thing over the winter.. I will have to post pics.. Wish I had thought to do a before, mine was in pieces and had no base.. It is now my favorite piece in the house..
Wow! This is quite the transformation! I love it! Well done!
Diann @ The Thrifty Groove
Love it! this turned out wonderful!!
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I love this table,, its just amazing the creative people i've found online,, thanks for sharing. You're a real inspiration. Now, if my brain can hold all of this info ??