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
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.