Are you looking for sewing machine cabinet repurpose ideas? You're in the right place! These cabinets are often tossed out and unwanted.
Sewing Machine Cabinet Ideas | Side Tables
Redoing sewing machine cabinets into side tables may be the easiest DIY. I prefer to remove the piece under the lid that I call the sewing machine frame, the actual board that holds the machine. The uses and colors are endless!
An antique or family heirloom becomes usable again with a little fresh paint or update!
Using a two tone color palette really brings out the beauty of the real wood. Many times the tops are damaged, and paint is the only way to go.
Isn't this a fun style? I love the shape of this sewing machine cabinet.
For a really easy project, leave the piece as is, and just add paint!
For a more detailed project, paint, distress, and add a stencil.
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Depending on the leg room area of your sewing machine cabinet, you may want to add a chair to make a writing desk.
As I said, above, just adding a chair makes all the difference. Perhaps you have a single chair in storage you could paint to match?
Perfectly chippy sewing machine writing desk.
Even better if your original piece still has the stool that matches. In addition, when there are drawers in place you have even more options for your new purpose.
Marrying two items, totally changes the look of the original cabinet. What was added to this piece? Can you tell?
Finding a coordinating chair, easily turns a side table into a handy writing desk. A table this size is perfect for a laptop or homework station.
Use Fabric to Mod Podge a Sewing Cabinet.
To make this secretary desk, reclaimed dresser drawer fronts and shelf brackets make it all come together.
More Sewing Machine Cabinet Ideas
Because they come in all shapes and sizes, here are some random ideas. These ideas are to inspire you to think outside the box and decide where you need some extra storage or table space.
Just because it was a desk style, doesn't mean you have to use a chair with it!
This vintage piece has tons of storage behind those doors! It would be great near your front door for all those last minute things you grab. Perhaps it would be more at home in your master bedroom to hold jewelry and other personal items.
With only a few modifications you can make a handy drink station or barbeque table near your grill.
This old gal had a really rough top, so I disguised it with a buffalo plaid transfer. This sewing machine cabinet is now a handy craft table that opens up and allows so much elbow room. Extra storage is a bonus!!!
This little cutie could easily get a lower shelf added for baskets and more storage.
Add a shelf where the machine use to be, and you can slip a laptop inside.
Combine a pretty cabinet with an old door to make an oh so useful hall tree for your home.
Ohhh, maybe the best for last? How about a portable bar?
I hope you are ready to use the sewing machine cabinet ideas to bring more charm to your home! The added storage can be a huge bonus!
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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.