Wow! What a change on this sewing table side table. It's amazing what a little elbow grease and paint can accomplish!
Beat Up Thrift Store Find
I don’t have a picture of the cabinet before, but the condition was similar to this one.
I love the looks of these old singer sewing machines. If only I had a way to display them, but I decided to remove it from this cabinet. Removing these old sewing machines can be a little tricky. However, I've gone into detail in this post How To Remove a Vintage Sewing Machine. The key is really just to take your time, and turn it upside down!
I actually bought this cabinet the same time I bought this large sewing cabinet. They both were pretty rough.
Remove Machine from Sewing Table
After removing the machine and lots of sanding and tlc . . .
. . . here is the sewing table side table! I absolutely love this color! I ended up gluing down the lid on this cabinet, due to some hinge problems. The hinges were in need of repair, and it was easier to just glue it than it was to try to repair it. There are other ways to deal with such a problem, be sure to check out the collection of sewing cabinet ideas at the bottom of this post.
How fun is the little pull down drawer for hiding trinkets, keys and such! Especially if you use this by the front door or as a bedside table.
Please think before you throw out old furniture. They don’t make things like they used to. It is a shame that our landfills are full of such “diamonds in the rough”. Sometimes, all you have to do is sand and paint!
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.