Repurposed Vintage Sewing Machine Cabinet for Storage

November 8th, 2012 in member junk     
gadgetsponge Brian Carlisle, contributor
12 users recommend

This vintage sewing machine cabinet had so much fine detail in the woodwork, I couldn't wait to start this transformation.  I gutted all the bad interior parts and built a shelf inside the bottom behind the doors and added some modified trim to edge the front lip.   In the hole that the sewing machine used to pop up from, I built a storage box using a vintage aluminum catering basin and lined the hole with vintage square yardstick pieces.  I gave the whole piece a couple of different layers of two chalk paint colors and then went to town with the wet sanding/distressing.

Pattern or design used: My own design - Brian of
posted in: member junk, furniture, shelf, blue, repurposed, upcycled, orange, hall table, cabinet, sewing machine, storage, side table, teal, aluminum, yardsticks

Comments (8)

markgrogan writes: That's a bright colour isn't it! What happened to the sewing machine that was put into storage within the cupboard? Would also have been good to see what it would have looked like before the paint coat went on; if it wasn't too dinged up, sometimes the original paint and finishing could have made a really nice statement. Posted: 9:23 pm on September 24th
junkredeemer writes: I'm a late commenter but I love this Brian! The color is awesome!I'm just now getting back to creating pieces after closing my brick n' mortar shop recently. Having fun and enjoying looking at creations from other talented "junkers"! Posted: 6:38 pm on March 4th
TinTinJunkFan writes: Great job and love the turquoise! Posted: 7:25 am on November 13th
suewhitney writes: Very nice, my friend! LOVE the color...please send to Georgia for her birthday. :)

Take care,
Posted: 6:46 am on November 10th
JunkArchitect writes: Amazing transformation! You could not have picked a more appropriate color...perfect!

Posted: 4:49 am on November 10th
MakinItHappen writes: Simply beautiful! Posted: 6:33 pm on November 9th
LloydsLandingofSears writes: Oh yea, this is a hit with me - especially with the little old cabinet drawer you tucked inside. You are a genium with finishes, and this piece is no exception in that regard! It's so ornate in style in the first place that it's as if you've taken a piece of tarnished jewelry and pokished it to perfection, giving it life again. Great job Brian! ~Mary~ Posted: 5:56 am on November 9th
georgiamoon writes: Brian,
If I send you my address can you ship it to birthday is coming up and THAT is what I want. It looks like it was made for me! Love, love, love, everything little thing about it!
Georgia Posted: 3:39 pm on November 8th
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