Repurposed Sewing Machine Drawers Twin Wall Organizers

December 11th, 2012 in member junk     
gadgetsponge Brian Carlisle, contributor
16 users recommend

I picked up these wooden panels a little while back at an estate sale.  I think they might be doors to the top of an armoire maybe or some sort of cabinet.  I've been looking for more ways to use vintage sewing machine drawers and came up with these wall organizers pairing the drawers and the wood panels.  I cut three drawers in half and used them in triplets on each board.  At the bottom I used the flip-out drawer usually inside the front of vintage sewing machines.  I added the number plaques and the vintage measuring cloth ribbon/tape to bring in more of an industrial vibe.  They measure 18" x 41".  This is the first piece I've used the Modern Masters silver paint on.  I thought I had a big crush on chalk paint -- I'm in love with MM metallic color series.  AND is water based for easy cleanup!
Pattern or design used: My own design - Brian of
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Comments (8)

MacNTrash writes: Wow, very cool !!!! I would put this in my house in a second. Thanks for sharing, Dmc Posted: 6:26 am on December 13th
JunkArchitect writes: Wow! This is the most unique use of sewing machine drawers yet. The paint finish is fantastic too!

Posted: 4:48 am on December 13th
vintagegypsy97 writes: This is great!!! Talk CREATIVITY!!!!! Keep it up!!!!

Have a wonderful holiday!!! Posted: 1:16 pm on December 12th
CottageElements writes: Sue's just got her mind on cookies recipes...ha! Any-who, these turned out amazing! I've seen plenty of sewing machine drawers, but none so cool! Pure awesomeness!

Lani Posted: 11:04 am on December 12th
suewhitney writes: I meant better and better of course. Not batter and better. Note to self...must take typing refresher course. That is my New Year's resolution.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 10:18 am on December 12th
cmarlow41 writes: These are gorgeous! How did you steel yourself to be able to cut wooden drawers in half, though? I don't think I would be that brave! Posted: 9:43 am on December 12th
georgiamoon writes: Whoa Brian,
Sue is right, this is AWESOME. I think I love everything about these, as well as the paint. And wow the collection of pottery behind them is awesome too! You are amazing and come up with some unique, quality pieces. Love, love love the measuring tapes!!!!
Georgia Posted: 1:23 pm on December 11th
suewhitney writes: You just keep getting batter and better! This is awesome.

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 9:05 am on December 11th
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