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Vintage Sewing Machine...Project#1


I purchased this vintage Domestic sewing machine for $40 on Craigslist. I have several vintage sewing machine tables so this one is going to be for multiple projects. Here is the first.
vintage sewing machine project 1, mason jars, organizing, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, shelving ideas, storage ideas, woodworking projects
First thing I did was remove the sewing machine! Very heavy! I plan to make a table lamp from this at a later time.
vintage sewing machine project 1, mason jars, organizing, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, shelving ideas, storage ideas, woodworking projects
I then disassembled the entire sewing machine.
vintage sewing machine project 1, mason jars, organizing, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, shelving ideas, storage ideas, woodworking projects
I sanded the table top and added a 1x2 in the middle to mount the drawer bracket. I then stained the 1x2 and added a little stain to the lighter spots where I sanded the top.
vintage sewing machine project 1, mason jars, organizing, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, shelving ideas, storage ideas, woodworking projects
I spaced out the drawers so that I would have room for my mason jars etc. I also added some cute metal number tags to the front of the drawer. I've been saving them for just something like this.
vintage sewing machine project 1, mason jars, organizing, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, shelving ideas, storage ideas, woodworking projects
Here's the finished product.
vintage sewing machine project 1, mason jars, organizing, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, shelving ideas, storage ideas, woodworking projects
vintage sewing machine project 1, mason jars, organizing, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, shelving ideas, storage ideas, woodworking projects
Below is a picture of the shelf from the sewing table it is screwed in from behind just as it was on the sewing machine. I didn't want to damage the drawers so they are just sitting on the drawer slides. I can always disassemble and reuse the pieces for another project if I choose. I want everyone to know that I didn't come up with this idea all on my own. I saw something similar on Pinterest. I modified it to use what I had.
vintage sewing machine project 1, mason jars, organizing, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, shelving ideas, storage ideas, woodworking projects

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One old vintage Domestic sewing machine
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  • Amber York
    on Mar 31, 2017

    Is there a way to convert an older machine into a vanity for my bathroom? What would be needed to brace the top to hold the sink?

  • Kate Bleakley DiRienzo
    on Jul 26, 2017

    LOVE IT! I have my great Grand's Machine and this looks like something I could easily do to transform it. Question - The 1X2 - how did you mount that to the center? Did you use a bracket of some sort on the back? If you could post or provide that picture it would help with my R&D ( not research and development but Reuse and Duplicate!)

  • Wanda Burt
    on Oct 15, 2018

    Why not fix machine? I have one n looking for ideas. But ur projects are pretty. N useful to n functional. Great job.

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  • Redcatcec
    on Oct 2, 2018

    I have a similar sewing machine from Singer and it is dated to the turn of the century, However, it was in a transport accident and the cabinet suffered, leaving it with damage to the drawer support side pieces. This might be a good solution to something that is not repairable. Thank you!

  • Sandra Smith
    on Nov 11, 2018

    VERY, VERY CREATIVE, BEAUTIFUL AND PUT TO A GREAT PRACTICAL USE!

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