Sewing Cabinet Makeover

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I couldn't believe I found something I wanted at a thrift store!
This vintage sewing cabinet was exactly what I have been searching for... in great shape... but... not very pretty.
It's a vintage, fabric covered, wooden framed, folding, portable sewing cabinet. They used to be made by a company and called them "Sew Tidy". Many folks have made and decorated their own versions. My mom has one. I wanted one.
Now that I have one, it needed some updating!


To make it more of my own, I painted it. The entire cabinet exterior with spray paint.
Then, attached wooden appliques with glue and tiny finishing nails.
After the glue was dry, I spray painted the exterior again. Then hand painted the interior with chalk paint. The large interior pockets had room for embellishment, so I printed off some antique sewing ads and ironed them on.
They added a nice vintage touch.
This old sewing organizer is perfect for all of my sewing notions storage without taking a lot of space!
The upcycle looks better in the room too!
Suggested materials:
  • Spray Paint   (Walmart)
  • Chalk Paint   (Country Chic Paint)
  • Wood Glue   (Walmart)
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Robin @ Redo It Yourself Inspirations
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  • Orie Rodriguez Orie Rodriguez on Aug 10, 2017
    its so nIce. Do you think two media storage cases hinged together would be about the same size? I'm talking about the ones made to store dvds and cds

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