My first DIY project: Make a Sewing Cabinet into a Curio
I wanted a place to display things in our new apartment. However, we did not have the space for a new curio cabinet.
I also didn't have any furniture that I wanted to get rid of.
Solution: Repurpose something I already had. This is a simple project, but it is also my first one.
And that is how this adventure begins.
I started with:
An Antique Sewing Parlor Cabinet
And a Closet Maid Mini shelving unit (Bought at Target $13.00)
- I cleaned the sewing cabinet with a soap and water combo.
- Polished it up a bit.
- Put the coffin piece on the right way (my boyfriend had it on backwards)
- Assembled the shelving unit. This was pretty easy. You do need a Phillips head screw driver, but every thing else you need comes with the unit along with the stuff you need to mount it on the wall if you want. I will be using this product again when I make the desk for the girls.
In under 30 minutes it looked like this.
I opened the cabinet doors all the away, and set the shelving inside.
Then it was time to decorate.
Next up we have: The desk for the girls' room. The girls dresser. Refinishing our dining room table and our coffee table. Those will be a much bigger undertaking.