Showing posts from May 21, 2012

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 d…