Sewing Cabinet Re-Do

This past week-end while I was cursing at my sewing machine sewing a baby quilt, I realized that I haven’t shared my sewing cabinet re-do with you all.

I found this chair for $3 at the Salvation Army Outlet (which reminds that I need to stop by and risk my life for some more bargains like this)…


I love a good chair seat covered in cat fur…

I found this sewing cabinet at a local garage sale.  It was marked at $15.  Nate’s mom haggled them down to $10.  Nate and I are bad hagglers…glad we had the pro with us!


I was previously sewing on a our kitchen table so the thought of having my very own sewing table was very exciting.  I followed my trusty painting steps (read them here) and ended up with this….

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My sewing machine doesn’t fit inside the table (the top folds out) and I haven’t gotten around to finding a solution for that but I don’t mind the sewing machine on top…it really doesn’t  have much effect on my spectacular sewing skills.  You may also notice my sewing machine manual on the stand…I don’t sew without it near. 

My sewing machine is a cheap-o Singer Target special.  It works fine except the bobbin randomly decides to randomly jam.  At first I thought it was just me…and then I read the reviews on-line…lots of good sewers with bobbin issues…still doesn’t make me scream at it less when it jams but I do feel slightly better…

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I have to watch what I say because I usually have this pretty face nearby helping me with my projects.  He’s also kind of a chair thief.  He thinks my chair re-do is pretty comfy!  (You can read how I refinish chairs here.)  I think all of your nice comments about him on yesterday’s post are going to his fuzzy head…


There you have it.  A sewing table and chair set for under $15!

Where do you sew? Or do you?  Are you one of those with a pretty sewing room?  Or is yours hidden in your maybe-someday baby room like mine?  Or do you sew old school on your kitchen table? Don’t worry..I’ve been there!

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