I lucked up and got this wonderful sewing machine cabinet for just dollars at our local Salvation Army store. I knew it just had to have a new life, the cabinet had such great details and was in really good shape. The sewing machine was one of those old heavy Singer Machine.. didn't work but that was fine. I just wanted the cabinet. It opens in the middle and had a cute pop out drawer.
I wanted a hutch on it so I made this one, very simple made a box out of some reclaimed 1x6s, added 2 shelves and a paneling backboard. I attached it to the top with some screws.
I sanded it, then painted it black, waxed the edges, painted it a creamy white, sanded the edges so the black would come through then went over it with a dark stain, wipe on wipe off. I added a few of the metal parts of the sewing machine to the cabinet just for fun. The metal plate at the top was the facing off of the sewing machine and the hinges on the bottom shelf was off of one of the sides. I also added a shelf under the bottom, its kinda narrow but there is room for a flat tray, I used a piece of trim to cover the edge of the plywood. I'm happy with it, taking to my booth on Sat. I hope someone will love it and want to take it home.