Uses for Vintage Sewing Machine Drawers

Written by on June 18, 2013 in home decor, Upcycle with 2 Comments

I have run into a couple of broken down, treadle sewing machines. My mom still has the one that belonged to my great-grandmother but it’s in pretty good shape so we won’t be touching that! Mom put her foot down.

Anyway, I was looking at the sewing drawers thinking they would make great containers, decor or repurposed items. I also see them for sale all by themselves at very reasonable prices. So, here are some of the ideas I have use and as well as new ones I will use in the future that I found on Pinterest.

vintage sewing drawer as bowl

I used this drawer as a container on a Halloween food table. The theme was “Vintage Halloween”  so the vintage sewing drawer was perfect! I lined the drawer with a lime green, satin napkin to ensure the party mix didn’t touch it.

 

funky-junk-interiors-flower-display

 

At Funky Junk Interiors, Donna takes an old sewing machine drawer, mason jars and an vintage washboard that’s missing glass to create this gorgeous window display. I just love it!

Katie's Rose Cottage Sewing Drawer

Katie’s Rose Cottage made this beautiful display from an old sewing machine drawer. This drawer in white chalk paint has a different look than the natural stained wood. It’s simple, shabby and very chic!

Debra Cole sewing drawer shelf

Debra Cole on Pinterest, showed off a sewing machine drawer used as a hanging shelf in a guest bath. Cute idea! I like lining the inside with paper for a nice contrast.

My mind is a whir with ideas! They could hold office supplies, holiday decor or arrangements, centerpieces for a wedding, stacked on a book case with old books in a neat vignette…

Have you got some ideas for using vintage sewing machine drawers as decor?

 

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  1. BuckHawk says:

    What great ways to re-purpose sewing machine drawers. Right off the bat, I thought about making one into a coffin-effect for that Halloween buffet! Adding in a skeleton-mold food seemed like fun.

  2. These really are great ideas! They would be perfect for my quilting group luncheons! I can’t believe none of us have been this creative ourselves.

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