Yesterday I posted that I intended to construct a sewing hutch from this old T.V. cabinet I found at a thrift store. We did it last night and it turned out pretty darn awesome and I'm very, very pleased with it. When we decided to finish our basement, there was a dead end hallway that then broke off to a bathroom and a storage room on each of the side walls. I knew I wanted a sewing cabinet that I could just fold up or close away, but the ones I was finding on-line were in the high hundreds to thousands of dollars. I did find a few smaller ones, but they were just that. Smaller. And stark white. Nope. Not happening. I started looking through thrift stores and Craig's List. I found several on Craig's list for cheaper than the one I bought at the thrift shop ($150), but they were also dog chewed or not as solidly constructed. This one is solid.
My neighbor came by to see how we were doing just as I was trying to fit the peg board in the back of the armoire. I had it cut so that the bottom would rest on the armoire itself and the backing of the cabinet wouldn't have to support the weight. However....It SO was not cut to the measurements I gave him. It was 2 inches too long and about 4-5 inches too short. Oh well. I cut it down to fit. The neighbor did make a good point. If I put it flush to the back, I couldn't get the pegs to poke through. We took some extra molding from downstairs and attached it to the backing and ran screws into that to give it some space.
I found an absolutely horribly awesome rug to go underneath it.
Mounted some stick lights underneath. I should have moved them farther back. Because the peg board paint is so dark, it's hard to see back in there. I may go purchase another set of lights to put farther back.
This is the stand where my sewing machine used to sit -I had already brought it to the basement when I took this. It's very, very small, but that's not the problem......
THIS was the problem. This should look like a desk, but instead it's where all of my sewing stuff gets thrown. This is actually pretty clean because the kids had already brought four baskets of ribbon downstairs by the time I thought to snap this picture.
I still don't have everything set up inside the cabinet as it will be, but it's getting there, and I just love how the whole thing closes up nicely.