This is a picture of it sitting in my driveway during the garage sale. To no avail, there were no takers.
It was a good thing because this cabinet would come in handy later.
I needed to come up with an idea for my godson for a wedding shower present. Both the bride and groom are into recycling, so I wanted to make something that was old and I could re purpose. I thought of this sewing cabinet.
It is always nice to have a tray on an ottoman or coffee table. Here is what I came up with.
I unhinged the lid that opens up on the top of the cabinet. Then, it was stripped and sanded and given a very coats of Golden Oak Stain. Because food might be placed on it, I sealed it with mineral oil twice. Bacteria does not grow in this type of oil, so I put two coats of the mineral oil on it. If they ever want to use it as a cheese tray, it will be food safe.
I needed to find some handles. I went to my stash and found these that I picked up at a Restore Habitat store for a quarter a piece.
These handles just didn't make that statement I was looking for. So, off to Hobby Lobby to look for handles that just happened to be 50% off. The handles were $3.99 apiece. Do the math, and for a bit over $4.00 I had my answer.
All that was left was the drilling of two holes for each handle to attach properly.
Of course, I can never let well enough alone, but staged properly.
I hope the newlyweds get a lot of use out of this tray.
The next blog will include the making of Homespun napkins and linens that were given as part of this shower present. Stay tuned.