Repurposed Antique Sewing Machine Stand Wall Bins

I resisted the urge to go to the auction last weekend, so I could focus on working with all the stuff I already have.  Junk can breed quickly if you aren’t careful, and my stash of junk has been reproducing all over my house.  I’ve had a pair of cast iron legs that were removed from an antique sewing machine table for several months.  They’ve been leaning against the wall in my entryway, and have fallen over several times, so it was time to turn them into something, before they landed on someone’s toes.
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As is often the case, I bring home the junk and come up with ideas of what to do with it, and my husband does the actual work.  I brainstormed ideas for awhile, and finally decided to turn them into wall bins.  There were already holes in the legs, where they had previously been attached to the rest of the table, so it was just logical to attach something to the holes.  I picked out three old bread pans and my husband attached them to the legs.  There was only one hole behind two of the pans, which posed the problem of the pans swiveling back and forth, so he found some metal strips in our garage, and attached them from the back of the legs, into the pans to brace them. That made them super stable.
Repurposed Antique Sewing Machine Table Legs into Wall Bins by
The legs have such a beautiful shape and the little metal wheels at the bottom are just icing on the cake.
Repurposed Antique Sewing Machine Table Legs into Wall Bins by
The top two holes are perfect for mounting it on a wall, but since I didn’t want to makes holes in my wall to take a photo, I just attached wire to hang it.  I can see this being used in many ways throughout the house.
Repurposed Antique Sewing Machine Table Legs into Wall Bins by
Of course, it would look adorable in a craft/sewing room, holding spools of thread or craft supplies, but I think it would also be wonderful holding towels in a bathroom, or even used as a spice rack in the kitchen.

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You can see more of my sewing machine table salvage projects HERE.

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  1. As usual you are SUPER creative and I love reading and looking at your creations!

  2. I saw this on FB and I honestly couldn’t guess what it was. What a creative idea! I’ve made tables and even a glass top jewelry display with old sewing machine legs but never a wall hanging shelf! Really great!
    leelee @

  3. This may be one of my favorites! I think this would be awesome in a laundry room too…the shape reminds me of a dress.

  4. very clever Angie … I have a pair or sewing machine legs and had hoped to make a table … but this sure is a useful idea.
    Thanks for sharing your creations and thanks to husbands who help carry them out.
    Audrye Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  5. Love your projects!
    Be blessed

  6. That’s another cool idea and turned out wonderful, Angie! It’s great to have a handy hubby, isn’t it 🙂 ?

  7. As always, beautiful as it is! I can imagine having one. I love how the art of music, displays on the walls. I feel like I’m going to play a piano now! Classy!

    Sebastian Chuter

  8. Another amazing re-purpose Angie! You two make a great team 🙂

  9. Great idea and so creative, Angie. I love it! Now I need to find some old sewing machine legs!

  10. This is a fabulous piece!! I absolutely love how you have worked so many projects out of an old sewing machine table! Love it!

  11. Brilliant!

  12. Love it! Clever and beautiful ~

  13. What a clever idea Angie – love it!
    Marie @ The Interior Frugalista

  14. that’s a great item!!! very clever.

  15. That is one clever idea! Beautiful 🙂

  16. Like it … like it … and yes, like it! 🙂

  17. You always have such cool re-purposed items! Enjoy seeing them!

  18. Angie, you are so awesomely creative! Love this and all of your wonderful creations!

  19. I just love this and will be featuring it on Tuesday at Twirl and Take a bow!
    Be sure to come and grab a featured Button!
    Can’t wait to see what you come up with next!

  20. ��Now this TOTALLY ROCKS…which is nothing unusual! Angie, you are so inspiring with your eye for the unusual and your amazing talent!

  21. What a great idea! Incredibly creative, and so beautiful!

  22. AWESOME idea. I love it. And I love the wallpaper in there. Great job.

  23. I’d just like to ask about the wall paper… that wall paper or something you create…..I love that look on the wall…..How did you do that…..Or where did you find it at….

  24. John Simpson says

    These are great……. Loved these….


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