A few months ago I told you all about my new Sauder sewing and craft cart. After using it for some time, I’ve realized that it’s so much more than just a crafting area! Sauder furniture is designed with functionality in mind, and this piece is definitely functional.
I’m not a super crafty person so you won’t see me digging wood pallets and such out of the trash and making beautiful furniture out of it. It’s just not my thing. This is why it’s so important for me to find furniture like this, that serves multiple functions, so when I can’t use it any more in one room I can easily rework it a little bit and have it serve another purpose. It’s like shopping in my own home!
While, yes, the cart does fit my sewing machine perfectly and serves as a good-looking craft table, it’s also:
A desk for me. I use a laptop – so I can work just about anywhere – but having a space I can call an ‘office’ is nice. The adjustable shelves allow me to adapt it to my needs. A perfect spot for my laptop on the top shelf, bills in the middle, books and folders on the bottom, and lots of room for pens and small office supplies with the built-in storage bins. I can hide my computer when I have guests over, and the cart just looks like a decorative console.
A homework station for my daughters. The drop-leaf gives them an extra work surface so they can both sit there together. No more doing homework at the kitchen table!
A buffet table for when we have dinner parties. This was my husband’s idea, and it works well! The melamine top surface is heat, stain, and scratch-resistant and very easy to clean, and when I open up the leaf it really does give us a big surface to use, allowing me to keep the kitchen counters free of clutter. I can easily remove the storage bins for a cleaner look. Once our formal dining room is finished, I’ll be able to roll the table over there as needed.