Wednesday, September 22, 2010

My "New" Thrift Store Horn Sewing Cabinet

Earlier this summer on one of my trips to visit my favorite local thrift store, I found this sewing cabinet.  It was hidden under another piece of furniture but when I saw it, I thought sewing cabinet.  I got one of the guys to remove the furniture on top.  When I opened the top of the cabinet, much to my surprise I saw a Horn Collection label.  On closer inspection, I found that all the drawers open and closed easily and the lift system was working.  Entire cabinet was in near new condition and was still filled with someone's sewing supplies.  The price you ask?  $30.00

The employee loaded the cabinet into my Honda and I carried my find home.  My DH inspected it closely and determined that it needed new rollers.  He went to Home Depot and purchased six new rollers for less than $20.00.  He installed them and made a few adjustments.  Now I'm the owner of a Horn sewing cabinet for less than $50.00.  I think it is about 20 years old based on information I found in the cabinet.  I looked on line and similar ones sell for over $1000 today.  On the new models, the sewing box and mirror top have been replaced with a fold out that extends the cabinet space.  But for $50.00 I'm so pleased.

I had intended to take the cabinet to our vacation home in Kentucky this fall so it's been in the garage waiting for a ride.  However, we probably won't be driving to Ky this fall in the motorhome and I decided to see if it would fit in my studio.  I already have a Koala SewMate which houses my Bernina embroidery machine and serger.  After rearranging. the Horn fits perfectly in front of my design wall.  My Memory Craft 11000 now has a permanent home. 


Linda said...

Wow, Pam! Now this is really a find! Looks wonderful, and so useful!

PeggyR said...

That is a great find! Hope your dh is doing better. Thanks for always posting on my blog!

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Hi Pam Sweetie,

I am Back! So sorry I haven't had time to visit your blog lately! I have been so busy. But now I am back and must say "you found a SUPER Prize at the thrift store and for just $30.00. I am happy for you. It looks in great shape. I also must comment on the organza leaves, they are beautiful! I just uploaded a few things to my blog so please visit and leave a comment. I have missed them. :(
Soon I will upload a few more things to my blog as soon as I am caught up visiting everyone's blogs.