Monday, October 29, 2012

Antique sewing cabinet Redo

Good Monday Morning my Beauties!
I hope you are having a great day so far.
(we are still sulking from the Tigers loosing the world series...but C'est la vie!!

I wanted to show you this cute little cabinet that I had painted about a month
ago. I had got it from a girlfriend who was cleaning out her grandparents house.
Her brother had wanted to just throw all this stuff in the dumpster but she
knew I would want it! (thanks Renee)
I am pretty sure this is a little sewing cabinet..It kind of looks like those little
humidors too but doesn't have any kind of lining inside it.
So for the sake of this post I am calling it a sewing cabinet! :)

The first thing I did was fill the handle whole because over the years it had become
very loose. This way I could put the cute little knob back in and have it
be nice and secure.

Then I lightly sanded the whole thing down.

and here is where the fun began! I mixed up a custom color again (I swear I feel like
a little kid when I start mixing colors, I just start playing until I get what I want)
I slapped on the first coat in one direction and when that was dry I slapped on
another coat in the opposite direction so that when it was
dry and I waxed it the wax would catch all the different brush strokes!

and it did! I waxed it and lightly distressed it and love how all the little details just pop!

So something that was gonna go in the trash was saved to see another day.

Now I think its too cute for anyone to even THINK of throwing her out!
Have a BEAUTIFUL day my friends!


Anonymous said...

its beautiful and I LOVE the color!

Marty Walden said...

This is beautiful! I have a sewing machine cabinet that I want to paint now!

Jessica Culp said...

What an adorable cabinet..worthy of a prominent place in the home now!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

What a gorgeous job you have done on this piece. Megan

reiadm said...

I love it! What a great find and you did an excellent job giving it new vibrant life! Reia from

Unknown said...

LOVE it!! Great job ~ as always!!

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

It's beautiful! I love your custom color!

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Gorgeous little piece! So glad you and your friend were able to save it. It's amazing what some people want to throw out! Great color!

Amy said...

Adorable- I love random little pieces of furniture, and the color is wonderful! Thanks for sharing

Unknown said...

Fantastic job! and the landfill thanks you too!

Cassie Bustamante said...

that is such a sweet piece! i love the color!

Doreen said...

So glad you rescued this beautiful antique. I really like your turquoise color. I'm partial to turquoise and aqua hues.

Christine said...

AMAZING!! What a beautiful piece!!!! It would look perfect in Gabrielle's room! :)

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

Donna Wilkes said...

Turquoise is my favorite color so I was drawn to your pic on DIY. Love this little cabinet. So glad you were able to save her!

Distressed Donna Down Home

Unknown said...

Love, Love, LOVE it!! So cute!!!

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

This is so pretty, Karin--I love the turquoisy-blues that you chose to use. What a lovely piece to grace a bedroom or a bathroom now!

Unknown said...

looks fabulous- love the colour!

Pamela said...

Karin it turned out perfect! I love the color you chose. Thanx for partying at my place!

Unknown said...

I am smitten with that blue.

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Your transformation is gorgeous Karin. Thank you for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday. I'm featuring you today :)

Jocie@TheBetterHalf said...

Beautiful, as always! You have such a great eye for color!

Thanks so much for linking up last week at the Humble Brag! Hope to see you back tomorrow to link up more great projects and see if you were featured. Don't forget, we will be giving away more free ad space! :)