Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Got Sewing Machine?

I have had this little sewing cabinet a few years now. I actually used it just like this, while planning on painting it for myself later.
 In the mean time I found another, bigger sewing desk, not as cute and antique-looking, but more suited for my needs, so I decided to paint this one to sell in our booth at The Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Goodyear .
It was actually in a good condition, with some superficial scratches and marks.
Nothing that could not be fixed with some light sanding and paint.

Since my discovery of home-made chalk paint, I almost never do any heavy sanding anymore. Not when I want to paint over the surface anyway. 
This is it after some light sanding and a off-white base coat of chalk paint.
(yes, I'm painting in my family room...too hot in Phoenix this time of the year. But it is an old carpet remnant on top of my regular carpet, so I am being careful...)
For the top coat , I mixed in a small amount of blue. I kept the original hardware, just spray painted it black. The rest of the hinges I just painted over...I liked the look.
 Isn't she gorgeous? 

 So many extra little drawers and cool storage ..
 I almost regret selling her now..

Have a lovely week, and happy thrifting!

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  1. Suzanne
    This is a really cool piece. Love the storage. Next time I see one of these I will look at it different! New follower!

  2. Such a great look for this piece and really a great update. So glad you shared it on BeColorful.


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