Thursday, August 12, 2010

More Spanish Moss

I see variations of sewing machine cabinets around all the time. I always check them out, but never find just the right one, until now. I just thought this one was really sweet. Not only do I love the cabinet, but the sewing machine is really cool too.









Just imagine what might have been created on this machine - a new dress for mom, clothes for the children, curtains for the windows.







All primed and ready for paint.








I really like the way my little chest of drawers turned out, so I decided to go with more Spanish Moss from the Martha Stewart paint line at Home Depot. Last time I wanted a soft look and used a white glaze. This time I went with chocolate brown - just a little brown paint mixed with my favorite Valspar Clear Glazing Mix. Just changing the glaze gives the color a completely different look.











And here she is all finished.






And I kept the sewing machine inside the cabinet, so you can open her top and find a nice surprise!





I love my real sewing machine. It was a Christmas present from my husband the first year we were married over 30 years ago. It still works like a charm! It's sitting on my kitchen table right now. I'm in the middle of a curtain project using drop cloths. But my sewing machine doesn't come in a fancy cabinet. It fits neatly inside what looks like a giant bowling ball bag and I store it in the guest room closet. My, how things change!



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18 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oooh it is so cute! i love it! do you mind if i ask where you got the hardware? i have been looking for some like that, but in my budget (meaning dirt cheap...). thanks, sharon!

NanaDiana said...

Love it! You did a great job and I love the glazing compound that you used. Have you tried the machine to see if it works? You may have a new machine after all! Diana

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love your sewing machine, it turned out so nice and pretty! You might just have another sewing machine if you tried it out!

Rondell

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

The cabinet turned out beautiful.

Chic Creations said...

I love the sewing machine. It inspires me to get my old cabinet sewing machine painted and looking nice. I now use one that sits on the table, not nearly as pretty as a cabinet one. Thanks for sharing.

Becky@Tea Party said...

Cute! I have almost the exact sewing machine table and have been getting ready to redo it, so it was nice to see one done. ...Stopping over from MMS!

Simply A Farmer's Wife said...

I love it! I just bought an old sewing machine at a second hand store for $49 and I've been thinking about painting it. Thanks for helping me make the decision....... ;)

Jingle said...

admirable job.

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Stopping by from Chic on a Shoestring! Love how this turned out. That sewing machine is cool!

Cassie said...

I love it! I'm so jealous. I can't find one of these reasonably priced anywhere around where I live and I want one to makeover so bad!

nancycreative said...

The cabinet looks so nice painted white! Great redo!

Maxabella said...

Beautiful job, Sharon. Isn't that sewing machine lovely! Does it still work?

Shelia said...

I love your sewing machine table! Looks great!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

gorgeous! what an improvement. :)

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

I love these sewing machine cabinets...you did a beautiful job...wish our new machines came in them!!!

Maria said...

Wow. That is awesome. I just found one of these at my neighbors yard sale for FREE! Except, mine doesn't have a pretty sewing machine inside it. I am excited to paint it and hope it comes out as nice as yours. Way to go!

thriftytickle said...

I love it! Please come by and link up to Vintage Suitcase Friday!

Calli said...

So very cute! I love the color with the glaze!