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My love affair with my turquoise antique sewing cabinet

I am here today to finally share my completed sewing cabinet with you! I know, I know…this cabinet took me a really long time to paint! If you have been following my previous posts and wondering as to when I would be sharing the “after” photos with you, thank you for being so patient with me! I can now finally say that it this cabinet is all done and I hope you like it as much as I do!

If this is your first time visiting my blog, you can read about how I was very lucky to find my sweet little sewing cabinet for a song here. Sorry, you will need to scroll down to the bottom of the post for the details. 

My cabinet looks to be in pretty good shape in its “before” photo below. Don’t get me wrong, it was in great shape for its age. In reality though, there were some minor imperfections that needed to be addressed such as some chipping of the paint and some cracking that needed patching. I also wasn’t in love with its tomato red color so I decided that a complete makeover was in order for this cabinet.

 

Are you ready for the after?

 

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Here she is with her new look. What do you think?

Some of you had said that you would like to see my cabinet painted turquoise. I ended up choosing Behr Gem Turquoise mixed at 50% strength as her final color. It is a gorgeous light peacock blue color. I can’t wait to use this color again soon!

 

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Sometimes when I am working on a project, things don’t always go as planned. This seems to happen to me a lot lately! Does the same thing happen to you as well?

What happened this time? Well, I spent part of the day Sunday taking photos to share with you because it was such a beautiful sunny day. Then when I went to upload the photos from my camera to my computer there was a malfunction of the SD memory card and I couldn’t get the photos off of my camera no matter what I tried. It really was my fault for thinking that it was OK to store over 2500 photos on my memory card and not erase them at some point. Thankfully, I had the majority of the photos already saved to my computer and I was also able to find my other camera to use as a back-up, so I apologize if some of my photos are a little dark. These photos were taken as the sun was starting to set.

 

 

This cabinet was modified by one of its previous owners to fit a modern-day sewing machine. The top flips up and my new sewing machine fits perfectly inside. It cannot be stored inside the cabinet when not in use, but it works wonderfully for when it is time to sew. I plan to eventually make a cloth cover for my machine to keep it dust free.

I also want to find a little chair to use with this cabinet sometime soon. In the meantime, my milk painted toile bench fits underneath pretty well. Maybe I should just use the bench and change the fabric to one with a bit of turquoise in it. What do you think? Do you think a chair would be better?

 Milk Painted Toile Bench

Photo Transferred Vintage Sewing Box

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I decided to use Behr Premium Plus Paint and Primer In One on this cabinet. I had never had a chance to try out it before and I wanted to see for myself if it was as good as some people had said it was. I will be sharing my thoughts on this paint in an upcoming post.

Anyway, I prepared my cabinet for painting by giving it a good cleaning and then a light sanding. I then painted it with two coats of the Behr Paint/Primer In One, sanding with 400 grit sandpaper in between coats. I distressed it lightly with 220 grit sandpaper to bring out some of the red basecoat and then I followed up by glazing the entire cabinet with a burnt umber glaze to help bring out the details in the carvings. I made sure to wipe away the majority of the glaze as I was applying it to not “dirty” the final finish. Finally, I finished everything off by applying three coats of my favorite topcoat for durability. The finish feels so velvety smooth!

 

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 Don’t you just love the wooden appliques on this cabinet? They are my favorite part!

 

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I wanted to keep the keyholes and the holes on the bottom of the cabinet legs intact instead of filling them in with wood putty.  Even though the keys are long gone and the holes at the bottom of the legs mostly likely held the wheel that ran the original sewing machine, I think this cabinet is sweet with all of its little quirks!

 

 

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Here she is all set up ready for use.

 

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I am in love with my “new” little turquoise sewing cabinet! I can’t wait until we move so I can have craft room to store it in instead of it taking up prime real estate in my living room.

 

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Before I leave you I am having a tiny little dilemma that I am hoping you could help me with. My Mom was over last night visiting. She really likes what I have done with my cabinet but she thinks that the long drawer on the front is too plain and that it is missing something. She thinks it needs some knobs or another scrolly.

My personal opinion is that this cabinet already has enough scrollies on it and adding more would just make it too busy. I thought of adding some crystal knobs to give the cabinet a little bit of glamour but then they would need to be fairly small because there is not much depth available there. This little drawer has a magnetic closure and it tilts forward when opened.

What do you think? Should I just leave the drawer as is? I would be grateful for your opinion on what you think I should do.

 

Enjoy the rest of your day!

 

 

 

 

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Photo transfers onto wood: a vintage sewing storage box makeover

Good afternoon! It’s almost time for the weekend, and that makes me so happy!

 

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Let me start things off by showing you my latest project.

 

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I found this little vintage accordian-style sewing storage box at Goodwill a while back for only $7.99. It was in really good shape structurally; I just wasn’t in love with its golden-stained 1970′s finish. I knew that a couple of coats of paint and a couple of embellishments could breathe some new life into it.

Don’t you think it looks a little sad in the before photo above? Just look at the big white splotch on the top left and all of the dust on the top. Oh my! That should give you a clue as to how long it was in my basement. It really was time for it to be made over!

 

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Here is what it looks like now after its makeover.

Much better, don’t you think?

I am really in love with it now!

 

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First, I have to apologize for the dark photos that I am sharing with you. It has been very gloomy here (raining/snowing and really cold) for the past few days so not the greatest conditions for taking nice photos. Maybe once the sun decides to shine again, I can replace these photos with some better ones. C’est la vie! (Such is life!) I guess I was mistaken once again; Spring is apparently not on its way…yet!

 

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Now for the nitty gritty details. I started by giving my storage box two coats of Martha Stewart’s Sharkey Gray latex paint mixed 50/50 with white gesso. I then gave it an all-over wash with a medium gray craft paint again mixed 50/50 with gesso. After everything was dry, I mixed up some Sharkey Gray paint, some cream craft paint and some gesso in equal portions and applied it to the entire box using a dry brushing technique.

 

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I did not need to prime this piece, nor did I sand it. The gesso/latex paint mixture sticks to the original finish really well. Adding gesso to your paint also gives whatever you are painting a gorgeous chalky finish and it sands out really nicely with fine-grit sandpaper.

 

 

For the top of my wooden storage box, I transferred two identical copies of a French Ephemera graphic that I found on The Graphic’s Fairy’s blog here.

You can find my tutorial on how to transfer photos by clicking on the photo at the bottom of my post.

 

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Isn’t this a gorgeous graphic? It has so much detail and I really like how crisp and clear it transferred!

The wonderful thing about transferring the photo/image to the wood instead of just decoupaging it on is that your transferred image will take on the background of what it is being transferred to. It ends up looking as if it was printed directly on the wood or it was handpainted on. Very cool!

 

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To add a bit of interest to the sides of my storage box, I added a raised stencilled in a damask design. I then glazed over top of it with a coat of watered down medium gray craft paint.  Finally, I coated my storage box with two coats of Modge Podge Matte to protect it and also to bring out the details of my transferred images.

In case you are interested, I will be sharing a tutorial on how to make a raised stencilled design soon!  Please subscribe at the end of this post or on my homepage to receive an update in your e-mail inbox!

 

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In this photo you can see more clearly the layers of paint that I added to this piece giving it an overall weathered effect.

 

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I have yet to fill up my little storage box but I am sure it will give me a lot of space for the majority of my sewing supplies. The rest of my supplies will be going into my main sewing cabinet. I hope to share its transformation with you early next week.

So, what do you think of my little storage box makeover? Please leave me a comment below. I would love to hear from you.

 

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

 

 

 

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Sewing cabinet poll results & a couple of sneak peeks

This weekend went by so fast for me. How about you?

It was so gorgeous out today. The sun was shining brightly with a nice warm breeze. A perfect Spring day! This warm weather gave me the opportunity to finally get into the garage to work on a couple of pieces of furniture. It is so exciting to be back in my workspace where I can be messy and not have to worry about cleaning up after myself constantly like I do when I am working in my basement.

I have a couple of sneak peeks to show you of some things that I am currently working on, but first, here are the results from the little poll that I had recently to get your input on picking a paint color for my newly acquired sewing cabinet. If you haven’t had a chance to read my previous post about how I found this cabinet, you can read about it here.

 

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As you can see, light turquoise received the most votes. To those people who took the time to leave their votes, thanks so much for voting! You are sweethearts for helping me out!

 

So the next time you see my sewing cabinet it will have changed from this color…

 

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To this color!

 

What do you think? Do you like it? Did I pick a good shade of turquoise?

 

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This color is actually a little less vibrant in person than it shows on the screen so hopefully it won’t end up being too bright. I can always tone the color down a bit if need be.

I can’t wait to see how it turns out and also share it with you!
 

Now for my two sneak peeks…

 

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I found this buffet on Kijiji for $50.00 a few months ago and I thought it would be the perfect piece for my Mom to use as a TV cabinet to hold her flat screen TV. I hope to share the “after” with you next week.

Why so long for the reveal? Well, my Mom lives 1.5 hours out of the city and I just remembered that she has the new cabinet door handles at her house!  Oops!

Even though I will be done painting this beauty this week, I’ll have to wait to show you the finished cabinet when I can install all of the hardware and bring her into the house. I know, I’m sorry to tease you this way!

 

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Here is the other piece that I am working on. You may have seen these little vintage sewing cabinets/organizers at flea markets, thrift stores etc. This one I found at Goodwill for only $7.99. I think it will be perfect to store some of my growing collection of sewing supplies.

This cabinet will be getting a special treatment. Stay tuned to see how it turns out!

 

Until next time.

 

 

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Another book cabinet & my amazing find

After a busy weekend celebrating my daughter’s birthday and entertaining my Mom when she stopped by for a visit, I am happy to be able to get back on track this week working on my projects.

I also had a minor technical glitch show up on my blog last week and because of it I have had to move my Recent Posts list to the footer at the bottom of my blog, so if you are looking for it, that is where you will find the list. As soon as I get the problem resolved, I will add the Recent Posts list back on sidebar where it belongs. Thanks for your patience.

On another note, last week I shared with you my Mom’s french-style sideboard makeover here. I had mentioned that there would be another piece of furniture of my Mom’s that I would be sharing with you this week.

Well, if you recently read my vintage book cabinet post, looking at the “before” and “after” photos of my Mom’s cabinet below may make you feel like you are having a bit of déjà vu . My Mom and I have almost identical vintage cabinets!

How it all came about is, I found my cabinet on Kijiji first, and when I showed my Mom what I had done with mine, she too wanted her very own book cabinet.  For the next month we kept an eye on the local auction websites and low and behold she ended up finding the perfect cabinet one weekend.

The only major difference between our two cabinets is that mine has a drawer in the middle and hers doesn’t. Truth be told,  I actually like the overall shape of my Mom’s cabinet better, but I really love that mine has a drawer. Mine is still a keeper!

 

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When I set out to refinish my Mom’s cabinet, unfortunately I was unable to salvage the fretwork in the glass doors. There was just no way to remove them to paint without ruining them. My Mom was fine with it as she really wasn’t too keen on having to clean behind the fretwork every time she wanted to clean the glass doors.

 

And now for the “after” photos…

 

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It was difficult to take really nice pictures of this cabinet because it is so dark in my Mom’s living room even with all of the lights on and the curtains open. If you look closely in the photo below you can see me trying to hide from view again. Obviously, I am not very good at it!

 

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My Mom’s cabinet was painted in the same paint colors as my cabinet. It was first primed with two coats of Glidden Gripper tinted in Behr Dark Gray. Then it was painted with three coats of Benjamin Moore Natural Linen. Before top coating it with three additional coats of Minwax Polyacrylic, it was distressed so that parts of the original stained finish and gray primer would show through the distressed areas.

 

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Don’t you just love the chunky moulding at the top of her cabinet and the curved design at the bottom? I sure do!

 

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I also used the same old brass drop pulls from Lee Valley on all of the doors and the same two wooden appliques on the bottom doors. Why mess with a good thing?

 

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Of course I had to take some photos of some of her books, keepsakes and decorative items inside the glass doors.

 

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I have to tell you, this cabinet had an unfortunate “mishap” while my Mom and I were carrying it from my truck to her back door. She had one end, I had the other. The fact that she was walking backwards down a skinny, uneven sidewalk was my first mistake. You can see where this is heading! She turned the corner; I thought she still had the cabinet. She dropped her end and fell over and badly bruised her hip on the edge of the sidewalk. I had to put my end of the cabinet down and make sure she was ok. Thankfully she didn’t break her hip!

Her cabinet ended up a little worse for wear too. It cracked on the back at the bottom but it can only be seen from the back. Good thing we were moving just the shell of the cabinet because had the glass doors still been in the cabinet, things could have been much worse for all involved. Live and learn!

 

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So, what do you think of my Mom’s book cabinet? Do you have something similar to this cabinet in your own home that you use to display your books and other treasures? I would love to hear about it.

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Now for my amazing find. This little antique sewing cabinet below came to me when I was least expecting it.

My Mom and I were out this past Saturday afternoon attending a couple of free sewing courses at one of our sewing stores (I am trying to learn how to sew). We were a little late for the class and we accidentally walked into the wrong room while looking for the classroom. There was a non-profit garage sale going on in the room we went into and I happened to come across the sewing cabinet below. It was marked at $50.00 but since they were marking their prices down at the end of the day I ended up taking it home with me for only $30.00. I know, right? Awesome!

Just last week I shared a photo of some antique sewing drawers that I had seen at the Wild Rose Antique Show and I thought they would be amazing for storage in my craft room. Well it was fate, I think. Now I not only have some sewing drawers, but I have a entire cabinet that will be perfect for my new sewing machine. Woot, woot!

It is funny how things work out sometimes isn’t it?

 

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Isn’t she a beauty? I just love her raised moldings and her cute little drawers. The drawer in the middle tilts down and has three long compartments for more supplies. The top folds up and to the left as a table for fabric and the middle was converted to fit a modern sewing machine by its previous owner. So cool!

 

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Now the color she has been painted is a little too vibrant for my taste. My home is decorated in mostly creams, whites, grays, browns. I know, I’m a little boring! I am more of a subtle kind of gal so I have plans to repaint her in the near future.

That is where I was hoping you could help me out.

 

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I would be so grateful if you would vote in my little poll below and give me your opinion on what color you think my little sewing cabinet should be painted. If you have other colors you think I should think about then please leave me a comment below and let me know your ideas. I plan to share what color I ended up choosing later this week and her transformation in the next week or two.

 
 

{Poll Closed}

 

The poll results can be found here and the final reveal of this cabinet can be found HERE. Please stop by to see how my sewing cabinet looks now!

 

 

Until next time…

 

 

 

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Junkin’ at the Wild Rose Antique Show 2012

I hope you had a wonderful Easter holiday with your family. My family and I went out of town to my Mom’s for Easter dinner. So yummy! Us adults had a really relaxing visit while the kids had a great time running around together almost non-stop. I wish I had their energy! To think of all of the things I could get accomplished.

While visiting, I had a chance to take some photos of a couple of furniture pieces of my Mom’s that I had previously refinished for her. I will be sharing them this coming week. Stay tuned!

On Good Friday I went junkin’ at the Wild Rose Antique Show here in Edmonton. This annual show is host to approximately 140 vendors from all over Canada showcasing everything from fine china and antique furniture to vintage ephemera and cottage/shabby chic home decor items.

 

 

I arrived about an hour after the show opened and the place was overrun with shoppers! It was really difficult to wander into any of the booths to take a look at what was being offered. Note to self: Next time go later in the day!

 

 

Again, I was trying to take these photos with my Android cell phone without being too inconspicuous, so I’m sorry if my photos are a little blurry. I thought you would like to see them just the same.

 

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Since I am drawn to anything cottage style or Shabby Chic, most of my photos from the show are of that nature. For instance, my most favorite was this white chippy antique dresser. I am sure I could have very easily found a place for it in my home, had it come home with me.

 

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I also really loved this aqua wicker table. Gorgeous!

 

 

Another vendor had filled her booth with smaller cottage decor items. Her prices were very reasonable and she had a great selection. Here are some of the pieces that she had for sale.

 

 

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Don’t you just love these original chippy tin ceiling panels? What beautiful patina they have!

 

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Below are some of the other items that caught my interest at the sale. I really wish that the vintage sewing drawer cabinet was in my budget because I have a dream of painting up some sewing drawers for use in my craft room. They would be perfect for storing so many odds and ends.

 

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Here is what I ended up buying at the sale.

 

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I found a couple more pieces of Transferware to add to my collection. I have been collecting for just over a year now and I have quite a few really nice pieces.

 

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I also found these two small platters in the $1.00 bin. They both will be painted and aged at some point. I think I am going to put a photo transfer in the middle of the brass one after it is painted and then use it as a piece of art for my wall.

 

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I fell in love with this vintage chenille pillow, so it had to come with me. I think the raised floral detail is gorgeous and I think will add some great texture to my collection of pillows.

 

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Finally, this vintage tea towel was in one of the bins at the front of a vendors table. It really caught my eye with its cream linen fabric and its bold black graphic design. For only $2.00 it was a steal! I think I am going to frame it one day and use it as art somewhere in my home.

 

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This towel originally came from from the Canterbury Cathedral in Kent, England. Click here for the virtual tour of the Cathedral. It looks like a very beautiful place. I can only wish that I would be able to visit such a beautiful place some day.

 

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I hope that you found my junkin’ adventure interesting. I would love it if you would please leave me a comment and let know which one of the items I have shown is your favorite.

 

Till next time…

 
 
 

 

 

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