A while ago I was looking for an ugly old piece of 70's furniture to make over. I came across this sewing cabinet and even though it wasn't really what I was looking for I decided it would do.
Just look at the beauty of it, NOT!
I painted the drawers with Blossom White.
First I sprayed on a light coat of Dual, by Krylon. I only had enough for one light coat so I moved on to Rust-oleum, Blossom white in Satin
I gave the whole cabinet a light sanding in order to wear off some of the edges.
It wasn't as distressed as I wanted it to be, so I decided to go one step further.
I think this may be a little more antiqued than I was expecting, but....
in for a penny, in for a pound!
I think when I get a new top put on it, it will be just fine.
Now for the top, I found a piece of laminated pine shelving. All I had to do was cut 2 pieces to length with the circular saw,
and the rip 3 inches off one of the pieces with the table saw.
Then I glued the 2 pieces together to make up the width that I needed.
I clamped the 2 pieces together, cleaned up the glue, and left it to dry.
A little trial fit to make sure it is the size I want.
I gave it a good sanding, then 2 coats of primer, then a coat of "cabinet and trim" paint. I used the following picture as inspiration. Check out this site, gorgeous!
I have never been to France, but I have been to Morocco, so I used street names and attractions, and made up my own.
I sanded it so it looked worn, and not crisp.
I antiqued it with ebony stain.
Popped it onto the cabinet for a photo op.
Soon I will paint the inside, add a shelf, and attach the top to the base, but for now, there it sits, 98% done ;)