Thursday, May 6, 2010

Transformed Sewing Cabinet



Last year at an estate sale I picked up this little sewing cabinet for $4.00.  It was cute and I new I could put it to good use.  However it was in sorry shape, one of the legs as you can see was detached.

So for the past year I just propped up the leg on the bottom and used it as is.  Well this week I decided that this little table needed a makeover!!

Soooooo first I sanded her down.  Then I decided to mod podge scrapbook paper to the front...but when I was smoothing down the paper, I put a hole in it!!!


So I took and cut out a design from a contrasting piece of scrapbook paper.


At this point I HATED IT.

I then ripped off the paper.  Next I painted the whole thing white and went through a wall paper book that I got out of a free box.  I found a nice, light, subtle pattern, I Mod Podged it down and then lightly sanded the edges and then added some Ralph Love.......Ralph Lauren smoke glaze that is.


I then took a beautiful piece of wallpaper from the book and added that to the top.  It is so pretty, it has flowers all over it.  It is so much prettier than it looks in the pictures.


I took the picture before the glue even dried.( hee hee)

I also painted and glazed the handles and painted the diamond pattern that is on the front.

I couldn't wait so the pictures were taken while we were still outside.







This was a very thrifty project as well.....I had all the materials on hand.

I love it it!!  It is so girly.  Well should I added anything else to her or leave her as is?


I'm linking up to:

Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Chic Cottage

Thrifty Thursday @ Tales from Bloggeritaville

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  1. How cute is that. Terrific job. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. It's beautiful! You have a great eye for seeing beyond the 'ugly duckling' to create a 'swan.'

  3. Thats precious, such character! Well done! Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday!
    Leigh, Bloggeritaville

  4. That turned out so pretty. What a transformation! Love the way you painted the handles too. Thanks so much for linking this pretty make over to Favorite Things Sat. laurie

  5. That looks really nice! I like the way it finished out.

  6. How clever you are!!! It was a really cute cabinet to begin with and changes just made it better!


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