Saturday, August 20, 2011

A Shabby Chic Re-Purposed Sewing Machine Cabinet

My back finally healed and I was able to continue this project.  It started with an empty sewing machine cabinet with great cabriole legs.

I decided to paint it with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Old White.
A little distressing with sandpaper.  BTW it was 108 degrees on the back porch.  

So, I sanded in the house.  Then Everything in the house was covered with white chalk dust including the dogs.  

I added this stenciled design to the front.

Then....after a sleepless night I decided that the top needed to be painted black.  

I waxed with Annie Sloan Clear and............ " TA DA"


  1. I love the sewing machine!

  2. this turned out really cute!! the stencils added just the right touch!!

  3. I love the two-toned look and that decal is fantastic!

  4. Love how this turned out. BRAVO!

    I wanted to let you know that I've got a great giveaway that ends Friday. It's for $100 to, and trust me they've got something I know you'll love!

    Stop by and enter ASAP. I'd love to see what you would do with their products! See you soon!