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{Before & After} – sewing/craft cabinet

I got this unique cabinet a while back and finished it a couple months ago for a client that loves to sew and needed a new cabinet.  She decided on a fun green color and i love the way it turned out!!  I really like the chunky white hardware with the green – its perfect :)


After…lightly sanded, primed, painted, distressed and then clear coated

At one point, i thought that i would have to replace the top.  But the sewing machine actually fits in that little space and then half the top folds down to be level with the machine.

love all the storage!!

The 411!

color = Brassy by Sherwin Williams

clear coat = Varathane brand poly in a high gloss

round knobs = hobby lobby

door knobs = stolen from another piece of furniture :)


21 Responses to {Before & After} – sewing/craft cabinet

  1. Wanda Burrer February 21, 2012 at 10:00 pm #

    What do you always prime with?

    • Sausha @ {Sweet Pickins} February 22, 2012 at 8:38 am #

      normally i just use valspar primer

  2. Chelsea February 21, 2012 at 10:05 pm #

    What a neat cabinet!!! Did all that storage come with it originally, or was that an add on?

    • Sausha @ {Sweet Pickins} February 22, 2012 at 8:37 am #

      that was already in there when i got it!!

  3. Kristine February 21, 2012 at 11:24 pm #

    Love it!

  4. Traci February 21, 2012 at 11:28 pm #

    Love this color. Love the whole cabinet.

  5. Rob February 22, 2012 at 12:13 am #

    Wow – sewing machine cabinets gone wild – awesome color choice.

  6. Tam February 22, 2012 at 5:46 am #

    This is fabulous! I have several sewing machine cabinets but this is so unique. What a great find & what a Great paint job!

  7. Bliss February 22, 2012 at 7:12 am #

    I’d like to see it after your client fills it with stuff too, just to see how she uses all the nooks and crannies.


  8. Claire February 22, 2012 at 8:34 am #

    Absolutely stunning. I love all of your before and afters and the way that you style your “after” vignettes. I can only imagine the craft room that would house such a beauty!

  9. Wanda Burrer February 22, 2012 at 9:13 am #

    do you always use the same color primer as the paint you are painting it with?

  10. Michael - Innkeeper February 22, 2012 at 10:21 am #

    This is FANTASTIC! The color is amazing!!

  11. Nelly February 22, 2012 at 11:27 am #

    I love love love love this color!!! I was not a big fan of the color green but as of now my mind is changed.

  12. Doris February 22, 2012 at 3:18 pm #

    Great little make-over! Really like the color!

  13. Marcee February 22, 2012 at 3:30 pm #

    Wowza ….. absolutely gorgeous! You are sooo talented. I could definitely learn a lot from this blog. Ha.

    One wall in our dining room is the same color! A very old Marilyn Monroe huge-huge black and white photo is playfully looking at us ….. everyday! Haha.

    Years and years ago, my daddy bought 4 steel chairs from a rummage shop. We all sat in those chairs. Now I need to scrape and completely refinish. Not sure how though. I have zero idea regarding paints, sealers, etc. Definitely saving them for my great niece and nephews. The chairs are perfect for children.

    • Sausha @ {Sweet Pickins} February 22, 2012 at 8:28 pm #

      thanks!! i would love some steel chairs – i bet they look great!!

  14. Christa @Stories of a House February 22, 2012 at 4:53 pm #

    Such a pretty color!!!

    • Sausha @ {Sweet Pickins} February 22, 2012 at 8:28 pm #

      it was a fun color, need to find something else to paint that same color :)

  15. Heidi In Hawaii February 23, 2012 at 1:59 pm #

    Well done! Love the cabinet! Hope I can find something like that for my machine :o)

  16. Sandy March 8, 2012 at 6:45 pm #

    Hi, Everytime I use Poly over a white-ish paint technique, it always turns yellow. Is there a certain brand you use that stays nice and clear and will not get the yellow tint over light or white colors?


    • Sausha @ {Sweet Pickins} March 19, 2012 at 7:45 pm #

      just make sure you are using a water based poly, it wont turn yellow, I recommend Varathane brand or Woodclassics from Sherwin Williams. If you use oil poly, it will yellow and ruin your fresh paint!!

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