It only took me a year to do this navy blue sewing cabinet makeover!
Vintage Sewing Machine Cabinet
I got this mid century modern sewing cabinet in December 2016. Almost exactly one year later I happened to drag it out and work on it. It was early December and I had just finished working on my DIY laundry cart. I suppose that’s why I was drawn to the navy blue.
The very first step of doing a sewing cabinet makeover is to remove the unnecessary hardware left behind.
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Prepare to paint
I used a cheap chip brush as I do on 99% of my projects, but something went wrong with this paint job.
Sand metal feet
I sanded the metal legs (feet) of the sewing cabinet. Initially I thought about leaving them as is.
But I decided to paint them. Please excuse the blurry picture.
The jury’s still out on whether I actually like the blue metal legs.
Too many brush strokes
I generally love the two-toned look of wood and paint. I felt like the pretty veneer of the front of the cabinet shouldn’t be painted. While we’re taking a close look at the top of the cabinet, I’m sure you’ll notice all of the brush strokes. I think the weather was too chilly and overcast when I painted. I kept applying more coats of paint thinking it would improve. You would think I’d be better at this by now, but it happens, you know?
I chose to leave the inside of the cabinet it’s natural color as well as the front and the legs.
The poor little cabinet was banished to the garage for over a month. It was time to fix this gal up and get her on her way. I brought her in the house in order to allow her to warm up. We had a week of very cold, icy and snowy weather. This was one of the few places that wasn’t snow and ice covered.
This is where I’m going to take a little commercial break and ask you to hop over to my friends at Homeright to see how I saved this piece and gave her the new outfit she deserves. Go now, I’ll wait for you.
Welcome back! Can you believe the difference that Homeright Finish Max Super makes? You really can use a paint sprayer in the SNOW! (under the right conditions)
Now, let’s take a look at the new and improved sewing cabinet that was nearly a project fail.
The difference in the paint job is amazing! I love how smooth it is now.
So pretty! I really love the original wood tones with the navy blue paint.
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