Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Painted Furniture - Sewing Machine


Over the past couple years I've been really inspired by friends and bloggers who paint furniture. Now nearly everything in my house has been painted and many things more than once! I thought I'd share a different piece everyday for awhile. I'm no expert and this isn't going to be a "How to Paint Furniture like a Professional" series or any such thing, but I'll link up to posts that have helped and encouraged me in this fun little adventure.
This piece is a solid wood antique sewing machine cabinet. It originally belonged to my Great Aunt Orla, who was my Grandma's (Dad's Mom) sister. I've had it for many years. For the longest time the original sewing machine was in it, but awhile ago I removed it and put it in storage so the cabinet would be easier to move around. Nothing stays in the same place for very long in my house.

So, for this re-do I simply used a paint brush to apply a coat of primer then a few coats of Sherwin Williams Halcyon Green (I actually got Rona to colour match it since there's no Sherwin Williams here), which is one of the colours The Nester uses in her home. I love it!! It's like a subtle, soft turquoise. So lovely. I didn't distress it at all, but I still might.

I removed the original hardware because the knobs were just little wooden rectangles and I replaced them with Home Depot burnished bronze knobs. Now I'm sick of those and will be looking for vintagey clear glass knobs!

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