We’re back with another Themed Furniture Makeover Day project. This month our theme is “chocolate”, and our furniture piece is an old sewing cabinet.
We picked up this old sewing cabinet at a yard sale last summer. I don’t think I have a true before pic of the piece, but here’s one I took shortly after I started painting it the first time. (This is the second makeover for this piece. The first one wasn’t selling in our booth so we decided to try again).
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The initial makeover was done in Graphite, which is a dark, charcoal gray color. This time we decided to switch gears and go with our old reliable white, or “white chocolate”, if you will :). We also decided to nail the top shut, and as soon as it’s warm enough to pull our saw out, we’re going to add a shelf to the inside before it goes back in the booth. We felt one of the reasons it wasn’t selling is because it was very obviously a sewing cabinet, and maybe people weren’t seeing the potential as an accent table. Adding a usable shelf will hopefully make it more functional.
Here’s what it looked like after a couple coats of Annie Sloan Old White chalk paint, and some light distressing.
Kinda boring, right? We found this paper at JoAnn’s, and used it to decoupage the front. I then used Annie Sloan chalk paint in Coco to accent the details on the table. I painted the Coco around all the details with a small artist’s brush, then used a damp rag to wipe some of it off. You can see the Coco paint on the inside and outside edge of the decoupaged area in this photo. The knobs are from Hobby Lobby.
And here’s what it looks with the doors open (minus the shelf we intend to add). I sealed the whole piece with GF “flat” top coat.
I did decoupaging on last month’s Themed Furniture Makeover Day project too. You can find that project here if you’d like to see it.
Ready to see what the rest of the DIY Furniture Makeover Girls came up with for their “chocolate themed” projects? Check out the pictures below. And if you want to see the full tutorial for any project just click the picture.
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