Grandma is going to kill me!

I painted my Grandma’s sewing machine cabinet, shhhh.I’m afraid when Grandma sets her eyes on the machine she is going to kill me for changing the color. 

Maybe I’ll just be visiting her instead of inviting her over.Here is a little tutorial if you are interested.
Sanded the whole piece with medium grit sandpaper.

I then primed it using a oil based primer.  There were lots of little grooves so I used
spray paint.
Next I took the sanding sponge and lightly buffed making the surface smooth.
I then used a foam roller and painted on two coats, allowing 24 hours drying time in between each coat.
I used Sherwin Williams Summer White.  (same as kitchen cabinets)
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I then finished it with a stain using a dry brush and
lightly brushing over the entire piece.

Wiped most of it off with a damp towel

Stopped when I achieved my desired look.

Lined the drawers

Tried to make a sewing machine cover with leftover fabric
(Keyword tried)

Added some acces

and kept the original hardware

I’m much happier with the the finished look.
Although not perfect, it’s good enough for me.

So I think I’ve given away what this secret corner is going to be…..
My Craft Space!

I can’t wait to add the finishing touches and show you!

Thanks for stopping in!

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  1. I think it looks great! Having your own craft space will be so nice!

    I am in the process of carving one out for myself … being in a house with 3 boys and a husband means there are lots of Hot Wheels, dinosaurs and trucks – I need a little feminine space for my own :o)

  2. I had a sneaking suspicion that you were creating a craft space! Luck you! The desk turned out so great!!!

  3. Thanks for your sweet comment about my hand painted welcome sign! I hope you guys are feeling better today. By the way, thanks for showing your grandma's sewing machine because I have one just like it from mine! I was afraid to do anything to it but after seeing yours…I'm movin forward with a new painting project! xoxo

  4. It's lovely and I think Grandma will like it too!! I am so happy to hear that you are all starting to feel better1

  5. It turned out so pretty Kristin! Hopefully she will love the new life you put into it! 🙂 The cover turned out great too and your accessories are adorable, love those flowers!

  6. It turned out fantastic, Kristin! I think your grandmother will love it. It a hard decision to paint a piece of furniture that isn't something you just found. I have been that way about an old cabinet I have.

    I hope all of you are feeling better with each day!


  7. Wowwwwwww that looks great !! you did a great job darling i like it so !!…..lovely week….love Ria….xxx….

  8. Glad to hear you're all feeling better! I like how your craft corner is coming along. The painted sewing machine, its cover and the flowers look wonderful all together.

  9. Kristin . . I LOVE it. And those accessories are darling. What a fun space to have. My husband just loves when my sewing machine takes over the dining room table 🙁

  10. Love it. The new color just makes it so pretty and fresh! And yay, for being able to carve yourself out a craft corner!

  11. it looks fabulous, kristin! and i have to say i think grandma will just be thrilled that you are getting use out of it. it's passing on the tradition of sewing that matters more than the actual piece of machinery and furniture.

  12. it looks fabulous, kristin! and i have to say i think grandma will just be thrilled that you are getting use out of it. it's passing on the tradition of sewing that matters more than the actual piece of machinery and furniture.

  13. So pretty! I love that hardware too! And you did a great job with the sewing machine cover. Your Grandma will be proud.

  14. it looks great! i love your little cover too! your grandma will love it! glad you are feeling better !! susan

  15. What a transformation! Love the look of stain over paint! Fun little pops of color with the flowers and accessories. I'd love to sew there. I'm with Courtney… hubby hates when I use the dining room table. Looks great, Kristin!

    Take care!

  16. Kristin this is really nice!!!
    Loved how you changed the look and made it clean and fresh-looking!
    What a pretty little space you're creating..
    The flowers are so cute..
    Ill check back in again soon!
    Cant wait to see it all..

    Deborah 🙂

  17. I agree—Grandma will be proud of all of the use you are getting out of her sewing machine and all of the love you are putting into beautifully painting it! Look at all of your wonderful creations, too! I like your cover for the machine! The cabinet turned out great. Your photos are so pretty and lucky you to have your own space to create! Glad you all are feeling better!

  18. It looks fantastic and I bet your Grandma will love it! If I gave something to someone and they made it BETTER, I would be thrilled! Love the cover and the flowers too! XO, Pinky

  19. WOW, Kristin! The sewing cabinet makeover looks fabulous!! I am sure your Grandma will be pleased…how could she not? I love the paint finish and the original hardware! You have inspired me to get my Nanna's china cabinet out of the shed and give it a makeover, something I have been a little scared to tackle ~ thank you! I also LOVE the way that you have decorated it…gorgeous!! Hope you are all feeling better by now. Have a wonderful week ~ Tina xx

  20. I painted and stained some furniture a while back and found that the white paint sometimes absorbs too much stain and it won't rub off as much as you would like. A quick tip is to use a damp "Mr. Clean Magic Eraser" and that will get off the extra stain and allow you to get your finished project more white…if that is what you want…it gives you more control in the wiping process! 🙂 ~ Kelly

  21. Such a great job you did on the sewing machine furniture! I wouldn't be afraid about asking grandma over 😉

  22. A craft corner…how nice for you! I think your Grandma would see how much you care for it, buy giving it a 'lift'. 🙂

  23. It looks so pretty! I'm sure you love it every time you pass by it now. Great job!


  24. Hello,

    So pretty! Love the handles on your table. Also the liner for the drawer is gorgeous. I bet your grandmother will love it. It must be nice to do a project outside. I can't wait till the snow melts.
    Thank you for sharing. It came out so beautiful.

  25. I think your grandma would love the fact that you kept her sewing cabinet. I love the after picture and from here where I am sitting it looks like you did a pretty good job with that sewing machine cover.
    Loving those yarn flowers. They are popping up all over.

  26. Okay seriously you've been sick and still managed to pull off a project???? You must drink a LOT of coffee my friend!! I'm sure Grandma is going to love it – and love that you use it – the piece looks awesome!

  27. Awww, so glad you are all feeling better today. I love what you've done with Grandma's sewing machine and the hardware is absolutely gorgeous…where is it from? So fun to watch your room transform.

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