Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Sewing Room face lift - part 2

As part of the face lift to my sewing room, I'm refinishing a 1950's vintage cabinet. This particular cabinet was in my father in laws kitchen when he was a little boy. I love that it's been in the family this long...and I think that his mother would be happy that I've rescued it from the garage (where it was filled with nails and mice poo) and it will soon be lovingly used to store fun crafting and sewing supplies.
First step was stripping and sanding the cabinet.


Once I had all the old paint removed...I discovered this! An old butterfly decal had left a faded mark on the cabinet door. Like a hidden secret. But unfortunately the butterfly was not meant to stay..and it got covered up again just a quickly....my husband primed all the pieces for me.

 I love how he hung the cabinet doors from the garage so that he could paint them evenly with his sprayer.
Next step is paint!!!!

My favorite part of the cabinet (aside from the fun paint color I picked out) is the actual vintage hardware.  I'm very excited about it...and can't wait to put it back on the cabinet, and get the cabinet back into my sewing room!!!

I'll post more photos once the paint is completed and the cabinet gets put back together.

- Kat  :)

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Welcome to Calico Cali Designs! I’m Kat, digitizer and sewing enthusiast. I learned how to digitize in 2010 from master digitizer Walter Floriani…it was an amazing experience. Soon instead of spending my time sewing, quilting and stitching out other people’s embroidery designs, I was sewing, quilting and stitching out my own embroidery designs. I created this blog, not only as a place to share my embroidery designs, but also as a place to share all the things I make, sew, paint, embroider, and create. You’ll see posts about my life, my studio, patterns I’ve sewn and products I’ve tested. I hope you enjoy reading these posts as much as I’ve enjoyed creating them. Follow me on twitter www.twitter.com/calicocalidsgns . Hugs!! – Kat

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