{Before & After} – sewing/craft cabinet


I got this unique cabinet a while back and finished it a couple months ago for a client that loves to sew and needed a new cabinet.  She decided on a fun green color and i love the way it turned out!!  I really like the chunky white hardware with the green – its perfect :)


After…lightly sanded, primed, painted, distressed and then clear coated

At one point, i thought that i would have to replace the top.  But the sewing machine actually fits in that little space and then half the top folds down to be level with the machine.

love all the storage!!

The 411!

color = Brassy by Sherwin Williams

clear coat = Varathane brand poly in a high gloss

round knobs = hobby lobby

door knobs = stolen from another piece of furniture :)

21 replies
  1. Claire
    Claire says:

    Absolutely stunning. I love all of your before and afters and the way that you style your “after” vignettes. I can only imagine the craft room that would house such a beauty!

  2. Marcee
    Marcee says:

    Wowza ….. absolutely gorgeous! You are sooo talented. I could definitely learn a lot from this blog. Ha.

    One wall in our dining room is the same color! A very old Marilyn Monroe huge-huge black and white photo is playfully looking at us ….. everyday! Haha.

    Years and years ago, my daddy bought 4 steel chairs from a rummage shop. We all sat in those chairs. Now I need to scrape and completely refinish. Not sure how though. I have zero idea regarding paints, sealers, etc. Definitely saving them for my great niece and nephews. The chairs are perfect for children.

  3. Sandy
    Sandy says:

    Hi, Everytime I use Poly over a white-ish paint technique, it always turns yellow. Is there a certain brand you use that stays nice and clear and will not get the yellow tint over light or white colors?


    • Sausha @ {Sweet Pickins}
      Sausha @ {Sweet Pickins} says:

      just make sure you are using a water based poly, it wont turn yellow, I recommend Varathane brand or Woodclassics from Sherwin Williams. If you use oil poly, it will yellow and ruin your fresh paint!!


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