Storage Cabinet

September 9th, 2008 in member junk     
MimiToria Gretchen Schaumann, contributor
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This was something I purchased about 15 years ago and originally housed a vintage sewing machine inside of it.
Detailing of the carved vintage wood on the front.  I love carved wood detailing like this on furniture. 
It has a great inside area which I use next to my desk to hold photo paper and other supplies.
The top currently holds our printer.  Not pretty, but very handy & functional.
 
This was something I purchased about 15 years ago and originally housed a vintage sewing machine inside of it.

This was something I purchased about 15 years ago and originally housed a vintage sewing machine inside of it.


This former vintage sewing machine cabinet was a very dark brown stained wood.  I painted a base coat of white, started to sand for the next coat and fell in love with it as it looked with some sanding, so it became the finished product.


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, vintage, wood, white, organizer & printer holder next to desk area

Comments (4)

italianpeasant writes: mimitoria, is that my technique or are you a whitewasher fanatic too? my motto: "if it's not moving,paint it white"!
i need a t shirt with that saying LOL Posted: 6:34 pm on September 18th
MimiToria writes: "Trust your heart and your instincts and you can't go wrong."

What a great statement, Kimberly. I will remember that one. I am a rare bird in my family of 7 kids, the only
one that really has a bent for chippy, junk, etc. The
rest go for the good old "oak" in its natural look. Posted: 2:15 pm on September 10th
MimiToria writes: I remember reading about that in one of your publications. I bet those contractors just shook their head at you. Most contractors have a love affair with things perfectly mitered, fresh stained wood and absolutely no paint on items.

I have 2 brothers and a bil all that do finishing work and are perfectionists. My Grandpa was a master carpenter and a immigrant from Sweden whom was also a perfectionist. It seems to run with the trade. Posted: 8:36 am on September 10th
suewhitney writes: Isn't it great when that happens? I did that with exposed wood when I was remodeling. The contractors thought I was crazy, but I was very happy. Save time, save money, and be delighted? Nothing could be better.

Happy junking,
Sue Posted: 9:43 pm on September 9th
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