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Martha Washington Sewing Cabinet ~ Reloved

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Found this Martha Washington Sewing Cabinet at country sale a while back couldn’t believe they only wanted $10 for it ~ sure it needed some love, the hinges on one of the flip tops were broken & one of the legs was held together with a hose clamp and a zip tie but $10 what a steal! Wasn’t sure exactly what I was going to do with it but I knew I needed to bring it home.
Not very pretty but good bones and lots of potential!
Found the replacement hinges online (they actually cost me more than the cabinet ) replaced those and repaired the broken leg ~ my 1st thought was to paint the entire cabinet but I love combination natural wood & painted pieces so I stripped, sanded, stained and sealed the top and drawer fronts and painted the body using General Finishes Lamp Black ~
Black & brown a timeless combination!
Flip top cubbies ~ perfect for yarn and knitting needles ~ magazines, newspapers whatever you want close by but out of sight...
Finished it up by painting the original knobs and lining the drawers with sewing themed scrap book paper ~ it is a sewing cabinet after all...
Finished! Love how this turned out ~ hope you like it too!

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  • AvonelleRed
    AvonelleRed Montgomery, AL
    on Oct 9, 2014

    You've made it look brand new! Love it.

  • Heather Hess
    Heather Hess Olympia, WA
    on Oct 9, 2014

    Love it! I have the exact same cabinet and painted it white in my daughter's room.

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Oct 14, 2014

    Beautifully done! I would love to have that in my home :)

  • Stephanie Rountree
    Stephanie Rountree
    on Oct 15, 2014

    @Diana Wearing I have a similar sewing cabinet my daughter found on the streets of NYC. It's on my list to redo! Mine only has 2 drawers, but the sides have nice vertical rounded ridges. Haven't figured out how to makes those "pop" yet. You did a great job!

    • Diana Wearing
      Diana Wearing Oregon, WI
      on Oct 15, 2014

      @Stephanie Rountree - Thanks! I looked at mine for a long time before I finally went ahead with it :) It's funny I never remember seeing one until I got this and then I started spotting similar styled cabinets at flea markets & antique stores - I actually bought another one slightly smaller that I'll eventually redo too :)

  • Cjzoldjunk
    Cjzoldjunk Martins Ferry, OH
    on Oct 15, 2014

    Love it, I also have one with the White sewing machine in it. I am missing hinges on one side and they have an odd shape. Where did you get your hinges?

    • Diana Wearing
      Diana Wearing Oregon, WI
      on Oct 15, 2014

      @Cjzoldjunk - Thanks! I got the hinges on Amazon they are SOSS Invisible Hinges made by Universal Industrial Products I searched online until I found a picture of the ones that I needed and went from there - I think Woodcraft or similiar stores also carry them & other specialty type hinges but Amazon was the cheapest :)

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