Vintage Sewing Cabinet Turned Porch Planter

Shabby and Sew Much Mor
by Shabby and Sew Much Mor
We purchased 2 of these vintage sewing cabinets at a moving sale. We only wanted & needed one, but the seller was very motivated to sell them at a great price if we took both of them. So we did and we knew exactly what we would do with the one that had some damage.
We knew that we were going to paint it, just needed to decide what brand, color & finish that we would use. We decided on General Finishes because they had the perfect color of yellow that we were looking for, it's called Sunglow. Then we knew that the cabinet would be on a porch outdoors so we went with General Finishes exterior 450 in flat to help seal and protect it.
Here is a close up of the vibrant color yellow that we used along with fun new hardware.
Here it is completed and sitting so pretty at the front door. Ready to welcome everybody.
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  • Eil8361917 Eil8361917 on Sep 13, 2016
    The plants are growing so well! It looks like this is on a porch, I guess they get sun even there? This is adorable!!
  • Nadine Lader Nadine Lader on Aug 14, 2018

    Do u ave there o sand off the original finish before painting it?

  • Sheila Sheila on Sep 05, 2021

    like the piece but the atricle is rather incomplete.what did you do to protect the furniture. did you just place plants in their exisitng pots inside the dreawers, etc? If you did, what did you do to avoid water damage to the piece?

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