Vintage Sewing Cabinet Turned Porch Planter

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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  • Jane Jane on Apr 05, 2021

    I have a cabinet I would love to do this same thing. Question: did you line the drawer with anything to keep it from rotting and what about drainage? Also, how did you protect the top?

    • Shabby and Sew Much Mor Shabby and Sew Much Mor on Sep 06, 2021

      Hi there~ I remove the plants when it’s time to water them. I used a clear wax to protect the paint. You could use any poly to protect the paint.

  • EasyAs123 EasyAs123 on Aug 11, 2021

    A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E. !!!

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