Last week I told you about the awesome Sewing cabinet I foud at the thrift store for $5.
At the time, I told you it needed a little work. You can see the top doesn’t look pristine and there there were other problems too.
See how the…veneer is lifting away…UGH.
I took a tooth pick and wood glue and loaded it up with glue.
Then I used some fabric, a board and clamps like this to hold it all together.
I cleaned off all the excess glue and let it dry.
Next I checked the rest of the cabinet and the back needed help too.
More glue, more clamps, and more drying time and it was all good.
Next up the finish on it looked like it could use some help. Restor-a-Finish to the rescue. I’m not really good with types of wood but this looked like walnut to me…so the walnut version is what I used.
Here is how it looked when I started…
Look at the picture. Can you see how nice the bottom is looking?? MUCH better.
I used a Q-tip to get into the cracks. It was so worth the piddling I did to make it look better.
The biggest problem…find somewhere in my house to make it work!! I’m running out of room. It landed here…
Doesn’t it look great?!?!
Well, it looks great if you love eclectic antique-type things.
The stand it’s on is one my husband had fixed up. The baskets are all thrifted or found on our adventures. All of these are filled with my cross-stitch stuff. The top is a Singer-brand sewing basket that holds bags and rings for threads for projects.
The old pie basket holds scraps of linen. The brown basket holds lower-count linens like 28 and 32. I only have a couple of pieces in each size of that. The box below it holds a couple of pieces of 36-count linen. There are only about two pieces in there.
The bottom basket holds 40-count linen and it’s full. No more linen buying for me unless it’s a specialty piece.
Rosie was all upset because she wasn’t in the pictures. So here’s a Rosie picture. Whatever I need to do to make the dog happy, right??
I need to pull out my Spring decorations and put something more in my tiered tray.
My green Martha Washington Cabinet that I got at the thrift store for $25 or so holds all of my UFO projects and all of my threads. For the most part, besides a filing drawer for my charts, this is my cross-stitch storage.
It’s ver eclectic but it’s totally the look I love. No white shelving for me. Everything old, crusty and vintage is always my first choice. The new sewing cabinet was the perfect project for me at the perfect $5 price too!! I just love my thrift store!!