sewing chest

The Sewing stand project

sewing chest

Have you ever looked at something and thought to yourself, “Man this thing is hideous?” Well, that’s what I was thinking when my mom painted her Victorian sewing stand a poopy brown color.  After she was done painting she asked me what I thought, “honestly Mom, I think it looks terrible, why did you pick this color?” “Okay so I was not thinking straight”, she said with a saddened look on her face.

Luckily for Mom I had an idea.  I asked if she was going to use the stand again and if I could have it.  She said with a smile, “Of course you can have it sweetheart, I don’ t need it anymore and besides I don’t like the color anyway.” What is the saying? “One woman’s trash is another woman’s treasure.” Indeed, this was a diamond in the rough.

Of course you can have it sweetheart, I don’ t need it anymore and besides I don’t like the color anyway

Here was another project for Bryan and I to embark on, right after we had finished our huge china cabinet.  I set to work on buying the perfect color of lipstick red, its harder than you think.  After the paint was selected, I needed to find pulls that were not too big and not too small to  jazz up the little drawers. Mission accomplished!  I set to work in Bryan’s garage on another sweltering day in July.

one woman’s trash is another woman’s treasure

I chose a high gloss red to give the sewing stand a lacquered finish with brushed nickle knobs.  I cannot believe it took so long for this color to be used on this piece.  It is the POP of color my little foyer needed.  This was a fun and very easy project and I cannot believe the impact it has when you walk in the room.

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