The Sewing stand project
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.
- Rust-Oleum 249124 Painter’s Touch Multi Purpose Spray Paint, 12-Ounce, Apple Red
- Liberty P15093C-SN-C 25mm Decca Cabinet Hardware Knob, Satin Nickel