Hello and Happy Valentines day!
I have a sweet post for you today, with a touch of love and it came just at the right time.
Last summer I picked up this cabinet - it was a handmade sewing cabinet. The top had hinges that opened and the front had a few other wood pieces that swung open. I thought at first it would be a great kitchen cart, but the more I looked at it, the more I wanted to do something fun.
Here's the before.
I had it flipped upside down to add some casters, and look at what I found... it says "Made Feb 1974 by Gene for his love, Betty". Awwww..... I just love pieces with history. And this one has history and love - perhaps he gave this to her for Valentines day 1974!!
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Back to the makeover. I removed the hardware, and cut some leftover mdf into faux drawer fronts. I glued and nailed them on, and then started painting!
Most card catalogs are dark, but I wanted this one to be light and bright with contrasting hardware, so I went with General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint. I applied 2.5 coats (the half coat is just for those stubborn spots that needed a little touch-up) with my handy dandy Purdy brush.
These card catalog pulls and big wooden casters came from D. Lawless Hardware. And they are perfect for this piece!
Quite a difference don't you think? I sure hope I made Gene and Betty proud. This piece is for sale at Eleven Eleven Gifts, it's ready to make someone else happy for Valentines day and long after!
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Happy Valentines Day!