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Thread: Newest Sewing Table re-do

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    Newest Sewing Table re-do

    Next in line is this one. http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...e-t221332.html

    But, I finished this one up and I'm happy(ish) with the results. It was in very poor condition to start with, missing chunks of veneer and was antiqued with some horrible paint that had drips everywhere and was a nightmare to get off. The finish isn't as smooth as I'd like but at least now it can look in the mirror without being embarrassed. A 15 clone came out of it, but I think it's a Singer table.

    Here are the before and after pics.
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    Candace,

    Good job!!!!
    The difference is a literal miracle.

    My monitor makes the color look to be a blackish / dark silver grey. Is that right or is my monitor off?

    And what kind of paint did you use?

    Joe

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    Yes, it's a darker grey metallic. It's a Home Depot Martha Stewart, specialty paint. Kind of pricey for a small amount. I wasn't too crazy about the coverage, so it needled lots of coats, even using a primer. But, it's soap and water clean up which was very nice and it didn't stink. I would use it again.

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    Hi Candace,
    Good job! It looks great. That paint really gives it a "cast iron" look. Keep up the good work.
    Stitch

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    It looks very nice Candace. I love gun metal black.

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    Wow what a makeover!!! Absolutely love it!!
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    That is such a transformation! Any machine would be proud to sit there.

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    You did a great job on your sewing table!!!

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    Wow! that is beautiful!! Nice job!!!!
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    Beautiful re-do!

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    It's like day and night. It looks like that took a few minutes . Great job!

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    Oh Golly, I love that color. It is so perfect a job. Looks wonderful.

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    Candace,
    Wonderful paint job on the cabinet. Great color.
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    I love it. It's classic and contemporary at the same time.

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    You did a beautiful job. I love it!!!
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Wow! Candace, what a difference, it is awesome! You did a great job!
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    Looks fantastic--have a couple old dressers that could use a spruce up too. Thanks for sharing
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    I now need to figure out where to put it or if it needs to find a new home. You can only stack them 3 high in any given room without them toppling over. Just kidding;>

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    Terrific transformation!
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    Super nice!!!!!!!

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    Wowser! One of my favorite things to do when not quilting or knitting is furniture refinishing - I think it's all of a piece, color and texture and creativity takes many forms - and you did a fantastic job on the cabinet! Gives me a few new ideas for a bookcase I'm working on right now, thanks Candace!
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    The transformation is remarkable! Great job!
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    I love it when someone takes what many would consider 'junk' and turns it into a real treasure. You did a wonderful job -- the finish looks very smooth and its gorgeous!

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    Looks really good. Sometimes a little extra $$ on the right product and you just kind of stick with it.

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    I love the cabinet, it's a beauty, and i think i have a matching sewing seat for it. If i'm correct about the legs. It's a beauty.

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