Sunday, October 10, 2010

Ta-Daa!!

Look what was hiding under that blue paint.
Now I ask you........why on earth would someone have felt the need to paint this in the first place?This is the natural wood, no stain or varnish, I have simply used a little Lemon Oil to bring back it's beauty. You can see some of the wonderful grain here and the great decal on this piece.
You just never know what you might find under painted furniture........sometimes the paint is covering something nasty, it can be a gamble and a lot of work......this one was well worth the effort.

26 comments:

Sherri said...

I can't tell you how much I appreciate all the trouble you are going through for my birthday present! I can't wait till it arrives. :D

Mishka said...

Jill, it's gorgeous. How did you like using the heat gun? I was given one, but haven't had a project to use it on yet.

Ariane said...

Wow!! It looks amazing. You did a great job to remove the paint.

connie said...

This is incredible!!! You have a lovely piece now. I am always surprised at what people do to beautiful furniture.

Sherry said...

I love what you did. Great job done I have a few peices that I have redone and I know how much wok it is. Where did you pick it up at a garage sale? I alo love just using Oil on my peices.

Quilt Hollow said...

Now that was a find!! You made in shine!!

fabriquefantastique said...

I'm jealous

The Cozy Quilter said...

That cabinet was definately a diamond in the rough! It looks great now!

Karen Turner said...

Definitely worth the effort!

Jaye said...

You are my new hero! I can't believe what a gorgeous job you have done. The person probably learned to do that decorative painting and thought the sewing machine cabinet would be a good subject.

You did a lovely job and I am so impressed with how beautiful the wood is even after being painted. I thought I had misunderstood when I read that you had stripped it.

Fabulous!

Dolores said...

Simply gorgeous. You did a very good job restoring the cabinet. Now it has new life.

Cheryl said...

What beauitful wood ! I can't belive anywone would cover such nice looking grains of wood! The top part reminds me of a silverware box that my grandmother had .Love that you only used the oil . makes it look very natural .

Sherri said...

Ok, so you made me come ALL the way back here and look at your post. Yes, you did post at 10:10, on 10 10 10. brat.

btw, you'd better lock up that sewing cabinet thingy. I will just come and take it if it is not here by the end of the month!!!!!

Melissa said...

Talk about a Cinderella story! Nice job!

Kim said...

Beautiful!
Did you have to use chemicals to remove any of the paint?

What a lovely piece Jill, I hope you enjoyed it for many years to come.

Happy Sewing

Susan Being Snippy said...

absolutely wonderful! For a quiltmaker this is so worth the work!

Clare Wassermann said...

It's wonderful. I love it's decal.

Jackie said...

That looks fantastic!

Sharon said...

Wow, beautiful job! And what a lot of work that is, too. You've got a lovely sewing cabinet now.

Finishing Lines by K.Sperino said...

Nice! What a fabulous treasure you have.

orchidlover said...

Beautiful. Just as wood should be

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Teresa said...

What a great rescue! Your cabinet is gorgeous, and being a thrifty find - even better!

Diane J. Evans said...

I know all the hard work that you put into restoring this piece, Jill -- what a labor of love! And such great results -- well worth all your efforts.

Diane

Joanne said...

Looks fantastic! Great work!

Createology said...

Your vision for this cabinet was perfect as now it is truly spectacular. Happy creating...

onlymehere said...

You're right, it's absolutely beautiful. I love the woodgrains and you've brought them out beautifully!

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