Martha Washington :: Themed Furniture Makeover Day

Date
Aug, 28, 2014

Say hello to my new little friend 🙂 Her name is Martha. Isn’t she fancy?? I’m so excited to be sharing her with you today as part of Themed Furniture Makeover Day that Jen from Girl in the Garage so kindly invited me to be a part of!

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MARTHA WASHINGTON SEWING CABINET  :

DECOUPAGE FABRIC DRAWERS

Sewing Cabinet Makeover

This month’s theme is “Decoupage” and it’s my first month of participating. I can’t wait to see what the other ladies have in store.

Shout out to my momma for picking this up for me at a garage sale back home for $10. She’s the best. I only know this is called a Martha Washington Sewing Cabinet because I saw a similar one on Hometalk. Here’s what we were working with:

Sewing Cabinet Before

It had quite a rough texture on it which needed to go.

Sewing Cabinet Before Texture

After sanding and wiping it down with a wet rag, I realized it was made out of a red wood. This was my first time using General Finishes paint, which says you don’t need to prime, unless your wood is red toned or you’re using a light color. So priming I did. Two coats and you could still see the red. I started to paint and hoped for the best!

Painted Sewing Cabinet

Luckily it didn’t bleed through and the Coastal Blue went on super smooth. Love it! I sealed it up with General Finishes Flat Topcoat.

Before I started with my decoupage, I painted the sides of my drawers with some gold spray paint. I also used this for my knobs. (And as I’m writing this, I realized I forgot to take pictures of the drawers pulled out so you could actually see it. Trust me I did it!)

Spray Painted Drawer Knobs

Spray Paint for Knobs

Cracks in your front porch make for perfect knob holders 🙂

Now for my decoupage. I love this fabric that I found at JoAnns and couldn’t wait to use it. I traced each of my drawers onto this fun pattern and cut them out. Love my kitchen floor workshop 😉

Applying Fabric

I used my Mod Podge and brushed on a layer right onto the drawer, placed the fabric, and then brushed on another coat on top.

Mod Podge for Fabric

Decoupage Fabric Drawers

Something that makes me really happy about covering the drawers with fabric is the fact that I don’t have to use wood filler to fill old knob holes. I don’t know why but it’s one of my least fav things to do.

On a similar note, another one of my least fav things to do was screw the hinges back in. These little suckers were a pain in my buns and I was ready to release some serious anger on Martha until my ever so patient hubs stepped in and helped 🙂

Once I added my knobs back in, Martha was ready for her beauty shots.

Finished Sewing Cabinet Makeover

After of Martha Washington Sewing Cabinet

Painted Sewing Cabinet

Decoupage Fabric Sewing Cabinet

Finished Sewing Cabinet Makeover

Make sure to browse the gallery below to see what my other bloggy friends decoupaged!

Oh and if you like my “fancy” print, go here to print it out. It was one of my freebies!

Have a fabulous day everyone!

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Sewing Cabinet

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60 Comments

  1. Reply

    Michelle from Weekend Craft

    September 10, 2014

    Love the ikat fabric you choose. Another great transformation! Thanks for linking up hope you link up again this week at Creative Spark Link Party http://bit.ly/1lVogBN

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      September 10, 2014

      Thanks Michelle! I love linking up with you guys 🙂

  2. Reply

    Mandee Thomas

    September 9, 2014

    Love this (like I mentioned before)! I wanted to let you know that I’m featuring this post tonight at the Create & Share Link Party (7:00 PM MST)! Congratulations!!! Can’t wait to see what you share with us this week 🙂
    http://designsbymissmandee.blogspot.com/

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      September 9, 2014

      Yay! Thank you so much, Mandee! Can’t wait to stop by later!

  3. Reply

    Carmody Tisdale

    September 9, 2014

    Bre, you amaze me every week.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      September 9, 2014

      You sure know how to make a girl smile! You’re too kind, my friend 🙂 Thank you!

  4. Reply

    Karren Haller

    September 6, 2014

    Who would have thought a project could turn out so nice, its wonderful Bre, I love the color your chose!!! Thanks for sharing on #WW
    Have a great weekend!! Happy Fall!!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      September 9, 2014

      Thank you so much, Karren! I had so much fun with this project 🙂 Happy fall to you too!

  5. Reply

    Stephanie

    September 6, 2014

    What a great refashion! It looks so much better now.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      September 6, 2014

      Thanks Stephanie!! Have a great weekend 🙂

  6. Reply

    Jenny

    September 5, 2014

    I’m loving the colors! The fabric is beautiful,!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      September 6, 2014

      Thank you so much, Jenny!

  7. Reply

    Julie

    September 5, 2014

    WOW!! That turned out so beautiful!! I never would have guessed in a million years that that was the same piece of furniture! I love the fabric you chose too. Really great….and now I’m thinking about trying this on my bookshelves! lol

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      September 5, 2014

      Thank you so much, Julie!! You should totally try it on your bookshelves! 🙂

  8. Reply

    Emily, Our house now a home

    September 4, 2014

    I love this, how do I fin things like this at rummage sales? I lvoe the patterns used, great color combos. Thank you so much for linking up at Pin worthy Wednesdays! This has been added to the pin board.

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    Emma

    September 4, 2014

    This is such Beautiful, great and super cute! speech less 🙂

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      September 4, 2014

      Aw, thanks Emma!!

  10. Reply

    T'onna @ USS Crafty

    September 2, 2014

    Amazing makeover! I absolutely LOVE the drawers!

  11. Reply

    Rebecca

    September 2, 2014

    It looks fantastic. The paint is nice and subtle, but the fabric really livens it up.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      September 2, 2014

      Thank you Rebecca!

  12. Reply

    Mandee Thomas

    September 2, 2014

    Wow, this turned out great! Love the mix of flat color and a pop of pattern 😀 I would love for you to share this post at my Create & Share Link Party tonight (7:00 PM MST)! Hope to see you there 🙂 http://designsbymissmandee.blogspot.com/

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      September 2, 2014

      Thank you so much Mandee! I would love to link up to your party 🙂 I’ll be sure to stop by!

  13. Reply

    Therese @ Fresh Idea Studio

    September 1, 2014

    That Martha is a fancy pants! Totally in love with your color choices and that AhMazing fabric too! Go Martha, you’re a rock star now!
    Awesome redo Bre!

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      brepurposed

      September 2, 2014

      Thank you SO much Therese!!

  14. Reply

    Jeanette

    August 29, 2014

    Bre, what a unique piece. I love what you did with it. It is SO fancy! Great to be on the tour with you. I’m enjoying getting to know new to me bloggers. Your newest fan. ~Jeanette

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      August 31, 2014

      Thank you so much Jeanette! I had so much fun with this theme and can’t wait for the next! Great getting to know you too 🙂

  15. Reply

    Christy @ Our Southern Home

    August 29, 2014

    Just gorgeous!!! I’ve been wanting to try General Finishes paint line. So fun touring with you! ~Christy

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      August 29, 2014

      It’s a great paint, you should definitely try it out! Had so much fun participating in this with all you ladies 🙂

  16. Reply

    Wendi @ H2OBungalow

    August 29, 2014

    Nice job! Love the choice of paper along with the gold knob and blue. Quite fancy!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      August 29, 2014

      Thank you Wendi!!

  17. Reply

    Beth

    August 28, 2014

    Hi Bre-This is so pretty! I love how classy the decoupage made it. Beautiful!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      August 29, 2014

      Thank you Beth!!

  18. Reply

    Nicole B.

    August 28, 2014

    I am SO in love with this piece! That fabric is to die for!!! All the other bloggers did an awesome job too!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      August 29, 2014

      Isn’t it such a cool pattern?! I couldn’t pass it up! Thanks Nicole 🙂

  19. Reply

    Jen @ Girl in the Garage

    August 28, 2014

    This turned out fabulous! Love the gold accents. My mom is always looking for deals for me too 😉 I’m so glad you joined us for themed furniture day!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      August 29, 2014

      Thanks Jen!! Had so much fun and can’t wait for next month 🙂

  20. Reply

    Paula@SweetPea

    August 28, 2014

    I adore the paint color and fabric that you used on this update. The gold knobs are perfect on it. This indeed is fancy! Great job!!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      August 29, 2014

      Thank you Paula! I almost kept the knobs white, but I’m so glad I went with the gold 🙂

  21. Reply

    Shanna Gilbert

    August 28, 2014

    I am in love with the shape of this cabinet! Great choices on the colors and the fabric is so pretty! Turned out beautifully!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      August 29, 2014

      Isn’t it such a unique shape? Thanks Shanna!

  22. Reply

    Tara @ Anything & Everything

    August 28, 2014

    Amazing, Bre! I want it! You did such a great job! Way to go on tackling two challenges in 1 week, you are a Rockstar! Love the knobs and especially LOVE the fabric!

  23. Reply

    ericasooter

    August 28, 2014

    So gorgeous! Loveeee that fabric choice and the gold painted drawer sides are a fun hidden surprise! Once again, you knock it out of the park 🙂

  24. Reply

    Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule

    August 28, 2014

    Oh it is so so pretty Bre!!! I love the color…the knobs and the fabric!! And $10 is an awesome deal!!

    Nancy

  25. Reply

    Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

    August 28, 2014

    What an adorable piece of furniture! And I LOVE what you did with it! That fabric and paint color are perfect and the gold pulls finish it off! Life to the full! Melissa

  26. Reply

    Meegan

    August 28, 2014

    LOVE the new look! The colors are ideal for this piece. And the fabric is awesome. Very inspiring, Bre.

  27. Reply

    Sonya~At Home with The Barkers

    August 28, 2014

    I can not even tell you how much I LOVE THIS!!! Martha is gorgeous. Great job Bre. ~Sonya

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      brepurposed

      August 29, 2014

      Aw thank you so much Sonya! I might have to hang on to Martha for myself 🙂

  28. Reply

    Angie @ Postcards from the Ridge

    August 28, 2014

    Now I’ve got that song stuck in my head! Great makeover. I love that funky fabric. Nice to have you on the tour! ~ Angie

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      brepurposed

      August 29, 2014

      haha sorry! Thanks, Angie! So glad to be a part of it 🙂

  29. Reply

    Christy@Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

    August 28, 2014

    Very fancy indeed! What a pretty makeover. Kudos to your mom for picking this up for you…I’m pretty sure my family tries their best not to alert me of great deals on furniture lol. My to-do pile is big enough! So glad you could join the tour!! XO

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      August 29, 2014

      Ya my hubs isn’t too happy with our front porch right now haha. Furniture everywhere! Thanks so much Christy! I had so much fun participating and can’t wait for next month 🙂

  30. Reply

    Kristi

    August 28, 2014

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the colours! That fabric and those knobs … {gorgeous}!!!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      August 29, 2014

      Me too! I think I like painting things blue? haha. Thanks Kristi!

  31. Reply

    Debbie

    August 28, 2014

    I love you Fancy! Looking good 🙂
    Debbie

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      August 29, 2014

      Thanks Debbie!

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