Friday, May 16, 2014


I have revamped a few sewing cabinets using a piece of back painted glass but this time the customer didn't want none of that and was hoping to have a solid top.

It started off looking like so….

And here is what we ended up with….

I picked up a piece of this from Lowes and cut to side.

After softening up the edges with my sanders, I wiped it down and stained it.  I used some left over board to find the stain I wanted bc my client didn't want it too dark.

Brushed on and let sit for a bit...

I wiped off. I really like how it looked after just one good coat of Minwax Chestnut, so decided to leave good enough alone.  Something I rarely do:)

I am loving the rustic look of this top.  After the stain dried, I sealed with 3 coats of clear.  The graining raised a ton so sanded very well between coats.


  1. I love how this turned out.

  2. You did a fantastic job painting this furniture. Have you always had it or did you buy it used? I would love to fix up some old furniture.