Hide-Away Vanity

By Carrie Garrison in Cordell, OK.

This cabinet was purchased for the sewing machine.  After removing the machine, the cabinet needed a re-purpose.  First it was cleaned then sanded to bare wood.  The top of the inside was two pieces and I wanted one.  A pattern was traced and a new single piece top was cut.  The original hinges were used.  The mirror required recessing and using a shim under the hinge to get the correct angle.  Lights, with dimmer switch, were installed in the storage area and around the mirror. The pull, on the new one-piece top, was recessed.  The cabinet was thoroughly cleaned and a coat of Kilz premium primer was applied.  Three coats of GF Antique White were applied to the inside of the lid (with lights), the outside top and all four sides.  The rest of the cabinet and the inside were painted with 3 coats of GF Persian Blue.  The top outside of the cabinet was striped with GF Persian blue and the open cabinet striped with GF Antique White.  I deluded 1:1 GF Antique white with water and washed the inside storage compartment.  The entire piece has 2 coats of GF High Performance top coat.  Decals were applied last with 3 to 4 more coats of GF High Performance top coat over them.  This project transformed a sewing machine cabinet into a lovely hide-away vanity.






Project Category

Upcycling Merit CategoriesDIY World – DIY Hobbyist

Products Used

  • General Finishes Antique White
  • General Finishes Persian Blue
  • General Finishes High Performance Top Coat Semi-Gloss

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