I was fortunate enough to unearth this beauty from my mother-in-law's garage.
Although the real oldies with the metal bases and carved drawers are lovely, I find the understated simplicity of this "newer" Mid-Century sewing machine cupboard darn gorgeous. And perfect to restyle into a desk!
Plus. It was free. ;D
Now. How much do I love Schloss?
It's modern. It's vintage. It's neutral enough to go with just about any colour and decor.
Highlighting the top and sides of this piece with Milk Paint brings out the stately lines of the cupboard, empasizing its bones and setting it on its way back to a new life.
This is when a bit of Typewriter came in to play . . .
Typewriter is Miss Mustard Seed's gorgeous shade of black. A perfectly classic colour.
And then a little decoupage action happened on the drawers using MMS Tough Coat Sealer . . .
The pattern on the paper is sideways rather than up and down — some might not be able to live with this. I try to view mistakes as opportunites and opted to heavily distress the pattern so it's no longer noticable.
Funny sidenote (well, I think it's funny): when my MIL saw the newly distressed drawers and said, "OH NO!!! What happened?!!"
See the post on decoupage for how-to tips.
A second coat of Schloss and Typewriter and the final seal with Tough Coat and voila!
Well...almost voila. I had to wait nearly two weeks for the handles to turn up.
It's even more special that its from my mother-in-law.
It's all here...for the love...