Monday, November 2, 2015

Better days for this Sewing Machine and Lovely Shutters

While recently shopping at McKinney Wrecking, I stumbled upon this vintage sewing machine that was pulled from the wreckage of a house fire.

I liked it.

They gave it to me for $15, and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.

Paint it.

I just love the juxtaposition of painting flowers using this burned/ugly metal as my canvas. 

I have a soft spot for ugly things that were great in their time... Call me a hoarder, I dare you.

Anyway, here's the process:


Step 1: I polished it with Noxon Metal Polish, then gave it a buff with some sandpaper.

Looking better already!

Then I pulled out my acrylic paint collection and went to town making 5 hydrangeas come to life.

I loved the way it turned out, and have gotten bored with my previous "Over the Cabinet" look, so I added the white shutters I also got at the local shop as my backdrop (I just power washed them and they were chippy and wonderful) read more about those HERE.

Super happy with how it turned out, and the overall look of my dark cabinets with the white shutters above.

Lesson of the day? Paint old stuff.