Friday, August 17, 2012

Spool Cabinet


I found this little cabinet at a local sale.  It was a plain Jane cabinet from Mexico and was pretty beat up.  My husband painted it with canyon black by Rustoleum.

He removed the hardware, and I went to town with some inexpensive stencils.  I have always loved the old spool cabinets, but they are very expensive whenever I find them.  I am not going to keep this.  It's already at the shop, but at least it was mine for just a little while.


I found my inspiration on Pinterest.

I stuck pretty close to the real deal although I probably shouldn't have used the actual J&P Coats name.  I went out on a limb and did it anyway.  I usually only use real brand names when I know they are out of business.

I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out.  I just trimmed it out with some antique gold acrylic paint and put a wash of raw umber over it to age the color a little more.  Thanks for your visit.

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18 comments:

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I. Love. This. Cabinet!!!!

I don't think anybody is going to mind you using the company name. Especially the person who buys it!

You come up with the greatest ideas! I'm pinning this, if you don't mind.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That's gorgeous, Maggie! What a great addition to anyone's sewing room or any room for someone who sews. As always, you did a great job on the stenciling!

Cynthia said...

It is a beautiful cabinet. I love it!!

Cynthia

Cozy Little House said...

It's gorgeous! You did a fantastic job.
Brenda

Bliss said...

This was one of those expletive projects for me. Where in my head I say something like Holly crud that is freaking awesome. Something like that.

~Bliss~

Pat C. said...

Wow! This is one of my favorites of all of your projects! I especially love the sign on the side.

J&P Coats and the Clark Thread Company merged in the early 1950s, becoming Coats & Clark, so I don't think you have anything to worry about using J&P Coats on your piece!; )

xoxo

NanaDiana said...

Wow- I think this is my very favorite project you have posted. I have always wanted one of those cabinets. Yours is wonderful!!!! xo Diana

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Maggie, this is fabulous!!! What a great job!!

Carol

The House at Bluebird Lane said...

Maggie, What a brilliant transformation! I would have had a hard time giving it up. :-)

Gail said...

OMGoodness Maggie, I LOVE this spool cabinet! I'm pinning this. We just bought an ugly sewing cabinet for a $1 today at an estate auction and this might be just what it needs!! Thanks for the inspiration and hope you are having a wonderful weekend, Gail

Wild Oak Designs said...

Oh, you are so creative, you and your husband. The vision of what to do, very cool!
Love it
Nancy
http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

This turned out so great...really made the cabinet something special!

Angela LeMire said...

Great transformation! Thanks for sharing. Angela @ Mrs. White Twig & Tea

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Theresa said...

Love, love this! What a great job you did!

must love junk said...

Oh, you did an amazing job! Love it!
I'm your newest follower :)
Susan

Geri O said...

Love love love the cabinet. I'm your newest follower. Come check out my blog when you have a second at http://sister-number-5.blogspot.com

Jody and Stan said...

Thank you so much for sharing this inspiring project on Simple & Sweet Fridays. You did a fantastic job!

Jody