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Topic: Sewing Cabinet Makeover  (Read 904 times)
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« on: June 05, 2008 05:53:36 PM »

So I have this sewing cabinet that I got a few years ago and it's a sad, drab woodgrain.  I think it's laminate over particle board.  Anyway, I recently latched onto the idea of changing it so the top is zebra-print and the sides and legs are black.  I'm trying to decide what's the best way to make this dream come true.

For the sides and legs, from everything I've read I need to just prime and paint, or perhaps sand somewhere in there before painting.

For the top, my original plan was to use contact paper, but I'm afraid I won't be able to get it to line up right.  As you can see in the picture below, the top is in pieces so as to make it easy to get the sewing machine out.

So I'm worried that if I just slap some contact paper on that baby, I will have my zebra print not quite matching in the places where the pieces come apart.  So the second thing I considered was painting the top all one color - maybe white as it'd be easier to add to - then drawing (either stencil or freehand, not sure which) some light pencil lines for the zebra stripes and then painting the black stripes over it.

Here's the underside of the pieces that come off - pretty sure the top and sides are just incredibly sturdy particle board:

Anybody have any suggestions?


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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2008 01:02:17 PM »

Yep...paint that sucker.
Leave the top intact when you paint the stripes...you could take it apart when you do the basecoat of white, then paint your stripes (and go freehand...there's a reason God makes all zebras unique..all stripes are perfect)  Then after it's dry, paint the sides (that way any white drips or smudges happen BEFORE you paint the black) 

And then post pictures!

Grant me the strength, endurance, and focus to see it through.
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