Mary from Orphans With Makeup used Texture Powder, Chocolate Tart, and Vanilla Frosting to give this antique sewing cabinet a gorgeous, unique stenciled finish. Come read all about the transformation!

Hello,

It’s Mary from Orphans With Makeup and so happy to be guest posting today and sharing my sewing machine cabinet transformation and how I enhanced it with Texture Powder.

I decided to try it on an old antique sewing cabinet and do a raised stencil effect on the front door cabinet and both sides.

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Here is the end result.

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Here is a close-up.

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What a great way to make your furniture pieces unique.

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Products used:

  • Texture Powder
  • Chocolate Tart paint
  • Vanilla Frosting paint
  • Oval paintbrush

The first step I did was paint my cabinet with two coats of Vanilla Frosting.

Once the paint dried, I mixed the Texture Powder with Chocolate Tart paint. I started mixing up the two with a 50:50 ratio, but added a little bit more of the Texture Powder to get the right consistency.

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I stirred until I had a smooth paste.

With my stencil firmly in place, I then applied the brown paste with a scraper over the stencil. It is best if you can lie your piece down.

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After you apply the paste, remove and clean your stencil right way. You may have to work in sections, depending on how big your piece is.

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When I removed the stencil, I noticed that it had smeared a bit, but don’t worry, once it is covered with paint and distressed, you won’t notice so much.

I would say it is best to leave the paste to harden overnight. Once it dried, I applied another coat of Vanilla Frosting paint with the Oval Paint Brush. One quick coat did the trick.

After the last coat of painted dried, I then distressed over the raised detail to bring out the pattern.

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Oh, and while I was at it, I mixed up a small batch with just water and patched up some holes in my walls.

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Have a great day,

Mary


Mary Vitullo

Mary {Orphans With MakeUp}

My name is Mary Vitullo. I am a wife and mother to three {almost} grown boys. I am a blogger at Orphans With Makeup in Saint-Hubert, Québec, a suburb of Montreal. My furniture and thrifted finds are my little “Orphans” and my paint is the “Makeup”. I have always been passionate about home decor and can never seem to quench my thirst for it. My blog is mainly about repurposing vintage and antique furniture and styling the finished pieces to show them in their best light.

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