I think it is about time I got a real home for my quilts. It has been a while since I started quilting, and a quilt collection is inevitable.
I have been storing my quilts on an open regular shelves and basically everywhere before this: on the sofa, layers of them on the bed and stacked here and there.
A quilt cabinet sounds like a very good idea to me. Something that can display the quilt and yet keep it clean from dust.
A couple of month back I went to my local used furniture store and found a cabinet that I feel was perfect for the job.
I have always loved the idea of repainting an old cabinet. It is always fun to see the transformation and the fun colour choices on Pinterest.
Little did I know about refurbishing and old cabinet, I did a little research and off I go to the paint shop. I have previously painted a drawer with a chalk paint which was super easy to do with very minimal sanding required.
is one of those magical paint that I have found to work really easy on cabinets and I love the matte look provided by the paint.
However, this time I couldn’t find a chalk paint (I live in quite a rural area) and since I couldn’t wait to just get started, I went ahead and decided to sand it, put a undercoat and go ahead with shiny wooden paint.
Oh boy, little did I know that the sanding process was tedious and I didn’t enjoy it at all. It was quite a struggle trying to complete the project, but the result was okay.
I then painted the cabinet in dark teal colour. I was aiming for dark navy blue, but there weren’t many choices at my local store.
O well, thankfully, I love the colour anyway and still love the shape of the cabinet despite how I regretted the project.
The design of the furniture is probably sort of Mid Century Modern. I have seen many new cabinets are designed this way too.
I love how the design of furniture are making a comeback. It made me think about how fashion always made their comeback to with years passing. Quilts too. There is basically nothing new under the sun. We replicate, improvise or simple choose latest fabric designs and typically replicate what has been done years ago.
The pop of dark teal painted cabinet was the perfect addition to my sewing space. I love it! It sit in front of my machine and I can see the quilts stack from where I sew.
There are also quilts to be quilted in there and it is just calling me to get them quilted soon. One of them on top there is my aviatrix medallion quilt. It has been a while already since it was basted.
O, if only there’s more time in a day. 🙂
I was pretty happy with the result, not perfect but was great. I learned that I did not like to do a painting job and would not attempt to do one any time soon.
How to store quilts
If you don’t have a quilt cabinet just yet, there are other ways you can store your quilts such as:
- layering them on guest beds (when the beds are not in used)
- like this is a fun addition to the bedroom too
How do you store your quilts?
Let me know how you store your quilts in the comment below! It is always great to hear your ideas.