The new piece of furniture, Steve built for me, will be revealed today. We finished it up on Saturday.
Ok this was before at the antique store. The picture I received on my cell phone. I had no idea what he had in store.
We stripped the paint off using spray oven cleaner from Dollar General and put it in the sun. Let the paint bubble and scrape off. Steve then took the garden hose to it to spray off the left over goo. Yes it took time, but well worth it just wait. Then he added some feet to the bottom and built the top from scratch.
Next step was to stain the wood. We weren't sure if they would stain the same since it was different woods being used. Uggghhh... this looks horrid but wait... Then I wanted different closers for the door. So Steve cut out blocks of wood and sanded til I approved. LOL.
Next step was black paint. I couldn't decided what I wanted so to be safe I chose black. Then before I could turn around Steve had already sanded and stained it again.
And now waxed and sitting in my kitchen... my new kitchen cabinet!!!! Steve painted the folk art on the front while I was at the hair salon on Saturday. Don't mind the mess I was just excited to take pics and show you.
Now all I have to do is decorate it.
So there you have it. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!!! I am planning my decorations for it. Oh and while we are on the subject of decorating I have a question for my you. Do any of you have small Christmas trees up year round? I have some fabulous pumpkin and gourd tree ornies I'd like to hang on a tree, but I'm not sure if I should get out a tree or not. Or I think I've seen brown fallish dead looking trees somewhere... if any of you know what I'm talking about please let me know where you saw them. As for now I'm getting laundry done and enjoying my kids first day of school by myself.