This project has taken me way longer than I would have ever dreamed. I hear others in blog land talk of doing projects in a weekend….what is up with that. Maybe some day I can be more efficient.
I bought this gun cabinet from a lady on Craigslist. Her dog tried to bite me but it was so worth it.
Are ya just itchin to see it? Ok I will stop teasing. Her she is in all her faded glory.
She is a little rough around the edges. I am sure she had seen better days.
I took her apart to make the sanding and spray painting a little easier. Time for sanding…..
I sanded the whole thing down and filled in deep scratches and chips with wood filler……I kinda missed some picture taking opportunities here. I added crown molding to the top. After sanding I primed everything and then decided to add two slots for baskets.
I remembered to take the most random pictures. This is the basket box that I was building.
Just a little peep
The drawer pull and knob were both ORB and did not show well so I gave them a spattering of silver and now they pop and match the chicken wire!
Oh…I know….GET ON WITH IT!
I junked the pressed stuff that was on the back and replaced it with bead board. I painted it white and then glazed it. There was no glass for the door so I stapled and stapled and stapled….oh sorry….chicken wire. Did I mention that it took a billion staples for the chicken wire and that I can attest to the fact that it will eat your knuckles off.
Just a couple more angles cause I just cant stop!!!
This one helps you see the glazed bead board goodness!
Ain’t she a beauty? Just as I envisioned her to be!!
Would you have done something different for a furniture re-do? Let me have it.
Isn’t that basket shelf a great idea?
What do you think? How did she do?