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? Let me have it.
Update: I just have to say that the best part of this project has been the end. Let me explain....Every person that has come into our home has been escorted by my husband to see the cabinet. I think he is a tad proud. Makes my heart go pitter patter!