The prompt for this week is…
I mentioned in my last post that my spring break project was to repaint an old cabinet I found. Well here it is! Our new cabinet for tea cups and snacks and cookbooks.
Not that impressed, you say? Well if you knew me, you’d be impressed. The extent of my DIY ability is repurposing an old glass jar by putting pens in it. Most of my experiences of “doing it myself” have turned out to be like the firetruck birthday cake I tried to make for CC two years ago. Yeah, not good.
But I’ve been looking for some kind of cabinet for the living room to store our stuff for tea and snacks. We had no budget for new furniture and I couldn’t find anything I liked on craigslist. So it was serendipitous that I happened to be there on the day they were spring cleaning our church meeting hall and someone unearthed this old wooden cabinet. Perfect, I said to myself, all it needs is a new coat of paint. I had my husband move it into an empty storage area and couldn’t wait for spring break so that I could start working on it.
After searching on pinterest and repeated trips to the paint store (where I was absolutely clueless) I finally emerged with a can of cover stain primer, a can of paint, a paint roller, and one of those sponge paint brushes. During our spring break, while the kids were napping, I would retreat into the back tool room and paint and paint and paint. It was surprisingly therapeutic and not as difficult as I thought (although it did take me a good 15 minutes to pry the lid off the paint can). Result turned out okay, no? Much better than the fire truck cake at least.