Yesterday was the annual spring Fort Drum community garage sales.
Although we didn't real have a traditional garage sale (with lots of toys, clothes, books, and household items) I did put out a few big items that have been on the purge list that I set outside.
This gave me the opportunity and the time to tackle the first of my two big projects.
Disclaimer: Mark said they aren't moving unless they are finished.
We don't have a garage in our new house. Which is code for: There is no place for spray paint or staining.
I just may go through withdrawal if I have to go three years without a project! Maybe I'll pick up sewing. Or knitting? Glass blowing?
I began to tackle this project on a whim. (Since I was sitting outside watching our few items that no one was coming to buy.)
Consequently, I took very few photos and cheated a bit. Meaning:
- I only sanded the grubby parts with tape and stickers.
- I only spray painted the parts of the cabinet that are seen.
- I only cleaned the hardware with vinegar, soda and water. I didn't use chrome polish.
I knocked out most of this project yesterday afternoon.
Most of the labor involved scrubbing and cleaning. Blech. This treasure was gross. I cannot believe I don't have any before photos.
|Putting the hardware back on.|
|Voila. Photo bomber.|
My vision for it had been for it to be in the toy room...sorting smaller toys. Our new home sadly does not have a toy room.
I have agreed to part with this little treasure.