Santa brought the MRS. another cabinet to display some of her crock bowls and other antique knick knacks. We'd been looking for quite some time for a cabinet that fit this spot in the kitchen. The space was 27 and 1/2" wide and most everything we found was 30 or 36 inches. Found this one and it was 26 and 1/2 inches wide. Also it needed to be shallow, only about a foot deep. I don't like stubbing my toes on any of my many trips to the bathrom in the dark when I'm noty totally awake. This ones 13 inches deep so close enough.
Someone had worked this thing over and given it that distressed look thats "in" now.
I don't like the distressed look for household furnishings. On old pickups or tractors its fine.
So here it is at the start on Dec. 26th. I had it in the shop and was yanking the veneer off the front when I decided I should have a before pic. Put it on the 2 wheeler and rolled-er out in the sunshine for a pic.
You'll notice the thick base plate in the before pic. Not sure it was original to the piece but it sure didn't look right as a base plate. I thought it looked more like a header for the top. You'll also notice the varnished used broken up 5/8" plywood someone put on the back with a rounded top to attempt to give it a finished look. That part was particularly awful.
First order was to remove the plywood back so I could flip the cabinet over. Next was to knock the center out of the door. This was to be for display so had to open-er up. The MRS. wanted chicken wire in the door. I wondered where I'd get chicken wire in this day and age.
The MRS got online and found that Lowes carries small mounts of chicken wire. Next trip to town we hit Lowes and for $12 and some change I had enough wire to do this and a few more of these projects. Also bought a super thin sheet of plywood that had a fine finish on both sides. Just over $15 with tax and it had a new back. Already had the sandpaper, paint, stain and polyurethane from previous projects.
Then it was basically strip and stain. Painted the inside bright white so its easy to see inside. May put light[s] in there someday but with the white paint its not really needed.
And here it is installed in the house and loaded with .... her crap.
No complaints here. She don't complain about my tractors.
MRS. is happy so I'm happy!!
Edited by Gtractor, January 04, 2016 - 01:38 AM.