Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Her (Early) Birthday Present

 She says the pictures don't do it justice...
It's true.
Glass is in the cabinet doors. 
It's ready to move inside.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Easy Peasy

I removed an old chalkboard from its generic frame 
and placed it in an empty one we had.  
This is its current message as it hangs in our dining area... 

Friday, November 25, 2011

She's Moving In!

We delivered the doll cabinet to our granddaughter on Thursday.
 She's making progress moving her dolls and their accessories into it today!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Stripped and Ready

The original finish is removed and the cabinet is ready to be stained. Investigation proved the sewing machine's bobbin case to be damaged and not worth repair....so, I fashioned a bottom to fit the cavity.  This will provide yet another storage possibility to this unique piece of furniture.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Completed...and Just Begun

Just completed!  The small table (to the right).  I sanded down the top
and painted the legs black.  Applied wax over all.
Behind it, an old chalk board in a new, old frame...
 (The small table was a curbside find, i.e. free.)
My next big project--this sewing cabinet.  We bought it yesterday for $5. Rebecca will be checking in re. the price to repair the Singer sewing machine that came with it.  If it's financially feasible, this will remain a sewing cabinet.  If not....maybe a computer desk????

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


All that's left to do is to find boxes to fit on the shelves.
The doors on "our" cabinet appear narrower than the "model".
Not sure if we'll be able to duplicate the pocketed hanging storage 
but MAYBE the other side????
Any suggestions how to carry this out?

The photo I was working from...

Friday, November 4, 2011

Small Improvements

Replaced the "pulls".  This will be much better for the cabinet's purpose...

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Getting There...

See my previous post for the goal.
Meanwhile, I'm getting there.  
Shelves and divider cut and in place.
Clothes hanging bar inserted....