Monday, August 5, 2013

Did I say thank you ?




Craft room ready and did I say thank you ?

I have a true friend and I love love it when she picks something up and decides she does not want to tackle it.  Her words "I just couldn't face it!".  So the awesome cabinet with so much potential: Handy Hubby and I  faced.  Here is a before:

Nope a better picture will not improve this.  This is a hoarder's  craft room's dream.  Wow all those wonderful drawers.  So Handy took a hammer to it. The back was in rough shape, a few drawers would not slide easily and every big ding had to be improved. Meanwhile back at the woman cave...  Paint inventory...black and red..that works and they are Rust-oleum.  I did splurge on some quick drying Rust-oleum primer designed to inhibit the growth of rust. Some major sweating in the SC humidity and a lot of elbow grease, the cabinet is craft room ready.  Meaning that it is not perfect I would have been a lot more picky if it were going in a booth but for me it is perfect...





Final steps:  Printing the number inserts.  Used business cards with an Avery down load and cut them down to size.


17 comments:

  1. This is truly amazing and a labor of love! It looks fantastic and ready to store all those goodies....nice work!

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  2. You had me at R E D.

    I have long dreamed of finding a piece just like yours. I found one in an antique store in Summerland, Ca which is right next to Montecito where Oprah and a lot of other Hollywood types live. Because of their money, the cabinet similar to yours except it had a beautiful green patina, was $2,500. Way out of my price range.

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    1. I am so glad that you stopped in! ...oh that is out of my price range as well. This cabinet cost 5.00 at a yard sale it was pretty yucky..hence the reason I inherited it.... two of the drawers on the bottom have carboard trays in the them bacause the drawer bottoms had rusted out. It was so worth the sweat. I hope to run in to you again..take care and God bless...

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  3. I am green...with envy that is over this wonderful piece! I might even stay more organized with something like this, ha, well I will stick to dreaming. Wonderful transformation.

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    1. Thank you again....well with this item...my chaos is just numbered...lol...every drawer has some collection of something that I must have...I think you understand...Do glad that I have met you and so glad that you stopped by the Red Tin Inn....

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  4. Gorgeous! Love the colors and the numbers. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

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    1. Thank you for stopping by. Love a good link party! You meet the nicest people.

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  5. I love it!!! I too have wanted one like this for as long as I can remember. I have enjoyed looking around your blog, looking forward to watching what ya do. :) If ya get a chance, stop by with a cup of coffee and check out my blog. upcycleaddict.wordpress.com :) Happy blogging.

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  6. What a GREAT cabinet! It looks terrific in red.

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  7. Love your 'she shed'! I would go out everyday just to sit and stare at your beautiful red cabinet!

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    1. Wow I am late on thanking you for stopping by my blog. So sorry and yes I do stare at it ..however I am trying to remember what is where! HAppy New year! Sheryl

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  8. This is absolutely amazing! I love the makeover and have always been attracted to any piece that has lots of small drawers. This is perfect.

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  9. This is absolutely amazing! I love the makeover and have always been attracted to any piece that has lots of small drawers. This is perfect.

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    1. Thank you ! It was well worth the melting in the Sun to get it into presentable shape..thank you for stopping by and hope to run into you again! Sheryl

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  10. Sheryl, Love the cabinet. Great storage and awesome looking. Sylvia D.

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    1. thank you for stopping by! And for the wonderful compliment!

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