Sunday, October 30, 2016

Storage, storage and more storage

My sis needed storage for china and glassware - and she needed doors to hide the mess!  No glass doors for her, no siree.

So what she got was a big old cabinet with lots of shelving- and doors!!

They were here early today to pick it up and she sent me a picture of it as she was loading it up.  She also requested two more shelves - more storage!

She offered to paint it, knowing that finishing is not my favorite thing to do.  But, I thought it might be a good idea to try my hand at using a HPLV sprayer.  So, I did.  The finish is not the best, and I feel bad about it.  However, after about 7-8 coats of paint sprayed on I was FINISHED!  There's still some blotchiness - like paint went on heavier each pass.  I'm not sure, but I don't think I had the spray gun adjusted correctly.  And, it was a cheap gun.  Don had a really nice spray system that I gave to my neighbor shortly after Don died.  When he heard my compressor going for hours on end he brought it back to me.  He said he'd never used it and that maybe I'd get more use out of it now.  I really think he was just tired of the noise, but in any case, I'm going to use it for my next project and hopefully, it will turn out better.  Sorry, TeeBird...

This measures 5' wide by 6' tall.  It's about 18" deep.  I made 6 shelves, but it will have 8 shelves soon.  It's loosely patterned after the Pottery Barn Sedona cabinet.

It was painted white, satin finish (and may get a semi-gloss coat added by my sis).  The white paint and black hardware will match a buffet server that my sis currently owns.

In place and being loaded!

I do like how it turned out - aside from the not-so-perfect paint job.  And, she's very happy with it.  So, I'm happy, too.  It's found a home where it will be used and appreciated!
Thanks for letting me make this for you, Tee!