Remember all of that fabric that was in my garage? As I was cleaning all of that up I decided to do some other cleaning too. I unearthed the Martha Washington cabinet that I bought a couple of months ago at the thrift store. I told myself it was time to find a place in the house for it or move it on.
I didn’t know if I wanted to paint it, strip it, or what. I decided the first thing I needed to do was to figure out where in the house I wanted to put it.
I ended carrying it in and put it here at the entry of the house at the front entrance near the staircase.
It sat there for a day or two…I tried to decide if I liked it there or not.
Then I figured out… that my cross stitch project bags fit in the side wonderfully.
The cabinet was growing more and more on me.
I have two projects on the left and two on the right. I only want that many projects going on at once ever…so it’s perfect.
Previously I’ve not liked anything here as the heat register is here and I don’t want to cover that up.
I think this can work though. The legs will allow the heat to still come out and flow…and the leg is big enough that the cabinet doesn’t fall in the holes and sits sturdily.
I am keeping my overdyed floss in the drawers.
I have decided I like the cabinet here…now I need to decide if I should leave it this color or what. I would prefer it stripped down to the wood but I don’t know if feel that ambitious. In my life when my husband was still alive, I would have stripped it. He would have sanded it all down and refinished it. I’m not really good at that part and honestly, don’t feel like I want to be. So, it’s either paint it…or leave it.
I did consider roughing it up a little more so more of the white shows and then putting a dark wax on it.
Green isn’t a color I have a lot of in my house. Hmmm.
I also need some decoration to go around it. That part is a little hard as childcare kiddos can reach this and they aren’t the best at leaving things alone. I set the tin piece on it. If I leave that there, it needs some decorations. I’m terrible at decorating so feel free to chime in and share some suggestions. I’d love a little help.
At least for now, it’s getting some use…and it’s out of the garage. One step at a time.