**Before I tell you about today’s post you might want to know that Material Magic, the quilt shop in New Hampton is closing it’s doors on the 17th-next Monday. All fabric is not $5 a yard. If you don’t have anything to do this week, you might want to check it out.**
Now on to today’s post:
You might remember that this piece is destine to become a place to house my microwave. Hubby and I got it at an estate sale earlier this spring. For the price of $10, it was all ours! It’s beat up bad and pretty primitive…but it’s the perfect size for my microwave to sit on and give me extra storage…to make a piece of usable furniture is exactly our intention.
I had started sanding the drawers while Hubby was planting corn but that’s as far as I got. I needed space and help to get it lifted to a workable spot but he had his things going on in the garage and it just never happened. Fast forward to now, the corn is in and he wants it finished and out of the garage so he started working on it.
It was VERY shaky and wobbly. The first thing he did was to take some old boards and built a bottom in it. These were old boards from our flooring installation.
Then he built a base for it to sit on. Previous to this, it sat directly on the floor. That means if it was in my kitchen the doors could potentially scrape the floor as I opened them. Not anymore.
There wasn’t a back on it. We wanted a back as it will make it more sturdy and that would help and make it more of a usable piece if we ever wanted to put it somewhere else. He’s using old materials we salvaged from our house when we remodeled. I love that it will have a wainscoting back.
I snapped the above picture without him knowing. He scoffed and told me this was nothing to blog about. I told him- not true. He said this was just a piece of junk and I reminded him that we always end up loving what he does and all women like a “cinderella story”. I also told him there are lots of women readers who would love it if there husband was as talented….he of course grumbled and said okay….. he’s so humble.
Anyway…now the debate is on….this piece is really very primitive. Here’s how it looks now…..The woods aren’t going to match so we’re contemplating painting the cabinet but staining the drawer and door fronts.
I know if I do chalk paint it will be to match the kitchen island…this is cream Annie Sloan paint with dark wax…with some pieces stained. The microwave goes on the small wall to the right in the picture.
I’m so glad that this one is making progress. I do feel a little bad that we drag some of this “junk” home and it’s in his way so he can’t work on other things that he wants to work on. Alas, it’s part of a “junker’s” life I guess. There’s always a project, or two, that need attention…and always more coming in.
It’s good that there’s still more to do on this…that leaves me a little time to debate and take in opinions before I have to decide on how to paint or refinish it.