Last Monday, Leo and I went to the So-Lina auction and found this small cabinet. I thought it was just the right size for a jelly cupboard.
So we bid $40 for it and won. We spent several days this week working on the cabinet.
The interior had been painted a gorgeous turquoise color. I was really hoping that I could keep this original color because I love it so.
The bottom was really nasty, so we tried cleaning it.
We cleaned the shelves, but the bottom wouldn't come clean. So we decided that we had to paint the interior. We went to Lowe's and picked out some paint. We chose Linen White and Aqua Glow.
The exterior was in bad shape as you can see in these photos.
Someone had started stripping the finish and stopped. Since we were going to paint the piece, Leo started sanding.
While we were working on this piece, Leo started repairing a gouge in a little wooden shelf that we had bought at the auction a few weeks ago.
The shelf had a decoupaged picture of Blue Boy in the opening. Leo removed him and cut the piece of wood that it was on because you could see the wood behind the shelf. Our first thought was to replace Blue Boy, but the more I looked at him, the more I thought he should stay.
Leo spray painted the shelf and hung it on the tree to dry. Didn't take long in this heat!
I also decided to paint this wooden pedestal bowl that we had bought recently.
Blue Boy was overseeing our work. Do you see him in the background?
We could tell the cabinet had glass in the door at one time, but we decided that we were going to put chicken wire on the door.
Here is the cabinet with its fresh paint. To antique the piece, I rubbed dark walnut stain over the entire piece as well as the wall shelf and the pedestal bowl.
Here is the finished wall shelf. Sorry, this is not a good picture. It was cloudy this afternoon and we got some much needed rain.
Here is the pedestal bowl. Isn't she beautiful?
And here is the cabinet with the chicken wire in the door. My first thought was that this was going to be a jelly cupboard, but I can see all sorts of possibilities for this piece.
Here you can see all 3 pieces. I put them in the hallway for the time being.
I just love the color on the inside of the cabinet. In fact, I love all 3 pieces, but I have thought about having a giveaway soon. NO, I'm not giving away my new cabinet, but I may give away the pedestal bowl or the shelf. We're getting close to having 200 followers.
It may have to be the shelf because this pedestal bowl just looks so pretty on top of the cabinet. Which would you rather have?