It's FTF time , so grab a picture of your favourite thing, bang up a post and link up down the bottom so we can all come and gawk in wonder and amazement at your Favourite Thing. If you haven't joined in before, you should. It's fun - I promise.
As I mentioned yesterday the big post I've been expecting to write about for the last two weeks remains unwritten. Not because I'm lazy but because it's hard to write about something that hasn't happened. And I know you're all visual dudes so I want to include pictures. I think I can finally confidently say possibly, maybe, probably next week...
So basically you've had second skimmings for the last two weeks, which doesn't mean that the things I'm show casing aren't favourite things but they just aren't the favourite things I thought I'd be sharing...make sense?
This weeks FTF has been shown before in various stages of undress. Do you recall when I started this remodel way back in July? Just to put it in context, July was in winter, which is officially a whole season ago since we are now well into Spring and almost head butting Summer.
This old meat safe used to be in our dining room. The original plan was to sell it when we did the kitchen reno. One day I was sitting out the back and had an epiphany that this would look fabulous in the computer room filled with quilty goodness.
I ripped off the doors, pulled the thing apart , and took all the old fly wire off. So it went from that up there
To ugly primer stage . I was second guessing my sanity here and thinking "It's going to take 15 coats of primer to get the "wood" out of that thing". It took 4. I slapped three top coats on the carcass and it sat there FOREVER waiting to be finished while the kitchen reno took precedence.
Eventually I attacked it with some chicken wire and a staple gun.
Then I started looking for suitably gorgeous handles that matched the vision of handles I'd had in my head for about for 6 weeks. I found them. Eventually. On the internet. Is there anything the internet can't provide? Internet, I love you so.
Pink Handles? Not my usual style. But they look perfect on this cabinet.
I bought some meranti to replace the strips I'd ripped off to get to the fly wire. And I nagged Mr. P into painting the door frames and the strips. Then we painted some more. And once more again after that for good luck.
Then we waited for the paint to harden up. You know the saying "it was as boring as watching paint dry " ? There is nothing more boring than watching paint dry...trust me. I've been watching paint dry for month. I'm an expert.
And one night this week I got home from work and there she was ...a vision. Finished.
Thank goodness furniture re-do's are not a timed sport because I still haven't started that French provincial dresser or the dining table. At least this one is finished. I'm deliriously happy. Have a great FTF. I can't wait to see your favourite things for this week!
P.S. Can we all spare a thought for absent Michelle today who is internet -less and driving half way across the country to her new life in Kansas. With a pissed off cat in the car. We salute you Michelle! This week's FTF is in your honour because I suspect travelling with Charley at this point is your least favourite thing.