Yay! I finally finished building the cabinet!
It started off as a roadside find. It was a double wall cabinet, and boy was it heavy! It had no back to it. The shelves were all cut up so that it fit flush on the wall.
So I tore it apart and saved some of the wood. I then tried to get rid of the silver paint that was on it and loved how the white looked crackled with the silver.
Finally I took some pallet wood, porch wood, the door, the frame, and some wood from the old cabinet, and I built a single rustic cabinet. My son helped me cut the wood that needed to be cut with the skill saw.
I used the porch boards for the sides and the pallet wood for the back.
I just wanted one shelf so that tall things could be stored inside the cabinet. I stained the shelf holder to blend in with the pallet wood and porch wood. For the shelf I glued two pallet boards together.
The door didn't close right so I needed to use a hand plane on it, but I don't own a plane. My youngest reminded me how his grandpa lost his hand plane in the attic steps when he was remodeling our attic a few years ago. I figured, why not rip up the step and see if it's there.
( So Fran, I have your plane :) I don't know why we didn't do that when you were here instead of buying a new one)
I painted the top, sides, and back in white. It needed to be stained in order to blend.
This is before I stained the whole cabinet.
Here is what is looks like stained.
I love how aged the stain makes it look.
Here it is finished.
I have another door and more wood. I think I might make another one :)
My plan is to sell it at my craft sale.
Here is a question for all you ladies out there that have booths.
How much would you sell my cabinet?
Everyone says I sell my things too cheap.