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Ephesians 4:2

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


We're almost done with our corner cabinet!

My husband spent time on Sunday fixing up the cabinet, sanding, and priming it for paint. While he was doing this, I painted one of the walls in our house red. I love how it turned out and will share it when I share the final pictures of our cabinet!
Monday, Mackenzie put two layers of the red paint on the cabinet for me and then I painted the last layer and worked on the doors. Above is a picture of the finished cabinet...just needs the doors.

Do you see that paint dripping on the glass? That was the result of a very bad decision we made. You see, Monday afternoon was very sunny and allowed us to complete the cabinet with out any problems of drying. However, when I went to paint the doors, it had cooled down and they did not dry as quickly. We made the decision to leave them out overnight because it wasn't supposed to rain. However, we didn't consider the dew. Because the doors weren't dried all the way, the wet dew caused the paint to drip down the doors.

Today, I had to sand the doors down and completely repaint them. Do not leave your freshly painted furniture outside, overnight!

Lessons learned, I guess.

We'll be waiting about a week before we put anything in the cabinet so that the paint can fully cure. After that I will share with you our finished cabinet!

Have a blessed day!

20 sweet comments:

Mardell said...

Hi Brittany!
Wow, that turned out gorgeous! :o) I really love the color ~ excellent choice! Bummer about the doors though...Aaack. I probably would have left them out to ~ who'd a thunk that would have happened? As you said, "lesson learned." What a great team you & hubby make! Is that your fenced in back yard? It's HUGE!

Have a great day.

Leah said...

Looks great so far! Can't wait to see the finished pics! :)

Sarah said...

What a beauty now that you have redone it. I like it without the doors on as well!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Great corner cabinet, I have found out that lessons learned the hard way stay with you for life. ..lol..I know I've done that once before, and only once. Learned my lesson fast. Can't wait to see pictures of it in your home.

Kelly said...

It looks great so far. Sorry about the glass, will it be easy to get the paint off?

April said...

Hi there i just ran across your blog from my cousins blog..How awesome is it how we run across a sister in Christ! Thank you for being bold enough for you and your husband to share your faith. I too have a blog its at www.lyonsden4.blogspot.com God Bless you,


Julieann said...

Ohhhh, the cabinet is absolutely gorgeous!!! Sorry about the dripped paint---ugh--that is a lot of work, but it will be well worth it in the end--I can not wait to see it all finished and in your home:)

Happy wednesday!


Mary Anne said...

That looks really nice. You picked a great color. I can't wait to see the finished product;-)

Have a terrific Wednesday.


Mary Anne

Dana said...

The cabinet looks great and thanks for sharing your lesson learned:)

jenjen said...

That cabinet is going to be so cute! I can't wait to see it all finished!

Great job!


Sweet Nothings said...

Hi Mardell!

Thanks so much! Actually, what you see is partly our yard. We live in a manufactured home community and plan to soon put a short fence up. So the first half is ours, the rest is the community's "green space". That is a required space that is available to all residents. However, no one ever goes back there so we might use the extra space when we have BBQs in the future! I really like our location in the community!

Have a blessed week!


Elena said...

The cabinet looks really good in that color. I can't wait to see it when everything is done!

Charree said...

Your cabinet looks fabulous. I really like the color you chose. I can't wait to see the finished product with all of your stuff inside.

Have a blessed day!

Barb said...

looks great....Barb

Kelly said...

Love it! The color is gorgeous, Brittany! What's going inside?

Michelle Finn said...

Wow, your cabinet looks great! I can't wait to see pictures on how it looks in your home. :) Sorry I haven't gotten around to emailing you the picture of my hutch, will get that out. have a great day! :)

Pop Champagne said...

Wow making your own cabinets...You are soo handy!!! Good job :)

Kathy said...

It's going to be gorgeous! Can't wait to see the finished project. What would life be without a few lessons learned the hard way!

Sharon said...

Hey, it's looking good Brittany! I love the color! I can't wait to see the see the whole thing finished! I look forward to seeing you guys on Easter Sunday!

Love you!

momma said...

i love the red! your mistake sounds like something i might have done! i'm looking forward to the pictures of your finished work!

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