I actually know the answer…it is because I am a very indecisive person. If I can’t decide…I don’t do anything. Nice.
Being the cheap person that I am I always checked the free section just in case. One day I scored this corner cabinet for free.
It had been living outside in the elements for a long time, the finish was completely gone and the wood was starting to get damaged.
These shots were taken in my van when I picked it up, in the rain. I was happy to find them because this was way before I started blogging.
I am not sure how long it was in our house before I finally decided to prime the cabinet. I didn’t know much about refinishing furniture at the time and I have to admit I did a pretty sloppy job. I used an oil based Kilz primer from the Restore and I remember barely having enough.
I had no idea what I was doing or what color I wanted to paint the cabinet, so I just brought it back inside and put it in the corner. It has been there ever since, looking sad and pathetic.
When I started blogging a year or so later I thought, “Maybe I will finish that cabinet”. I cut another shelf since it needed three but only came with two. I even primed it with some oops paint, you can see it is a different color. Then I had to decide what color to paint it again…and I moved on to something else.
The photo above was just taken this week when I finally decided that enough was enough! This corner cabinet needed some serious attention. The shelves looked unfinished to me, so I cut some scrap lath boards as trim for the front, the above is just a dry fit to see how it looks.
I also wasn’t digging the weird mesh looking top part so I grabbed a scrap piece of 1/2 inch plywood and cut it to size. Then I simply glued and nailed it in place.
But wait? That scrap piece did not come with a decal…
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