Friday, September 2, 2011

Some New Projects

Yes, I know.  I have still have to put the stencil on the end table.  My bedside table is not quite complete.  Why am I taking on even more projects when I am back in school?  Taking anatomy no less.

Because this is all just so fun!

I've already mentioned I inherited the Hoosier cabinet top in my furniture stripping tutorial.  Not much news there.  Still stripping.

My wonderful father gave me and Greer an antique record cabinet that was in an old house he and Greer were taking down.  It is not in the best shape and is missing all the guts, so it isn't worth any money but it's worth loads for us.

We need someplace to put Greer's record player and store at least some of his records.  Now we have the perfect thing. 

Greer already took out what was left of the guts on top to make room for the record player.

Look at all that storage!  Records on the outside shelves because they should not be stored horizontally. 

Close up on the leftover hardware (and lack thereof).

Since I took these pictures Greer has been sanding away the original finish (he didn't feel like stripping it so we're trying to go without). 

A few things that will need to happen:
- Reattach lid with new hinges
- Replace old non-functioning wheels (or just take off)
- Fill holes from old hardware
- Replace hardware (including door hinges..they are weak)
- Install door closure magnets

I'm sure we'll find more that needs to be done while we're working on it.  That's the nature of recyclers!


  1. Good luck! I can't wait to see how it turns out!

  2. This is such a neat piece! I cannot wait to see the finished product. I would love to have you share your talents at my VIP today =)
    Have a wonderful holiday weekend!! XO

  3. Oooohhh...GORGEOUS!! Look forward to your transformation!

    Deborah (happily visiting from

  4. Be sure to link up for the "after", can't wait to see it!

  5. Thanks friends! I'll definitely keep updating... we're trying to pick out a color now and it's a bit hard. I like light..Greer likes dark.

    ....stay tuned