my head is about to explode from all the coughing,
my nose doesn’t stop running, this at the end of the flu? So unfair–but,
it is sO gOOd to BE OUTside and working on a project again!!!
After sanding both doors, I got started waxing them with liming wax for a sort of “white washed” look!
I also made some decisions about the “interior.” I would have loved to play with some gray or blue and old white combo, but giving consideration to where this will go and what it will be around, AND the china it will hold, I stayed with the tones of “wood, liming wax, chocolate.” So, essentially—browns. ; D
Instead of JUST PAINTING the interior walls and shelves, I splashed on some initial paint but spread it out and around with a Venetian plaster spatula.
Here’s why—1. Using a V-p spatula pushes the paint into the wood’s grain and crevices, it reduces how much paint/pigment is left on the surface making a semi translucent finish (with more color than stain). 2. The V-p spatula leaves a silky-smooth finish without any sanding! 3. Such a thin amount of paint dries almost immediately–YaY. *I did decide to lightly sand for some distressing.
I bought ¾” pre-glued Red Oak veneer edge banding, $2.69 for 8ft. I had about 6″ left at the end (whew).
You iron it on (melting the glue) but I had all those curves so I also used a heat gun ~and a towel to hold it in place until it set ’cause it’s hOt! Then I sanded the surface and edges for a nice finish, and it looks FABulous!
I reapplied the original backboard but then overlaid it with tongue & groove planks on the horizontal.
Today–I have just a few details to be finished and I’ll get to bring it in the house and
load it up!
TOTALLY FINISHED! ; D