I dragged the old primitive cabinet from the back of the truck.
Mixed up my house specialty blue gloopy paint.
AND went to work.
You previously met this primitive cabinet lying on its side with an unknowingly purchased crate sticking in it.
There it stayed through days of rainy cold weather.
It is made of old wood from furniture long-discarded, plywood, and new wood.
I loved that quirky compartment with the two doors.
Who thought of this design?
It was just dusty so I scrubbed it down and sanded a few spots here and there.
I coated the inside, outside, frontside, backside, and every other side this cabinet had.
Used my homemade white gesso as a primer.
After this coat I finally realized why the person who built this cabinet had not painted it.
OH, THE ANGUISH OF PAINTING ALL OF THOSE ANGLES!
These next few photos were taken with my new phone, and I cannot remember how to use it.
This is actually BLUE paint.
Dear Mr. Android,
I should not have to explain the photographs you take.
Your Unhappy Owner
I used a heavy grit sandpaper to take down some edges.
Don't you just love taking down edges!?!
You would never know these had been shiny new brass hinges.
Thank you, Laurie at Heaven's Walk for the blue inspiration!
I ran out of paint.
I never, and I do mean never, run out of paint on a project.
BUT this time. This one time. I did.
It was a hand-mixed brew of powdered pigments and homemade gesso and grout.
What to do, what to do?
Pull out an oops paint in Sweet Bluette.
It looks right purdy.
Here is the BLUE cabinet drying on the paint frame.
Arms opened wide.
Sorta looks like an owl to me.
Someone wanted to know what is that metal stand I use as a paint frame.
Long ago when there were small round metal garbage cans, the cans fit into the round part and rested on the rails to keep varmints from knocking them over.
And, yes, it would make a great table base for inside the house.
Maybe one day.
I showed the left side door above so to be fair here is the right side door.
All dry and ready to roll.
The funny thing about this cabinet which had been sitting in my truck for two weeks waiting to be painted is: I had to load it back into the truck.
The ice storm hit and it sat in there for another week.
Sunday, the blue cabinet finally arrived at the Riverfront Antique Mall looking for a new home.
It was sure glad to get away from here.
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