I have this really nice "hoosier"
style cabinet that I was using in my office for storage
The brown paint was probably added not too long ago
and I figured that underneath
would be some really pretty older paint...
Miss Hoosier just never looked good in brown...not really her color
So I loaded her up in my pick up and headed up to Ojai for a makeover
There is nothing better than a project that involves power tools!
First we give her a power wash...this is sometimes easier than using stripper and you can control how much paint gets removed
The brown paint just peeled off
Next step...a good sanding
It was a really pretty day so that made the job much more enjoyable
Miss Hoosier and I had a good talk about her life
and how she much prefers being single right now...
especially at this age
The more paint that came off
the more the old broad...
excuse me ...I meant bead board
came to life
My arsenal of make over items!
Miss Hoosiers wood look refreshed?
I pretty much took this cabinet completely apart
and threw away all the hardware
because it was really bent and "newish"
soooo last season
Next step is waxing...I used clear BriWax for this project but
you can also get Briwax with stain added
if you want color in the finished product
So here she is after her make over
She looks sooo different....
is that really you Miss H?!
I am now using Miss H for storing napkins,
placemats and that type of thing
I think she likes it better in Ojai!
The hardware is new reproduction from a source called House of Antique Hardware
I have used their things quite a bit
and have yet to be disappointed
The little numbers are old French door numbers or apartment numbers which I purchased a while back from my wonderful blogger friend Andrea!
Please visit her at Faded Plains
she has a great little shop too!
And of course we need some good lighting...what better than a toaster lamp!
Such a great accessory...for Miss H
I found this weird little storage thingy on Ebay
and it looks right at home...maybe to store a cook book or some magazines
so there you go
new duds on the old gal make her really shine
hope you like Miss Hoosier now
...she had low self esteem
but is feeling so much better
; 0 )