Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Corner Cabinet in her Spot

I made it ~!!  I know I'm late but I've said for 5 weeks I was going to participate with Kim at her
Boring to Better Party-- click HERE to go see~!   Thanks Kim for Hosting this party for us...

  I bought a cabinet for the final price of 45.00.. Why do I say final- because they started at 75.00 , then before I could get there to pic it up, they called and said someone had offered them 90.00 and they accpeted and sold it to Them--grrrrrr.. Those people never arrived to pay or pic it up. So 3 days later they call Me and say you can have it for the 75.00 we are moving today.. So I said I'd be there in 30 mins.. I arrived- it was in even worse shape that the photo indicates - I mean REALLY ROUGH  lol..  I offered them 45.00, they accepted and I brought her home..  The sanding , priming and painting began..   1st- an unwanted, unexpected and I DIDNT DO IT, crackle finish.... :: please visualize a wide eyed- tearing up- slighly blue from anger Sonny here::.. I would have fainted but reason took over and I remembered I was standing on the hard concrete garage floor..

  I took 2 days to get past it and I started again with the sanding.. Then 2 coats of primer- dried in a 80 degree garage for 2 days and then by gosh by golly I was gonna paint it and I did and when I went back 3 hours later-- yep you guessed it-- CRACKLE FINISH no. 2...  I wont tell ya'll what I said, but suffice it to say the
 Navy called and asked if I'd be interested in joining..Know what I mean:)

  Big tears this time and visions of this corner cabinet which I have long needed and wanted in my tiny breakfast area being Never There and being taken to the back storage building to hold Junk....

A week passed and I kept hearing my GrandPa's voice saying : "You havent FAILED until you QUIT and a quitter never accomplishes anything"

 I went back to Lowes and they didnt know what was wrong but they did offer me a quart of Binz primer for free--just in case something was wrong with the gallon I had purchased..    Then a man , waiting for his paint to be mixed says-- you need 123 sealer & primer for this job..  He took a few minutes to explain why and I said thanks and asked for that instead of the Binz and  home to begin...  sanding sanding  wiping down- you know the routine:)   then the primer -- next morning 2 coats of paint and Finally she was done.. There are still 3 or 4 small areas about the size of a 50 cent piece that crackled but I am calling her done anyway..

 I bet you thought I was never gonna get through yapping , didnt ya .. lol..

  I still havent decorated in here for Christmas but I wanted to show it anyway...  I'm tickled to have this piece.. She holds alot more STUFF than I thought she would and we are both happy .. I hope you like her too..
 This was after.. I had painted the wooden handles in the same soft black as the cabinet .. I added wallpaper to the insides and thought I was done.. But you know how it is , after a week I decided it needed Something..

 Of course that Something was knobs from Hobby Lobby.. 2.97 each - which I feel is a serious bargain compared to very plain ones at lowes for 4.00..

aww yea babe, now its Better:)
  Anything in the room is tough to get a good picture of for some reason.  Everyone who's been here to visit comments on how pretty she looks and what a wonderful addition it was to this small area..
Maybe by next week I can have her Christmas decor in and on her and she'll be even better than now..
  Thanks so much for coming to visit me ..
Happy Holidays to you and yours..


  1. Well Sailor...oops, I mean Sonny. It really looks beautifu I think I would have quit. But aren't you glad you didn't? I would love a corner cabinet. My mom had one built in. They always seem so homey!!

  2. Sonny, what a journey you had with this piece. It looks great. I love corner cabinets and you rocked this one. Thanks for joining the party!

  3. Oh Sonny, it was worth all of your trouble (which had me laughing out loud!). The piece looks fabulous, and how cute are those harlequin pulls. Your granddaddy was right-your persistence paid off and paid off beautifully! Beauty and storage - can't beat that combination! Did you get an email from me? laurie

  4. Beautimus! I am glad I came back by to follow or I may have missed it!

  5. Your corner cabinet turned out beautifully, Sonny! Yes, harlequin knobs are just the icing on any furniture cake, aren't they? Love 'em! I love how you decorated the inside and your rooster plates add a nice pop of color in there. It fits that corner perfectly ~ like it was made for it!

  6. I love it Sonny! It looks really sharp black, and I love corner pieces. They take no space and you can enjoy and have storage just the same. Happy Holidays to you!

  7. Hi Sonny! Oh, poor little thing - I'm so sorry you had so much trouble with the primer and stuff but your final outcome is wonderful!! I love your corner cabinet and those knobs just make it! Love the wallpaper in the back and those dishes - love 'em!
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  8. Sonny!! She's beautiful, just beautiful. I'm so glad you didn't give up. I also love corner pieces. I don't own one but I'd love a nice black one with pretty knobs :)

  9. I love this piece in black! You did a fantastic job on this! It does look like you have a good bit of space in there. I love corner cabinets they always look like builtins to me. I cannot wait to see you dress this up for Christmas!

  10. Hi there~ your corner cabinet is just delightful! I love the color and knobs you chose- so sweet and It looks perfect for your space! Stopping by from Kim's B&A party

  11. We go through so much to save a piece of furniture and your story is no exception. Thanks for sharing and encouraging all of us to continue the course. Your corner cabinet looks great and I am sure is very happy in it's new home with it's new look. Terry

  12. Beautiful job! Glad you hung in there! Jacqueline

  13. That is so awesome Sonny. First of all, I love almost anything set in a corner like that and I love corner cabinets. Yay for you at getting it for the forty five and look what you did! Awesome!

  14. Wonderful!I always enjoy stopping by your blog. Hugs
    P.S. please stop by and visit and don't forget to enter my giveaway

  15. She's lookin' reallllly purty Sonny!!! LOVE it. My favorite Auntie used to have two of these.... one in each corner of the eat in kitchen....



  16. sonny, that is perseverance. yes mam. it is a perfect fit in that corner and looks wonderful. well worth your efforts

  17. Sonny oh my gracious this turned out so pretty! Love the paint color. You really scored a deal as well. Beautiful.

    Happy Holidays sweet friend!
    Warmly, ~Melissa :)

  18. She is really very pretty, Sonny. Good job! And I love the knobs. Thanks for the comforting words!Merry Christmas to you and your family!..Christine

  19. You are just too funny. The post was enjoyable to read. And the cabinet turned out fabulicious!!! Enjoy all your hard work. It definitely was worth it (but then I didn't have to sand and paint, sand and paint, etc).

  20. oh how i envy your stamina, patience and tolerance of the situation you had to go through but what an accomplishment! she's just stunning. i like the knobs too :O))

    it looks like the perfect fit! you did an awsome job gf! can't wait to see what you have in store next.

    happy holidays

  21. Christmas Blessings to you and your family, From my mountain to yours Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  22. It looks great, Sonny! So glad you didn't give up on it. It will serve you well, and bring you dish joy! :)
    Hope you had a Merry one!


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