This past Thanksgiving we hosted the annual HooHa. On Friday of that weekend we went down to the farm for a little shootin.Hee Hee…I have no idea what my mom is all excited about, but I do know that the only stuff she’s sippin is southern sweet iced tea.After shooting skeet and blowing up stuff, we headed to the barn for some burgers and hot dogs. With our bellies full, a few of us decided to go check out Grandma Becky and Harry’s house. They’ve been gone for over twenty years and the house has been rented out to family friends, but there is a storage shed that hadn’t been opened in all that time.Harry was a collector.
We had nimble Tyler climb in through this window to check things out. To the naked eye it looks like just a bunch of junk. But with someone who wants some cool storage for her craft room, this just might be a gold mineMy eye saw this beauty right away! It was covered in rusty buckets, rags and trash. It has no drawers, but carried lots of wasp nests underneath.Oh Boy! This gem was filled with coveralls and more rags.I remember this cabinet in Grandma Becky’s kitchen where she stored her canned goods. After so many years of neglect, the cans corroded and when put in the shed mice took over. The mice made nests in the coveralls and pooped all over the shelves.Even with all of that yuck, I fell in love with these Mexican guys. Whatever I did to the cabinet, I had to keep these two intact.To both pieces I lightly sanded them and then put a coat or two of clear poly on each. The chest needed brackets and shelves to hold my Cricut materials. I was pretty proud of myself for how I figured it all out. But of course it wasn’t perfect. Do you see how I went catywonkus screwing in the screw and split the wood? Do I pull it all out and start over? NO Way! Pull out the glue gun and attach some lace to cover it all up. I think its more lovely with the lace!So here is the rat poop-can corroded cabinet looking pretty fabulous, if I do say so myself. And most importantly, the Mexican guys are still there.
Truly, the most important part is all the storage! I scrubbed and sanded the inside, then gave it a quick coat of paint. It takes up such little space but holds so much!
I’m still not ready to let you see the entire new craft room, so you’ll just have to hold on to your panties. After the lights go up and I have it looking all purty I’ll give you a tour.This little junkin experience was fun on many levels. I discovered treasures with family, I turned a few ugly ducklings into storage swans and I’m creating a room that is making me very happy.
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