See the cabinet? I think my son thought I was a little crazy to circle the block and grab this curbside find. Oh yeah, it was bad.
I removed the "one" door, and gutted the metal contraptions inside. It didn't have a top, so I unearthed one from the garage. It worked perfectly.
I also added an applique. You might recognize it.
It's the same design I used for my clay chalkboard tags.
I just didn't put a hole in it. I glued it on, and painted the entire piece white. The finish is a watered down mixture of brown and black paint. I applied it with a brush, and wiped it back. I did it several times to deepen the color. It came out a soft grey. Sorry I forgot to take shots of the sides. I just painted right over the missing veneer. It actually looks very artistic. I'll have to show you in a different post.
Like I said, I'm playing with Christmas ideas. I purchased a big box of white Christmas lights at an estate sale last year. I wrapped them around a branch, and stuffed it inside my large glass vase.
I love it. Looks like ice when it's lit. Very simple.
That's one corner of the living room done.
Tomorrow is my birthday, and we're going to my brother's house for Thanksgiving. Another breather. I don't have to cook. Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving.
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