Secretary Cabinet painted & distressed

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The finished Secretary/ cabinet.

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My daughter loves all the drawers for storing small household items and labeled each drawer using a chalk marker.  The back of each door is painted with chalk paint and can be used for memos.

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This pic shows the starting of the refurbishing. (Somehow missed getting the before pic)

This Secretary/ Cabinet belonged to my in-laws many years ago and had been kept in a garage for the last few years. It was not in good shape and very musty. I had to spend a good deal of time cleaning it and knew I would have to do some kind of stenciling to cover up the damaged places on the front of the cabinet doors.  My husband had to put a new frame around each cabinet door.

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 I wanted it to look like a screen type pattern. It was not an easy task and it took a lot of detail work.  I had to hand paint some of the parts close to the edge.

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This piece had a lot of drawers. I cleaned each one and painted both the drawers and the shelves that hold the drawers to freshen it up. I also lined each drawer with a piece of decorative felt.

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This was on Christmas Day when we gave it to our daughter and son in law.

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Vintage Bread Box

image2I found an old vintage bread box that was all rusty and wanted to refurbish it and make it usable again.  I first cleaned it up and took the hardware off.  Then I painted it with Sherwin Williams white latex paint (duration) to give it a durable and washable service.  I purchased months ago a really nice stencil that says “The French Bakery” in French.  I was so excited to finally get a chance to use the stencil.

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Here is the bread box finished and in “Ginger’s Attic”.  It is nice, clean, and refurbished, ready to go in someone’s home and could be used for it’s original purpose – to store bread products in.  It even has a small vented area in the back of it.IMG_0282

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