Lovely isn't it? It wasn't always so. It was born from a disaster.
I had this fun little cabinet. I got it at an antique store on sale for $20.00 and it really wasn't that great, but I fell in love with the door on it and used it for years.
I decided to use it in my new coastal themed bedroom, but it was going to have to be prettied up a little first. I painted it with Annie Sloan Old Ochre Chalk Paint. Two coats. It was beautiful. I gave it two coats of Miss Mustard Seed Clear Wax. It was gorgeous. I was buffing out the last coat when my table broke and the whole cabinet came crashing down onto my concrete garage floor. That beautiful door broke.
I said a lot of swears. Sam felt bad enough for me that he tried to fix it with some Gorilla Glue and clamps.
I was fearful that it wouldn't hold up to the pulling that a cabinet door would get. I decided to touch up the damaged paint on the rest of the cabinet and use it without the door. I couldn't toss the door though because I loved it so. I decided to make a little sign out of it and maybe something to hang my robe and jammies on.
I had this metal sign that said "Dream" and I wired it onto the front.
I also had this awesome metal seahorse pull that I was going to use on the door anyway, but it was "chippy" and I wanted it bright and clean. I gave it a coat of spray paint.
So began the bones of this new project.
I taped the edges and gave the border a quick coat of Annie Sloan "Provence".
Then, I just left it out and stared at it for about 2 weeks. I tried several things and settled on some beach glass, shells, starfish and glass stones - all attached with my trusty finger-burnin' hot glue gun.
I added a few hooks....in the wrong place, which led to adding a few more shells. Finally, I was pretty happy with it and mounted it to my walk-in closet door.
I did salvage the rest of that cabinet, but that's a different post coming soon to a computer screen near you.
In the mean time, I'm enjoying my new robe hook/sign.
Kind of goes with my beachy wreath don't ya think?
I have had a lot of fun making decor for my master bedroom...maybe too much fun. As soon as I get the mate to my nightstand and paint it, I'll show you the rest. In the mean time...I'm packing up my craft room and moving everything out of it because I'm getting all of my flooring replaced, except the kitchen. That's right...all of that beautiful coastal cypress that was installed less than 5 months ago has to be replaced. Installation failure. Glad we had professionals do it because I would not want to have to fight that fight with the company myself. So....replacement won't cost me anything, but can I just tell you what a pain in the butt packing everything up and moving it out is? It seems like I just did that! (Oh yeah....it's because I did.) I know...first world problem, but still. I can tell you that some swears were said over that issue as well. (My swear jar overfloweth.) Hope it ends as well as my cabinet door disaster.
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