I talked myself out of either of them, because I need more furniture like I need a hole in the head. But the thought of those lovely blue cabinets never left me. Fast forward to about a one month ago. I decided it was time to transform a small cabinet I already had into a version of the TARDIS. (This whole refinishing furniture really caught me hard, didn't it?)
I spent about $28.50 on this refinish.
|Primed, on Christmas Eve. I already had the primer. Because I hoard spray paint like that.|
|About 1 1/2 cans of this (from my local hardware store), for a cabinet about 2 1/2 feet tall, both inside and out. I wanted very even coverage.|
|I liked how the front door of the cabinet had that faux trim and recessed area on it, so I tried to recreate a version of it on the sides. these are $1 wood frames from AC Moore, with thin wood trim, from Michael's, mitered and added to the sides.|
|I also tried my hand at some distressing/weathering painting all around the TARDIS. I bought some craft paint in lighter and darker shades of blue. My TARDIS is well-traveled. It's been through a lot.|
I was going to take this outside on Sunday to start spraying on the polyurethane, but Mother Nature decided to make it snow and rain here instead. Right now, it's about 28 degrees outside (with the windchill, it's about 20 degrees).
I really wanted to get this finished, because I busted my hump on it on Saturday night to finish the detail work. So, since this is going upstairs in my finished crafting room, I hauled it upstairs to the unfinished attic room we have here. It has electricity for light, but no heat, exposed rafters and unfinished wood plank floors. That is my new spray painting room! As long as I keep the paint away from the stuff I'm actually storing up there, who cares what the floor looks like! :) I'll do another coat on it tomorrow morning, and maybe a third one in the evening, and I'll call it done so it can dry.