A couple of months ago when I returned Mrs R's
I came home with another project for her.
She had been given this well used China Cabinet,
who was in desparate need of a makeover!
This guy had potential.
But was living in a era of bad scroll-y hardware and medium oak finish.
Mrs. R requested the China Cabinet go Creamy
to match her newly painted buffet.
And she wanted the glass removed and chicken wire installed.
(But I didn't have a CLUE about chicken wire!)
So I started with removing the glass from the doors.
'Cause I know demo!
First, I removed the door from the cabinet.
Then I started prying the inside trim piece off with a screw driver.
Then I grabbed the most handy of staple removing tools
(no idea what its called!)
And after I pulled all the staples I removed the glass.
Side note: I still don't know what to DO with the glass...
Anyone have any ideas for 2 curved glass panels?!?!
Once the doors were glass free, I started priming & painting.
Ahhhhh... this Oak-y China Cabinet looked a TON better!
Now look closely,
The foot areas on the cabinet had strange, recessed circles.
They didn't match the other lines on the cabinet.
They didn't improve the look of the cabinet.
They were just not good, or necessary.
So I erased them. With wood fill.
Once painted all the details looked a TON better!
Unfortunately, I erased the distressing/glazing pictures.
(Head Palm Moment!!!)
So on to the "How to Install Chicken Wire"pictures.
Wander around your local Farm & Home store until you find a roll of this:
Silly me Chicken Wire has an official name.
Unroll it carefuly.
I repeat, carefully!!
This stuff is SHARP.
A smart person would wear gloves.
I'm not smart.
Trim the razor sharp wire down to roughly the right size.
This tool is really all that worked for trimming.
Utility scissors did not.
Once trimmed, cram that wire into the slot where the glass once lived.
You will have to trim and cram.
Trim and cram.
And slice your fingers a few times to get it all done.
And you will have to of course do both doors.
Eventually you will succeed.
(I also used the staple gun to tack in the wire.)
YEA she's ready for hardware!
This is an important OOOPS picture.
It will forever remind me why
you should NOT drill holes
on doors until you reinstall the door.
SOMETIMES they hang funny.
And so even though you found the MIDDLE on BOTH doors
The middle is really not THE middle for BOTH doors.
Once this China Cabinet was
Distressed, Glazed, Wired...
She was pretty much unrecognizeable, which was a good thing!
Inside & Out this Creamy Distressed China Cabinet had a fresh new look!
O and did I mention I painted the back??
Yea, its a problem I have.
If I think furniture has the potential to be used somewhere, someday
where the back might be visible.
I paint it too...
For the curious, nope this is not DIY chalk paint.
This is good old latex & elbow grease.
Each little bit of distress was sanded off by me.
Its how I get my arm work out!
I love the feet without the circles!
I love the dentil molding now.
But I never love to paint it! :)
I wonder if this China Cabinet's previous owners
would even recognize her at Mr & Mrs's R's house now?!?
Linking up here!