Things have been a little stressful around here, so last weekend we decided it was time for some art therapy.

We found this old Ethan Allen piece at a rummage sale for $29. According to the markings, it’s from about 1955. We have no idea what the cabinet’s original use was, but we like the random hatch on the top and the classy louvered doors.

Dry sink? Dry bar? It doesn’t matter. This is art, remember? You have to let the questions go and let the paint flow.

Sarah picked sky blue. It’s a great color that makes you feel relaxed just looking at it. Our very patient friends Jack and Mandy loaned us their garage and pitched in on the sanding on a hot Texas June day. The pine wood underneath the stain was in pretty rough shape, but we didn’t want the finish to be too perfect.

With the wood prepped, all that was left to do was to mix a batch of paint wash and sponge it on.

The upside to the wicked heat? It didn’t take long for the paint to dry!

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Posted by:Wildman

Husband. Dad. Pastor. I like to capture moments, pull their threads, and see what unravels. Lead well, read well, think well. And grace. Lots of grace.

4 replies on “The Cheap Cabinet Blues

  1. I love how it turned out!! I can’t wait to see it in your apartment! And I can point at that one teeny tiny piece and say “hey, I sanded that teeny tiny piece!”

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