My neighbor gave me this. It was given to her about 15 years ago and wasn't new then. She said that originally it had a china cabinet thing attached on top. The hardware is screaming....... "Take me off and throw away IMMEDIATELY!!" The color is saying......."Please paint me SOON!"
I sanded...and sanded...and SANDED.
My husband sanded and sanded and sanded.
YES.....Maybe soon...it will be ready.
So.....7 dollars invested in a large can of stain and we have this..........
The doors didn't stain well. We ditched them and decided to add a shelf across the middle. My hubby wanted to add some trim to the shelf so that it looks purposeful. The stain is called "Ebony" and is a minwax product. I stained the inside...after I took this picture. But this picture really shows the difference in color from the original to the "Ebony" stain we added. After that, we added what seems like a hundred layers of stain.
And now I give you the finished project... I absolutely LOVE it!
An extra big "thank you" goes out to my friends, D & L. They are the ones who gave it to us!