Cleaning out

The garage.

The garages.

5 of them and they are full.

Full enough that 2 cars still park outside.

I’m not proud.

I’ve been trying hard to make a dent in the hoard.

The hoard looks like a pile of junk to most, but to me…….a pile of potential.

This week, I began with two cabinets that look like this. They came from a curb alert at my neighbors house.

After looking at the manufacturing label, I search and discovered the cabinets were built for sheet music storage. I have been looking at these cabinets for up to a year trying to decide what to do with them. I didn’t need two cabinets with oddly shaped drawers

However I am lucky enough to have a piano/parlor room where a cute cabinet would be perfect.

I really has no use for two cabinets so I started by cutting off the bottom of one cabinet and stacking it on top of the other

Those knobs….had to go

I sent some inspiration photos to my tribe.

White or a color?

I have been accused of painting everything white. Yep. It’s my go-to.

However the overall consensus was color.


I wanted to get a coat of paint on before I stopped for the evening.

I checked out the paint supply and picked a color.

I primed.

It’s 100 degrease so the primer was dry before I hardly started. Then this happened

I got stuck in the garage. It was Armageddon. I couldn’t even make a run for it to the house.

So paint happened

I chose a light green.

It would be new and pretty.

I would not distress this piece.

And then this happened

I can’t do it.

I just can’t leave it shiny and new.

The scraper found its way into my hand and by the time the storm subsided, it was scraped and distressed with dark wax finding its way into the little bits of sanded edges.

I like vintage, old and chippy furniture. It might not be everyone’s thing but it’s mine and I’m just trying to be me.

Handles were ordered. Amazon prime next day delivery for the win.

Install and cut out little papers that will someday tell me exactly what is in each and every drawer.

For now, she stands pretty in the parlor.

Happy Friday friends,


About Charmadawn

Jesus lover 💜 Wife of Steve for 36 years 💜 Mom to 2 grown kiddos 💜 BB to grandsons Jack, Luke and Patrick Joseph 💜5 years ago we purchased, Rescued and Restored a 118 year old farmhouse and we live together as a multigenerational household. Come follow our crazy. Isaiah 54:7
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