thankfully when i started this project, chris was in sacramento on a business trip.
things usually go better when he doesnt know what is happening until it is done and over with.
this all started when i realized that i wanted to do in an empty corner wasnt really something i could pull off (money or skills-wise). so i had to come up with a plan b.
and luck for chris me, plan b costs a lot less.
it all started with a trip to d.i., back in the scarey corner where all the men hang out looking at shelves, broken machinery and big heavy things.
that is where i found this beauty!
it was already painted white and only $10!
(saving chris so much money already!)
i started to hand sand the one door, but ran out of time (i dont like crafting after 5pm) and sandpaper.
so after running the kids to school, i made it to walmart as fast as i could (half day kindergarten doesnt give me much 'alone time').
after some more sanding, i realized what most of you already have figured out...
i should be useing a electric sander.
things went MUCH faster then!
i sanded the doors in the just the right places and i was done in no time.
i didnt clean the door before i sanded (see-i do think once in awhile), so i wiped them down and put them outside to dry.
(by then i had a phone call from school about an injury on the playground, so for once, it was really good timing!)
when i got home, got everything cleaned up (because sanding on the kitchen table just makes a huge mess all over the house! but i hadnt dusted in months since monday, so i had to dust everything), they were dry.
i placed them in my empty corner and i think i like it. i need a taller stool/something there with it.
aaahh-that just means another project for chris's next trip out of town (which is on my birthday! no-im not happy about that at all.)
so tell me what you think. do you need a closer up photo of my distressing or are you just going to believe me when i say it looks really good?