A couple of weeks ago I stopped at a barn sale. Not so much to shop, but to peek inside old barns. I love barns! Not so much the metal pole barn-type that I have… but, a REAL barn.
I found an inexpensive – not very old – cupboard. I thought it might be used for ‘a prop’ for displaying my items during a few shows/fiber events I participate in through the year (and later for storage in my farm shop).
…and the price was right. Only $5.
I wish I had taken a ‘before’ picture. ~~~There was a resident mouse living in the bottom shelf! ~~~ I cleaned & scrubbed it, removing all the hardware. Then I sanded the entire piece. I put on one coat of off-white satin latex paint. After it was dry, I sanded it again to distress the cupboard just a bit. The top center drawer is missing, but that’s ok.
I stained the top a dark walnut and applied a coat of tinted wax. Good enough to haul around to shows, ya think?