18 March 2009

Momma's Project Friday

Happy Project Friday everyone!!!
I finally got my project that was supposed to Be posted last week done.
I’ve had this caBinet for 6 or 7 years (another trash shopping find) and have used it in my kitchen until the last couple of years, But could not throw it out. My excuse was that I might need to use it someday.
Well, today was that day.
I have now recycled aBout 90% of this caBinet.
This is also the caBinet I took the doors from to make my canvas for my mud room.
Over the last few years I have gradually Been Building my Bedroom set.
I designed my nightstands and have drawn them out more than a few times
to get them just right.
So a couple of weeks ago I was in the garage and was looking at this caBinet and it came to me. I graBBed my pencil and paper and sketched out my idea. Then I headed out to Home Depot.


What you will need:
A cutter, measurer, and Builder.
Oh yeah, and some wood, and tools n' stuff. :)



I used the top, Bottom and drawer from the caBinet, a piece of pressed wood, and a piece of thin, pretty, plywood. The legs I cut out of a few pieces of wood I had laying in the garage.
This is the first one. We cut out sides, Bottom, and Back, then put it all together.
Measured, cut out openings in front for drawer and shelf.
For this one we used the Bottom of the caBinet as the top.
Attached top and painted a coat of primer.
(should use the same color as your final coat, the white did not work for me)
I had to go Back and put a coat of Black paint on, then used flat Black spray paint for the finishing coat.
(I have to give credit to Aunt Pam for the idea to use spray paint on furniture.)
Spray paint is cheaper, goes on smooth, and leaves a clean finish.
We routed the edges of a piece of wood for the drawer front, and attached to drawer.

Five days later, the finished product. I put this one on his side of the Bed since he spent his entire weekend doing all the hard stuff so I would finally have my nightstands. I'm pretty sure it was just so I would leave him alone aBout Building them. :)

The headBoard we Built a few months ago.

The second one we used the top of the caBinet and it only took us aBout 6hrs to Build. 24hrs later and it was in our room.

The only thing I need now is my dresser, already have the design in my head, But since Chad has worked so hard on these and gave up his weekends I think I’ll give him a couple of weeks to recover.









9 comments:

Mermaids of the Lake said...

That is now a beautiufl piece of furniture. Great job and very ambitious!

Sugarplum Cottage said...

Wonderful job you did on these nightstands. I don't know whether Aunt Pam and I could of done it any better. Tell Chad he also done a great job on these. Hugs, Momma

I just know this is gonna be the most creative project.

Our Back Porch said...

I love them! Very creative!! Hubby did a great job too.
Thanks for sharing!

Back Porch Blessings,
Rebecca

Becky said...

You go girl... you are the woman of Proverbs 31 for sure. You should win an award. Glad I stopped by.

Pamela... Beehind Thyme said...

Goodness... you sure have worked Chad hard... he definitely need a rest!

Love your idea and putting it on paper first... I need to start doing that, LOL... no wonder I am half confused when I go to build.

Hoping you a Wonderful, Productive Weekend, Aunt Pam...

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

What a creative idea! Love your night stands.

Hugs :)

Irma

Katherinellen said...

April,
Love ..Love your nightstand. You and Chad did a great job...Working together makes perfect...It's beautiful! Thanks for praying for my daughter. Saw you mom yesterday at church..she is so special to me...Can't wait to see your next projects...Tell Chad to rest up...Have a wonderful week April....:) Kathy

Lady Katherine said...

What a great furniture designer you are! He did a great job! They are so pretty! Can't wait to see the dresser!

jessi said...

you carried that cabinet around for 6 years!! omg you are wayyy too much like mom.
love ya sis