Sunday, May 23, 2010

Annie Get Your Gun!: Gun Cabinet Makeover

I finally finished the gun cabinet! It was not that it was a hard task I just kept piling projects on top of projects and this one ended up at the bottom some how. I loved how it turned out and sincerely thank the old Grandpa or teen wood-shop student for making it for me. Remember how I bought this for only $35.00 at DI awhile back? You have to love having a vision for old things.







How I Did It
First I stripped the whole piece of all the lacquer and stain it already had on it by using my Favorite stripping gel by Citristrip which you can use indoors. 

Then I proceeded with my Paint Like A Pro Furniture Painting and antiquing techniques(button to instructions can also be found on left side-bar). I used the same color paint, stain, General Finishes glaze, and General Finishes Top Coat that I used for my dining room table since I wanted them to match and look somewhat like a set. Cut a couple boards to be used as shelves, slapped on some bottom trim, backed it with bead-board and it was looking pretty good. 


Last but not least I found a cute little old-fashion latch at Lowe's to finish off my gun cabinet transformation. I am afraid it will always be referred to as the "gun cabinet", but that is exactly what I love about my house and the things in it.

I decorated the top of the gun cabinet with: An old working fan that I had bought years ago when we first moved into our condo and the air conditioner didn't work very well, My Grandmother's butter-churn from when she was a girl and churning butter used to be her chore, my Mother's first typewriter from when she was young (how did she know that that was the perfect blue for my house so many years ago), and little wooden bird houses that Jayna and I painted on a rainy day. I love it! A little bit of everything from everyone. 

I just need to find wicker baskets to fit in the bottom and I am all done.
Hope you like it!

11 comments:

  1. What a fabulous transformation! Your treasures look amazing nestled in there! Great job! Hope you have a great week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  2. That looks great! And it is way more useful!!;) Love the bead board.

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  3. That looks SO much better! Great job, and I love the fan!

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  4. Nice project. I would love it if you would link this up in Modern Craftswoman Monday. Very well done. Rory

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  5. That looks great! I would never have thought of that, great job!

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  6. This looks awesome. I love the color and the latch just makes it come together, too! Great job!

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  7. Thanks for linking and helping to make this the most successful Modern Craftswoman Monday so far! Rory

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  8. That's a great cabinet. Love the Re-do on it. Great color on the inside too!
    Lisa

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  9. You have done an amazing job! I am so impressed with everything-the colour, the details, the accessories, everything!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  10. Your cabinet looks great! I like how you accented it, you did an amazing job.

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  11. Wow! That looks so pretty...and I love the typewriter!

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