see how easy that was?...well it WASN'T. that right there took us forever. but we got it. and let me tell you the nail gun we got for Christmas was AWESOME. if you actually get the nails IN the wood, it makes this stuff so much easier.
see that perfect row of nails NOT in the right spot. yeah. anyway.
after we got that built, i worked on the "drawer" fronts.
i bought these 7 x 7 wooden plaques at hob lobs (on sale, of course). they came out to about .70 a piece. stained them and rubbed soap all around the edges. see chippy paint tut from last year. then painted my first coat.
its kind of a light gold...made up of these colors
there was a very scientific measurement process...a little of this and a little of that. i let that dry and rubbed a little more soap on over the the gold and added my red color.
same song...third verse for the sides of the cabinet.
we added the "drawer fronts" to the doors and added the top and stained the whole dern thing. oh yeah and we added trim to the fronts of the shelves. we used the cheapest plywood you can buy so the ends of the wood were not the prettiest, but with a little $3 trim...they are beautiful.
ooohhhh, it's kinds messy in there... oh well. there's the hubs with that nail gun...macho man. nice photography too. dontcha think?
there's little man with the nail gun...good times. another award winning photo. anyway...here's the finished product. i am sure i have missed 100 steps but i tried to cover the highlights. we really did follow the instructions on ana white.