For the past few months my husband has been working on a big project for me and today it is finally done! Our 25th Wedding Anniversary is on Tuesday and this is the perfect gift, thank you dear! I have named it the Folkart Cabinet. The line you see behind the heart is actually a lamp chain that hangs down against the wall in the corner.
Here's how it began:
Here is my husband:
I designed the cabinet from elements taken from basically three other cabinets I've seen. Here it is before the doors had hinges:
Nice roomy drawer:I saw an olde cabinet with a heart in the middle of the backsplash in a popular book and it was the inspiration for the backsplash on my cabinet.The shape at the bottom was inspired by yet a different cabinet I saw in a picture.It was painted with two coats of flat black then heavily sanded then hand rubbed with Tudor Brown Briwax. I found the Briwax really difficult to work with so I'm sure I wasn't doing something right and I'm sure I put on too much. This picture was taken with the camera flash on:
This picture was taken with the camer flash off:Here is a close-up of the finish:
The roomy drawer houses all of my candle supplies along with tarts and tealights.Lots of storage with room to spare:It sets in the corner of the family room where my chippy white sideboard sat. The hanging window is still suspended above. I've always had a "thing" about empty corners and I've had that window there for many years.
The chain that hangs down the back in the corner is from this chandelier that hangs above the area. Someday I hope to have a primitive tin light fixture here:I've moved some Autumn decor from the sideboard onto the Folkart Cabinet:
But this week I'll be putting that all away then cleaning everything to make it gleam in preparation for the Christmas decorating I'll be doing the day after Thanksgiving. I've been tempted to start now but I'm such a creature of habit so that's the plan.
I'm gonna go and watch the NASCAR race now, there's only one left this season after today. I sure do miss the races during their off season.
Have a great rest of your Sunday and a wonderful week!