Hello my friends,
It seems to me that whenever you are looking for a specific number it is no where to be found. That certainly was the case with me.
I have had this cupboard for years and it has been stored in my basement ever since we moved into this home. Two of my friends and I ordered it from a wood shop in Orem ages, I mean ages ago. Both of my friends have gotten rid of theirs. I have always loved the cubbies and couldn’t part with it.
Although it was being stored, it was still useful. The little cubbies were great for storing all of my extra threads. Most of which were old ones handed down to me from my sweet mother.
I had them arranged alphabetically by color.
A few weeks ago I decided to bring her upstairs and give her a new look. I’m thinking I will use her in my craft room when the basement is finished.
I painted her with A.S. Old White chalk paint and then sanded her quite heavily, letting the stain show through. I then finished her off with a coat of clear wax.
I wanted her to look time worn. Notice how my pieces are always woman? lol!
A trip to Hobby Lobby for some new knobs. These black ones had a slight design on them. I thought they would work well to sand and give them an aged feel.
Try as I might. . .I could not find numbers 1 – 12 to put on the cubbies. I shopped and googled all without success. I even saw a cabinet in a store that had them on it.
I saw this packet of assorted numbers by Tim Holtz at Hobby Lobby. Finally, (being the impatient person that I am) I decided to succumb and give the cabinet the look of missing drawers, (missing drawers, that sounds racy!) You know, the idea that it was built with leftover drawers from something and some of the numbers were missing. There were only 9 numbers in the package. I didn’t want to repeat numbers so some drawers were randomly left numberless. You know, things do fall off and get lost when pieces get old. Am I stretching it here now?
I am happy to say that it does have one of my lucky numbers. . .number 17.
I kind of like the look and I’m so glad that I got her finished so that she could be stored for two more months. Hee-hee! For now I had an empty spot in my living room so she did get to stay upstairs. The framed hearts on top just happened to be hanging on the wall so I sat them on top.
How do you like my new (old) lady, and does she have your favorite number?
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