Ok...so does blue...BUT...Red is the color I chose for my accent in my kitchen! and, after having to rip out the moulding to the stairway and desecrate my almost finished kitchen...the only real room in my house...I needed some consolation!
Remember in the last post that I told you I commandeered my upstairs for several projects? Well, my linen closet was on the top of my list of to do's...I was so tired of removing the door upstairs, fetching a light to shine in there...and ducking and hunching to get to the tote that held the clean sheets...dragging the tote out of the pitiful and dark cave and then having to put it all back...sooo...last fall, my Sweet School Teacher friend...who loves me...(the one that let's out the UUUUUGGHHHH! as big as her whole body? like when I try and scrounge old bath rugs...) came by and told me her brother was cleaning out her Mama's garage and basement and would I like to come over and see if there was anything I would like? UH...YES!
Her Mama has a very large basement...and there are 10 kids...and those kids were loading trailers...yes, whole trailers full of stuff...stuff I couldn't get to fast enough before they were driving away to the dump! However, during one of my frantic perusings of said trailers...I found this..
It's an old metal pharmacy cabinet...with doors...and the old metal caged glass...which I promptly broke..:(
This cabinet sat in my yard for a couple of months before my Honey had pity on me and carried it upstairs last week so I could paint it...I tried to get the old paint off...what did they paint these things with anyways? It didn't come off and I was so tired of scraping and brushing...phooey...I just primed over it finally!
Then the spray painting began...6 cans of dollar spray paint..."several thin coats are better than one thick one"...what EVER! This cabinet can't get enough spray paint on it! Painting indoors with a window open in 12 degree weather...with a mask on your face and plastic on everything? Um...I will never do it again...my ankles STILL have a red ring on them from the crocks and footies I was wearing while painting and my nostrils were glued shut for 3 days!
I finally gave up...I will have to put more on in the summer when I can do it outside! Well, my Muffin carried it down the stairs....and put it in it's new home...
And when my Honey came home? he said nothing...he never does that any more...he always comments! Well, that says something along the lines of "if you can't say something nice...." after grilling him for 10 minutes on how it looked and him dancing around the subject...I made him help me dress it up with all the things I have been collecting for it...he seemed to think that it was too much red and that all that red would look ridiculous...BUT...
It just started getting better and better!
I am really loving the 3D wall art...
Not too shabby for $10 bucks...and no more digging in the cave closet!