This is taking a wee bit longer then I had thought.
It’s because those shelves don’t come out so there it lots of cutting in.
But I am hanging in there even with a couple of glitches.
First, I had to wait for #3 son to come home to help me move the top off of the bottom.
After all the dust and dog hair was cleaned I got started.
When we got it down I remembered that we had beefed up the molding many years ago.
It had such whimpy molding for such a large piece.
So I thought I’d show you how we did it.
Here is where the original molding ended. It just was too thin for my liking.
Here is a shot of it from the back.
We just added a piece of square molding on top of the old molding.
That gave us something to add the small piece of crown to.
Here is another view. I have no idea why we used screws.
I can barely remember what I did 2 days ago.
It seems we use both screws and nails. We bought it unfinished about 12 years ago and I stained it.
So, I’m sure you’re wondering how the chalk paint is going,
I’m having a love/frustrated relationship with it.
I’ll give you a little peak.
The back is all the same color. Trust me. It all looks like the the left side.
This is it with one coat of Pure White. I was prepared for applying 2 coats. But really, I need 3.
That is where the frustration kicks in. I am getting near the end of my can. It’s late Saturday afternoon. Robyn Story Design, which is where I ordered it, is closed.
They don’t open again until Tuesday. I wanted to get it ordered fast so it could get here fast.
Frustration turns to panic. I start looking for another stockist that might still be open. (stupid time zones) Then I see one in Tallahassee. But wait, what is this? One even closer? Like 30 minutes away? My heart jumped. Then, when someone actually answered the phone I think I might have heard the angels singing.
It was Elaine. My angel of mercy. Or my angel of Annie Sloan paint.
Elaine explained to me that her shop, The Sonshine Studio, isn’t opening until Nov 1. But that she had the paint and she would sell it to me! How sweet is that? I hurried my little butt over there and got my hands on another can of Pure White. Thanks so much Elaine!
When Elaine gets her website up I will pass that along.
I’m just excited that I now have someone local. So keep checking the stockist list.
They seem to be adding more and more all the time. No more shipping fees.
(Here’s a little treat for you. You must hear KD Land sing this song. I know, I’m a bit all over the map today. Sorry about that. I would blame it on the paint fumes but there really aren’t any with this paint!)
I’ll be back with more pictures soon.
I am loving how it’s turning out!