January 6, 2012My New Year Resolutions
By Sablemable aka Jan
No, I’m not going on a weight loss diet (already doing that), dye my hair black or start tatting. Instead all of my resolutions center around my MCM house.
Now, last year I discussed with you, dear readers, about various projects, all of which never got done!
So, with the help of The Bob (husband), we set three goals to complete.
The numero uno project that desperately needs to be started and finished are my kitchen cabinets.
I need to refinish them and put on the new hardware. Here they are in their original state. I know the finish is authentic circa 1955, but I just adore a blonde wood finish. As you can see, we had removed some of the old knobs, which unfortunately, were losing their protective coating/finish.
Next on the list is the interiors of said cabinets. Bob had already sanded off the ugly paint from the shelves and stained them a dark brown. The cleats are ready to go, but wait! This terrible beige oil-based paint (I believe it’s also original) needs to go! The color makes the interiors look dreary. I would prefer having the paint removed and just have the natural wood shine through, however, neither me or Bob are up to the tedious task. I’ll probably paint the interiors ultra white, but readers, I’m open to your ideas.
Our last project is the mason work to cover the vertical window lite. My reason for this is to block out the cold freezing air that pours into the house via the coat closet. Brrrrr! I already have the estimates and the mason lined up to do the work; now I’m just waiting for spring. Of course, the porch light WILL be replaced with something ala MCM style!
What are your resolutions for 2012, readers?