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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Kitchen Cupboard Beautification Project Finished

While we had both our men home over the Christmas season, I was excited that they were able to help us finish our woodburned kitchen cupboard.

We had an old microwave shelf on the wall which wasn't being used well, so out it went and in it's place went this beauty.

I had bought the cupboard as a bare oak cupboard and wrote a paraphrase of some verses from Ecclesiates on the doors. Then Princess drew cherries and grape clusters and squiglies on the door frames with pencil. Sweetie then used her woodburner to burn those drawings into the wood. She also put some flowers down the center which are somewhat like Forget-Me-Nots.

I stained it to somewhat match our other cupboards and then varnished it all. Boy, it was hard to find regular old varnish! So much of it has polyurethane added to it.

So, now we keep our teas, teaballs and teapots in this lovely cupboard which our men put up for us.

1 comment:

  1. Oh wow! What a great idea and so pretty. I have old wooden cabinets and I go between painting and just leaving them so they will blend in with the rest of the house. (Old) :) But I like this idea!


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