Ta~ DA!!! The white screen cabinet is done!

The Sunday afternoon nap . . . .

Around our house, the Sunday afternoon nap is the best part of the day. (perhaps even the best part of the week!) It’s just SO nice to not have to go anywhere or do anything and just curl up in bed and doze off in the middle of the day.

I was ready for my nap earlier than Michael today; so off I went. Michael actually prefers to nap on the sofa (which is actually a really good napping sofa!) I slept for about an hour, got up and shuffled my way to the living room expecting to see Michael asleep on the sofa. From the hallway I could see that he was not there. Shoot! Now I am gonna have to feel guilty for sleeping while he went back out to the workshop and continued to work!

But what did I find once I got to the living room???? The cats (Spike and Lewis) napping on either end of the sofa, and Michael curled up on the living room floor! Now what’s wrong with THIS picture?!?!

 Okay, back to work now . . .

We got the piece we built using those old white screens finished during last week, and delivered to the store on Saturday. I love the way it turned out! Of course a new piece of furniture in the store means some major display rearranging! Figured as long as I was rearranging, I may as well break out the springtime product. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh….. while I do love the dark primitive colors, it always feels so good to lighten things up a bit for spring.


For pieces like this, the size and color of the vintage screens really dictate the size and color of the finished item. We pretty much left the screens ‘as found’ and just cleaned them up a bit. The unit would be painted white to match the paint on the screen trim. I like to go with a different color for the backing of shelving units to give the piece more character and dimension. My initial thought was to go for a soft sage green for the backing, but we didn’t have any paint that color! So I used the light butter yellow we had.

Michael cut the shelf pieces and I painted them. I prefer to paint BEFORE the piece is put together. It’s so much easier to just lay out all the shelves and roll on the paint. No hassle of trying to get paint into cracks and corners. PLUS, if you are distressing your piece, it’s much easier to sand before it’s put together. Of course you have to do a little touch up painting after you assemble your piece, but you are still ahead of the game because you saved so much time on the painting.

For the legs on this piece I had Michael cut down some unfinished turned posts. (the other halves of the posts will be made into pillar candle holders! Nothing goes to waste around here!)

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