Sunday, July 31, 2011

Repurposing a cabinet

This started out as a dingy, old, grey cabinet from my grandfathers garage. It housed screws and bolts, and other misc man bits.

After my grandfather passed on, my husband took this and brought it home. It mostly got shuffled around, and not really used. I am in desperate need of organizational help with my artist job (the small bits will kill ya), so this is perfect.

Husband cleaned out the dust and cobwebs, painted it blue to match our living room. After it dried, I added gold diamonds on it (oh, no! geometry is not my friend!), and then free-handed the bird and scroll-work.

A few hours later, a work of art. For free. Gotta love that. And, importantly, I have a cabinet from my grandfather.