So, the house is kind of a disaster. And, we had what might be referred to in the future as the greatest paint spill incident of the Fleming family. But, the powder room is painted! The cabinet is done! Year long goals accomplished! Wooohoo! Pass me a cookie as I sit on the couch & recover from all of it.
Starting with the powder room. A simple project really. Paint the room grayish blue, replace the towel rack & paper holder. Enter a slightly overfilled can of paint, a tip a bit to far to the right & paint e.v.e.r.y.w.h.e.r.e. Spilling onto the toilet, dripping down the sides. All over the floors, into the hall & kitchen as I attempted to get the paint can in question to a large sink. We recovered, moved on and the powder room is now painted. There aren't any "before" pictures -- just imagine a white room with builder grade fixtures & you've got the right image in your head. We are going to replace the light & faucet too, but as Goofy said in one of Hope's picture books, "Slow & steady, steady & slow, that's the way we always go."
Now, the cabinet! You may remember that Glenn was building me a display cabinet for the kitchen. I was inspired by one of my most stylish friends and companions in vintage shopping (who moved to New York, sniff sniff) who had a large free standing glass fronted cabinet in her kitchen that displayed her collection of antique/vintage baking and sweet making equipment. Everytime I went to her house, I was drawn to it & poured over it's contents.
When I decided that I wanted a cabinet of my own, I found this picture on a blog and decided that I was going to do what the homeowners did: buy an old glass fronted kitchen cabinet, add trim & there was my display case.
I even found a perfect cabinet on craigslist & was about to pick it up when Glenn said "I can make that & it will be even better". It became apparent that it wasn't just about providing a better cabinet for me -- he really wanted to BUILD SOMETHING. So, I handed the project off to him & the cabinet became his baby, with my only request being that it be done by Christmas of this year. One month prior to the deadline, we are done! Here is it, complete and filled with vintage food and cooking items, many of them handed down through my family.
Hope wanted to pose with it.