Posts tagged ‘Liquor Cabinet’

September 21, 2010

Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

by Cait

Just a quick post to say that despite UPS mixing up my billing and shipping addresses again, the print that I mentioned in this post arrived!  Thanks for keeping it safe, Mom! It was nice to see your face, too!  And while it looked great in your guest room I think it also looks pretty good next to our liquor cabinet (which is pretending to be purple in this picture).

Maybe one day I’ll fix my billing address with the credit union and just make plans to see my parents for dinner (and at home football games) like most people…

September 19, 2010

Liquored Up

by Cait

Ok, so contrary to what the title would lead you to believe we didn’t spend the day getting sloshed, we spend the day watching football and painting the liquor cabinet.  We last left off with the liquor cabinet with a DIY Fail at papering part of the inside, after picking a paint color for the inside.

So this time we started by putting down contractor paper, taking off the old “door knocker” hardware and spackling the screw holes with a tube of nail hole patch.

One football game later this is what we have.  We still have to paper the inside, do a little touch up, and get new knobs for it.  I want to get these knobs.

From World Market.

Is anyone else mildly obsessed with yellow and grey right now?

September 11, 2010

DIY Fail!

by Cait

What’s that?  That would be my DIY FAIL of a liquor cabinet.  See, I got a little cocky after Design*Sponge’s post Thursday, so I came home from work today (which marks six days in a row) and decided it was time to paint the inside of the liquor cabinet and paper the bottom of it.  Who cares that Barb used wallpaper?  She said wallpaper or paper, dammit!  So I stuck my head in the dark hole that is the liquor cabinet, laid down some Modge Podge, and attempted to paper the bottom surface. Three times.  The first time it ripped, but the Modge Podge was wet enough that it came right up.  Second time I was ballsy and just eyeballed the paper (WHY?!) so of course it wasn’t wide enough, but again it peeled right up.  Third time?  Well, the third time was going well, and it looked awesome, but of course I managed to mess it up with some spectacular dumbassery.  We smoothed most of the bubbles out, and started to apply the coat of Modge Podge to the top and I accidentally used waaaaaaay too much, so I was using a putty knife to remove the excess and it ripped.  D’oh!  There had been a couple of other tiiiny rips, and I just smoothed them out and they weren’t noticeable, but this time a chunk of paper came off and balled up into a tiny, unusable mess.  Awesome.  I started pulling the paper back off the surface, but of course by that point it was starting to dry, so we spent some time scraping paper off with the putty knife and now we are waiting for it to dry so we can sand it off and try again.  Oh yes, I am a glutton for punishment, and that tiny sliver of what it will look like was fabulous, so of course I must try again.

Hopefully we’ll be back soon with a picture of a successful attempt.