Sunday, March 18, 2012

What I've Been Working On

I'm getting more comfortable working with wood. Whew. Had to make many trips to Home Depot for different kinds of tools but it's been worth it :)

A dresser (unfinished, but assembled)

 My crib! I think I am going to stain in a dark color. Somehow. (I have no knowledge of stain-age procedure, but I guess I'll learn!)


Probably my most involved project yet. Lots of components and different materials = lots of angst.

Phase 1: The shape takes form

 Phase 2: I covered it in shiny stainless steel looking contact paper and after MUCH trial and error, (and swearing) figured out how hinges work. 

 Phase 3: The door(s) go on. I had to have a water dispensing door!

Phase 4: I painted the inside white, covered up the brass hinges (I wish I could have found silver ones, but no luck at the local hardware store).

Phase 5: (Or was this 4?) Drawer shelves attached and some accessories added just for the photo op

 Phase 6: Aaaalmost done

Phase 7: All it needs is door handles.

 I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.


This is what it looks like closed. The top is unfinished because I haven't added a countertop yet to any of my kitchen stuff.

I'm not satisfied with the inside of the dishwasher. I made the metal parts out of paperclips but they're extremely fragile and too messy looking for my OCD perfectionista to love. 

They do pull out though.

I don't love it, but I can't bring myself to start all over at this point.

I made some cabinets too. 

My fingers hurt :( lol


  1. Wow, that's some major kitchen joinery going on there. Lovin' the metalic contact paper...very realistic. Are your cabinets contact paper too? I like the effect

    1. Yep! The cabinets are covered in contact paper too. I'm all about the contact paper. The metallic IS very realistic. Even more so than the photographs. Cheap too.


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