Busy, busy

You might remember a few months ago I built a bookcase from a kit and slipcovered it in wood to make a cabinet out of it.  Using a large picture as the door.  Well there were 2 pictures, but at the time I felt like we didn’t have the money to buy the wood to make another cabinet.  Finally, I felt comfortable spending the money.  So for most of the month of June I have been finishing the second cabinet.



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The work in progress.


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Occasionally, I had to subcontract out for some skilled labor to help.  Ha!


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This is the first one that I did.  Note the Pennsylvania Dutch Hex sign on the sides.  I had just painted those on and they were better than what I did at first.  But I still was not completely happy with it.



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My friend Roberta sent me this card and I really liked the pattern on it.  Do I decided to adapt it for the sides of the second piece.



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Up close it looks more like skates (you know the fish types) attacking a star fish.  Note the missing trim around the top edge.  The fabric shop is out.  We are hoping for more.


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So here is the first one.



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And across the room from it is the second one, waiting for its trim.  Can’t believe it took me this long to do that.


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