I feel like I could be writing an essay on "How I Spent My Summer Vacation", as I keep talking about DIY projects that afflicted me this summer!
This little cabinet was another piece of furniture that came with our camp. When I decided to repaint the shelving unit white, I thought this guy needed a little bit of color. He had already been painted once in his life, the gray-green beige you see in the "before" picture above. This picture was taken around the time we bought our camp; since then the cabinet had become our bar.
Originally, I wanted to use a shade of blue slightly darker than the walls. Unfortunately, I couldn't find a color that worked. Instead, I went with a pale yellow. The beige paint had not been well applied and was peeling, so I wound up doing some stripping and sanding before the new paint could be applied.
I also sanded down the top and re-stained it, then added a topcoat of polyurethane mixed with tung oil. The dots you see in the picture are just reflexions. Like my shabby-chic silver (plate) tray? Five bucks at the local antique mall!
Here's the final happy shot, with all the bar-keeping accoutrements returned to their usual places. I'm really pleased with how this turned out, but I think McKenzie is pretty bored by it all!