Monday, September 23, 2013

Pruning Cabinets...

Our Pastor did an amazing job teaching us about pruning on Sunday, so I figured I would keep the theme going. After all, we did in fact prune our cabinets after church... and all day... here's the details.

At the beginning of summer our neighbors set three beautiful cabinets on their lawn. I drove by, circled and came back by, left for a little while, came back home, drove by twice again and finally called Tyler who had also seen the cabinets that morning. He said to go for it, so I rang their bell asking if they were getting rid of them. THEY WERE! And they WERE FREE! The lady had a friend move in with her and he brought with him several pieces of furniture that weren't needed and he just wanted to know that the cabinets would go to a good home (check) and would be used (check). The man and the lady even helped my sister, Amy, and I get the cabinets to my house and in my garage! SO HEAVY!

So they set all summer just waiting to be worked on. Yesterday, we "painted" the cabinets with a polyurethane remover and scraped all of the goo off of the first cabinet. IT TOOK FOREVER! It is a very "easy" process but very time consuming! SO WORTH IT! This week I will tackle the other cabinet. My wonderful in-laws helped us... one cabinet down. We brought it into the home to take a photo, and returned it to the garage. Once I finish the other cabinet we will clean both of them and return them to the living room to be accessorized :}

Below: left side has been worked on (but not cleaned) right side is original...

**Note: The mantel is still missing... that project is coming up next! Also, my father-n-law and husband "Puddy and Sanded" all the nail holes, etc. left from the previous owners... so we have "Dalmatian walls" for a little while too. Luckily, PHO (previous home owner) left the paint codes so I can go get some touch up paint and restore the clean, smooth paint look!

"I am the TRUE vine and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful." John 15: 1&2