Friday, March 23, 2012

Antique Cupboard - The Taming of the Beast

 Raise your hand if you have half a dozen or so unfinished projects going.  I'm raising both my hands here and would raise a third if I had one.  A third hand would really come in handy on a lot of projects don'tcha know!  I think Van Gogh wished for an extra one too.


I've been reviewing my blog the past couple of weeks, after participating in "What I Like About Your Blog." at Inspire Me Heather.

It was very helpful, and while both bloggers who critiqued my blog were very kind with their comments, they also pointed out a few things that could make it better.  I really appreciated their assessment and insight.  Sometimes you need another pair of eyes to see something you are missing.  Based on one of their comments, I changed my header to better reflect what my blog is about.  I also cleaned up my sidebar a bit.  

While reviewing my blog I realized something.  In a couple of instances, I've blogged about a project and then for one reason or another I never showed you the finished product (or I haven't finished it yet).

Anybody remember the Beast?  I blogged about it here and here almost two years ago.  I named it The Beast, because it was a beast to strip the paint off of.  It nearly did me in.


Part of the reason I haven't showed you is because I wasn't sure if it was finished.  I thought I might glaze it, or paint a design on it. 


 And so I just never showed you.   


But I like it the way it is, so it is finished...for now.   

And I didn't use it as I originally intended for a TV stand, because someone gave us another entertainment center.  

So now it holds our scrapbooks, and my gardening books.

Yes our memories are literally in...the belly of The Beast.

I've linked to some fabulous parties. Go check them out for tons of ideas!


  1. The beast looks lovely and the storage space is even better, right? Great job! Hope you have a beautiful weekend! Hugs

  2. Oh, Debbie...this cupboard is wonderful!!! I think it's gone from The Beast to Beauty, for sure!!
    Your blog has always looked great to me.

  3. I love your blog! Lots of hard work going on here.
    Thanks for the tip about a blog critique. I hope I'm brave enough to go for it.
    I'll be back to see your next posting as I'm your newest follower.
    Ladybug Creek

  4. This piece is beautiful! Well done! Isn't it amazing how something old and beat up can be transformed into such a beauty! Love it!

  5. I love it! Yeah I have a ton of projects that ate half done. And several that I just need to find the time to write the post. :) thanks for sharing at Manic Monday!

  6. I have always enjoyed your blog. I like your new header, very pretty. I am guilty of going on and on about something and never showing the final result. :D I love the Beast, it is beautiful! I hope you have a wonderful week.

  7. I love your header! Love your blog! The Beast is beautiful!

  8. Wow! It looks great, and I bet the storage is incredible. Isn't it ironic how with all the "new & improved" space saving ideas, the old things always seem best?

  9. Oh my!! This is beautiful beyond words... It would make a perfect cabinet for my craft room...

    Thank you for sharing it with me!!


  10. Wow! The beast turned out awesome!!!

    Great work!
    @ Creatively Living


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