Saturday, October 6, 2012

HAPPY DAY!!!! or....My Cabinet Is Done!!! :-D

**********This post was meant for yesterday (Friday), but I guess I clicked "save" instead of  "publish"....! :-P  So here it is, but keep in mind that it's Friday to me here!!  I'm SUCH an airhead sometimes!!**********

Oh, I LOVE it!!! :-D
This is when it was outside, so I could do the last sanding/staining touch-ups!
Here it is in my kitchen....
Let's see how it compares to the original I was designing it from....
It's CLOSE....mine is a little taller and narrower because I have an extra shelf in there....I think I can be happy with it....!!! :-D  LOL
Here are the little damaged wood parts that I made sure Brian saved for using (I'm crazy, I know!).....
This is an awesome worm-hole, or something -- I had to have this right on top, so it could be seen!

Here are two knots -- VERY special!! :-D

Look at this broken piece!  Every old cabinet has a broken-off bottom edge!!!  Perfect!!
Don't you love that stain color, too?  I sure do, and it's so easy and cheap - just my favorite sample, Sweet Molasses, plus water!  Then one coat of urethane (to bring out the color) and that's it!

I LOVE IT!!!  I really am very happy with it, and that's a great feeling!!  (I'm sure we can all remember how many posts I've written about not being happy with one of my projects.... :-P)
Now I just wish it was sitting on a new ceramic tile floor.....!!!  :-D  ONE thing at a time, Lisa!! Hahaha!

And now let me show you my birthday cake.....
Sweet coconutty yumminess!!! :-D  Let me tell you what it is....a plain white cake from a box mix, and 7-minute frosting with a bag of coconut stirred into it -- it was a huge hit here! :-D  If you've never made 7-minute frosting, it's very easy except for the mixing on medium high speed for 7 minutes.... LOL
You mix 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar with 1/8 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of cream of tartar, add 1/3 cup of water and 3 egg whites, and mix mix mix!  After the mixing is done, stir in 1 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla and the coconut.....VOILA!!  Oh, I forgot the part where you have to mix everything for the 7 minutes in a double boiler, with the boiling water NOT touching the mixing bowl -- that's kind of an important part, I guess....OOPS!  My daughter helped me with it, so it wasn't too hard - we took turns! :-)

So I'm having alot of fun things happen this weekend!  The next very happy thing is that tonight is only Friday night, I still have two more days with Brian home!!  I love the extra day off! :-D
I forgot to get puffy paint when we were out today, so I must remember it tomorrow when we run to the store -- I need it for my cookie ornaments!  I saw a picture of someone else's cookie ornaments on Pinterest, and they put glitter on them.....
Those look like mica flakes, don't they?  I have those, and I might try this on a few of my ornaments, too!

I hope everyone else is having a great weekend like I am!!! ^-^


  1. Congratulations on getting your cabinet. My sister makes coconut cake with the 7 minute frosting every special occasion. It's a delight. I hope you post a picture of your finished gingerbread ornaments. I've never made them but am tempted to try. Have a great weekend being together.

  2. VERY Nice!!! You and DH did a Wonderful job...both of you, so talented. Nothing like additional storage, and it will work great.

    Oh,the cake...Yummy. One of my favorites. I could eat a bowl full of the icing. ;)

    Those cookie ornaments sure are nice. Love the uniformaty of them...I've said I was going to try to make these for years (not these exact ones, but any) and never have. Look forward to see how yours turn out.

    Great Post...:-)