Part of the reason we decided to buy the ranch house and acreage is because the house was fully furnished. Some of the furnishings we will use, some we won’t.
This little storage cabinet is a prime example.
It looked pretty neat as is… rustic… old… rustic….
Maybe a little too rustic. All my guys seemed to love the blue. So it had to stay. But it needed a little something. The top was completely unfinished and looked pretty cool. But I knew it would not survive another 50 years living in the same house as my boys. I’m not even sure I will. So I decided it definitely needed some polyurethane.
But the guys thought I should paint the top.
So I stained it. Then I polyurethaned it. Because I saw it in a magazine. And it’s easier to paint over stain than it is to stain over paint if I change my mind. I also added some new hardware. And a fresh coat of the original blue color.
Here is the finished product.
Not a real big change… and maybe it still needs a little somethin’… maybe I should sand the edges a bit…. maybe the top should be blue…. maybe I should sand off all the blue and stain it all….
I think I’ll look at it a while longer before I decide.