The Five of Us, Spring 2014

The Five of Us, Spring 2014

The Storage Armoire

Well, Aaron's been hard at work building my storage armoire. We created the design based on pictures I found online (and now can't find again!). We tweaked it (of course!) for our needs and so far so good!

Aaron put the hardware on so we could see it and also to get the holes in place before I start painting. There's a little "wrap" (sort of like flat crown molding) that goes around the top and bottom to give it a little more detail and I think that's it before I start painting.

I'm doing a distressed finish using General Finishes Milk Paint. The under layer will be brick red (2 coats) with lamp black as the top coat (sanded through to the red in places). My hope is that it will coordinate with the colors of the great room (where it will live and work), without being too matchy-matchy. I don't really want it to wind up looking like I made it to go in there. I want it to look like I found it to go in there!The final touch will be the glass that goes in the smaller door above the drawers. It's called Morisco and I have to go pick it up from the glass people tomorrow. Here's a sample:
I think it'll be gorgeous!

Maybe I'll have the finished product photos for you in a week. Maybe two. :)


Tarah said...

How awesome.
Ummm, Aaron, do you want to come build a few things here at my house? :)

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  • 9/24/08 Home study update home visit for Ghana adoption
  • 10/15/08 Dossier sent to AOHG
  • 10/15/08 I600A application sent to USCIS
  • 10/30/08 First heard about possible domestic private adoption
  • 11/18/08 Last spoke with contact about possible domestic adoption; expected to hear back about meeting with birthmother
  • 12/3/08 Withdrew application from AOHG
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  • 4/11/09 Sent Pre-Application to Covenant Care Adoptions for Domestic Infant Adoption program
  • 6/8/09 Social worker visit to update home study from International to Domestic
  • 7/24/09 Received completed home study update
  • 8/25/09 Went "on the list" for birthfamilies to choose from
  • 4/28/10 Found out a birth mom had chosen us
  • 5/8/10 Met the birth mom
  • 5/11/10 Got the call that birth mom changed her mind
  • 5/19/10 Birth mom's scheduled c-section
  • 11/30/10 Visit from DSS sw about foster parenting
  • 11/30/10 Got the call that another birth mom had chosen us
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