A few weeks ago my lovely other half spent a whole day doing our household admin. And we still had nowhere to put it. We hadn’t had much time to progress on the filing cabinet – we needed to speed up so we could start to use it!
So, after the clean up last time, it was a case of sanding down the cabinet using medium to rough sandpaper. The more you sand, the better the primer takes.
We took all the drawers out and took off all the handles. Some were filthy, so needed to be cleaned, again, and then something stronger was needed. So we popped to our friendly DIY store on Woodgrange Road for some silver polish. It’s funny how some things don’t need to evolve as they are already as good as can be:
Then it was time to start the primer. Two coats, on all surfaces (including the drawers and the insides. We are nothing but thorough).
The primer dried pretty quickly over a day or two, and so, it was time to get the colour started. We were excited to see if we had picked well.
So, the two coats are on. And phew, we love the colour! (Blue Ground)
But next, and finally, the drawers need to be done. But, oh, they are not going to be easy…We can’t do all the sides at the same time as they need one clean side to stand up on. So, maybe that will be a job for me for this weekend.
This project has taken the best part of a month so far, but it is nearly there. And its been fun. It’s nice to see something you are making come together.
Final post and hopefully the finished thing coming soon. I, myself, can’t wait to see it.