The other day I showed you the pineapple cutting board that I found at Goodwill. Well I finally got it finished, along with some other cutting boards. I haven't seen my kitchen table in days! lol! It has been covered in bottles of paint, stain, glaze, brushes, newspaper, cutting boards, and you name it! Thank goodness we have a dining room table (so we can eat). :)
Anyway, here's what it looked like before. I think I paid $2.99 for it. I usually only give no more than $1.99 for cutting boards, but I loved that this was a pineapple one!
And here it is now.
I had it painted the basic colors and had my ruler out to make the lines in the pineapple when Jason walked by and stood there looking it over. He picked up the ruler and started making the cross lines on it. He was making them smaller than I would have and was measuring things so exactly. I was planning on just "eyeing" it and making them about an inch or so apart using my ruler as a guide. I asked if maybe he'd like to look at a picture of one and his reply was, "No, I'm a MAN." lol! So, I let him go for it. After it was done, he said, "I should have looked at the picture." I really was appreciative and told him so, but I really did want those squares bigger. However, I just started working on it with the paints, followed by red oak stain, followed by antique glaze.
In the end, I really liked it. My dad dropped by and saw it on the table and commented on how he liked it, so I guess maybe we did alright. Now I'm tweaking in the kitchen trying to figure out where I want to put it. That will be for a future post, as I'm still moving things around trying it different ways.
And next I have to say, that if my mom doesn't hurry up and get her blue cupboard, she's going to have a hard time getting it! Remember it's over here because she has to wait until all the paint/polyurethane smell is gone because of her allergies. So, it sat in our dining room....until Joy and I moved it, that is. I got to thinking how well it would look at the end of my hall because a cabinet of some sort is on my wish list for Jason to build just for that spot. Now I'm getting really used to it there! I'm thinking the wallpaper in the hall needs to come down and we could paint the hall, and that blue cupboard would be perfect. I'm looking for a good excuse to do that anyway! All I can say is Mama better hurry up, because I sure am liking that cupboard! :)
Well have a great Sunday! Thanks for stopping by! :)