As you know, I haven’t been around here lately. The summer laziness has taken hold and my projects have been slim to none. I did however, attempt one recently. And that was to paint this cabinet navy blue.
When I took it out of the box two years ago, I immediately hated the color. I was going for a mustard yellow, but this was more of the fluorescent variety. Why didn’t I just take it back? Well, this was prior to me growing a backbone and just returning things I didn’t like. So it stayed with us through the move and has bounced from room to room.
Of course a few months after the purchase, Target came out with millions of colors. I won’t list them in order of appearance here, as I’d like to stay as sane seeming online as humanly possible. But, eventually, they came to navy blue – which we all know is my jam.
So I got out the paint and supplies I had from the bathroom vanity, hauled the sucker down to the garage and started the makeover.
Rufio was supposed to be my project manager to make sure that I didn’t screw up. Unfortunately, he just people watched the whole time which is why I blame him for this DIY fail.
The main cabinet itself worked out just fine, but the doors were a huge pain. The glass doesn’t come off so I had to figure out how to protect it and that’s where things took a turn.
Wha – Whaaa :/
Well, I was a bit of a wreck about it. It had reached a point where I felt physically ill looking at my defeat, day in and day out. And that’s when my husband in shining armor came in – along with Target’s Black Friday in July sale. We bought a replacement for 20% off and no shipping, and I’m awaiting it’s arrival with bated breath.
Ok, that’s a bit dramatic, but nowadays, I can’t stand it when I’m unable to fix something ASAP. Where was this person 2 years ago? I could have saved money, time and disappointment!
I guess that’s just how life works sometimes. You live and you learn. And then you buy the actual cabinet you should’ve gotten in the first place.