Thursday, August 7, 2014

Handmade Gifts Are The Best!

I love handmade gifts ~ they're always a little more special! My husband made this pine cabinet for me as my Valentines day gift. He wanted the finish to have a similar appearance to that of an antique blanket chest that we use for a coffee table. The blanket chest is a worn & weathered barn red. He chose a solid siding & deck stain by Olympic in Navajo Red for the cabinet. He applied the stain to a small area at a time & wiped it off quickly, trying to get a variation on the depth of color ~ some areas lighter & some areas darker. The raised panels that he made for the sides & the bead board backing add extra interest to the piece.
The cabinet is a very versatile piece which can be used to display items or as a bookcase in any room.
  The bead board backing makes a great background to display items.
The bottom raised panel on the cabinet.
A closer look at the top raised panel of the cabinet.

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