Dragonfly Treasure: Fold Out Ironing Board Transformation
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Friday, May 4, 2018

Fold Out Ironing Board Transformation

Growing up Dad had this cabinet hanging in his shop with small tools, 
products, etc. in it.  I always loved those little shelves.

I always thought it was just another cabinet he had picked up along
 the way that he made into storage.  Being a carpenter, he was always bringing home odds and ends.

When we cleaned out the farm I asked my sister if I could have the cabinet. Of course, she said yes. I thought it would make a perfect Spice Cabinet.
It was made to be inset into the wall. I knew exactly where I wanted it to go. Since I have so few cabinets in my kitchen freeing one up from all those spices would be a great relief.

That's when she told me it was originally a fold out ironing board that came with the house and that Mom and Dad had removed it. I then noticed the burnt area down by air vents - that I had never payed attention to before. Not sure what the story was there, but understand now why it was removed.

I sanded it lightly and gave the outside a fresh coat of semi-gloss white paint.

I didn't want the door to be plain white on the inside, so I decided to paint it with chalk paint. I thought it could be a shopping list of spices I was running low on.

While the chalkboard paint was drying I covered the blue background inside with Krylon Hyacinth.

Once all was completely dry I conditioned the chalkboard paint by covering it in chalk

Then wiping it off with a dry cloth.

Ready for list

I had always wanted it to be inset into the wall, but after waiting 10+ years for someone with more know how to do it, I decided to just hang it on the wall.
I painted the sides the same green as the walls so they would blend in.

All spices transferred over with room to spare!
2 rows on each shelf in alphabetical order even!

Love it!

Final touch, my Dragonfly painting

So glad this is finally done. 
I am more than pleased with the outcome, 
especially with one less thing in the attic!


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