Written by Jessica Chaffins
Well here I am, just as I promised. Almost didn’t return….I have to admit I became pretty irrittated with the remainder of this project. If you missed it, check out This will just make you “shutter” and it will bring ya up-to-date with my bits of drama.
I finally got a chance to get a barrel bolt for my shutter cabinet. Hoping that this will help keep the doors closed nicely. Uhhuh…think again….SURPRISE!!!! That didn’t work either!!! Ok….now I am just t’d off, so much I literally grabbed up all my stuff and just walked away!!! Dag-nab-it this cabinet is getting the best of me!!
After a few minutes, I decided to go back to it and found Jeff making some small adjustments to the shelf pieces. He shaved off some of the edge to make a bit more room to allow the door to close better, which then allowed the barrel bolt to work properly. I knew I loved that guy for some reason, hehe. So here it is…..my finished product (kinda)
I like it….it has me somewhat satisfied, at the moment. I think I am going to make a couple minor cosmetic changes to it. I want to distress some of the newly painted sections a bit. The contrast is a little more than I care for on this piece. Plus I might even distress the louvers some more. But all that can come with time. I am pleased that it can hold a lot and still have a bit of room to spare. Now my next challenge is to actually make sure these girls put stuff away when they go indoors for the night.
In the end of it all, I am happy that I was able to use up some of my clutter, again, to make something functional for us to use. I hate that I let it affect me the way it did; ridiculous writing, hopefully not many of you read my mess, and ranting over a project. But in the end, I am mostly happy that these shutters are getting a new life. They are just too pretty to me to just toss in the garbage.
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