One day I was cleaning and the minute I saw it I knew I had to do something with it. What to do came later in the process. It started as a jewellery organizer and came to be what it is - nothing like it ?
Step 1: Repair the Frame and Removal of Old Paint
Firsts I remove the glass. That part was easy because it was all ready partially coming of. Then using a hot gun I removed the old paint. There were at least 6 coats of oil paint and... you know what I mean. After that it needed gluing. The joints in one of the sides were falling appart. When the glue dried I used wood filler to fill all the damage and sanded it smooth.
Step 2: Base Board
Step 3: Paint and Hardware
After the paint dried I glued the decore clock and the ornaments in the box. Distressed the window and the picture frames and stained the window with some walnut water based stain. On top of everything I used transparent acrylic matt finish.
On the bottom I installed 5 furniture knobs. One is made of glass, three are ceramic and one is metal. They're so cute. Love them.
It took some time to figure out how to attach the picture frame to the baseboard so that it could be removable. Finaly I decided to use the staples in the lowest tension. The staples didn't go all the way in and acted as support for the small hooks of the picture frame. And now we can change the picture a whenever we like.
Step 4: Finish
It's a lot of fun to leave messages to my kids. And they use it to hang their backpacks after school.