Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Gun Cabinet Update - Must See!!

Hey Everyone!  Im Sausha from Sweet Pickins back again with another furniture transformation.  

If you follow me on Facebook, you will know that i found this cute little gun cabinet @ goodwill a while ago.  I actually saw  it then decided against it because im trying not to buy any more projects, but then i couldnt stop thinking about it all night.  It had good potential and it was cheap :)
Luckily, when i went back the next morning it was still there… lovely fake etched glass and all :)
Sweet Pickins gun cabinet transformation
I knew  i wanted to add a couple shelves and add something to the back.  I ended up just going through my scrap bin and using what i had.  I also wanted to add crown molding, get rid of the lower cabinet, update the base molding, and get rid of the glass (i had plans to replace the glass with chicken wire, but i sold it before it was done and she wanted the glass).
Sweet Pickins gun cabinet transformation
I cut my reclaimed wood down to size for the back to make a “plank” look.  Then i added two simple shelves, crown and base molding.
Sweet Pickins gun cabinet transformation
After the building was done, i taped off the back to protect it from paint.  I filled in all the nail holes and then gave everything a light sand.   To paint this piece, i used Sherwin Williams pre-cat lacquer in white in a dull rubbed finish.  I havent worked much with lacquer besides over the past few weeks – and i really like the stuff!  It takes the right project, i wouldnt do it on everything, but it gives a really nice finish that you just dont get with latex.
I ended up selling the cabinet before it was finished and she wanted the glass rather than chicken wire that i was planning.  Luckily the glass that it came with only had a fake etching on it and i was able to get the "oh so awesome deer" off with a little lacquer thinner.
And the after…
Sweet Pickins gun cabinet transformation
Sweet Pickins gun cabinet transformation
Sweet Pickins gun cabinet transformation
Sweet Pickins gun cabinet transformation
Sweet Pickins gun cabinet transformation
Sweet Pickins gun cabinet transformation
Sweet Pickins gun cabinet transformation
Whatcha think?  Got an old gun cab that could use a facelift?!  There are so many possibilities!!

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3 comments:

  1. I actually have a gun cabinet similar to this that I had planned to make over. However, my son found it and confiscated it to put his guns in! LOL What a great facelift!

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