When we moved into our house, I found this darling blue cabinet in the garage. Jeff and I got our wires crossed and he thought I didn't want it, so he tossed it into the "pile" of stuff to get rid of. So, I then hauled it into the house (I found it after it had gotten rained on a bit) and cleaned it with a mixture of borax and water because it had a bit of mold on it. Just before I did the borax treatment, I told Jenny that I was planning on treating it with a mild bleach solution and she said that she read that bleach didn't work; we got online and found a great site - Mold Across America...if you have any mold to take care of, this is a great site! After I cleaned the cabinet, I noticed the mold had stained it, so I'll repaint it (the same color). I then tackled the contact paper on the shelves and I still need to get more "gum" off the shelves from the contact paper with some orange cleaner. Here's what the cabinet looks like:
The cabinet is more of a baby blue than it looks. The top has a layer of laminate on it, like a countertop that is white, so the paint scratches off easily; I'm going to scuff it and paint it...the white is too juvenile, I think. Also, from the rain, the bottom shelf is warped (it's out of a masonite-like board), but the top shelf is wood and sturdy. I think I'm going to put masonite behind the doors instead of something like glass because I don't know if I want everyone to see what's inside (it will probably be someplace to "stash" stuff).
While staring at the cabinet with the pine, firs and spruces through the window, the blue and green looked lovely together....So, I decided it would be the perfect place for the terrarium that I've been wanting to make forever! Therefore, over the weekend, I went shopping with my friend Tracy and found these at Ross:
Here's a look at them on the cabinet:
There's tons of lichen and moss on some branches that Jeff trimmed outside; I'm sure that the deer won't mind if I take some for my terrariums. Also, there's a bunch of moss creeping onto the driveway and dirt road that will get run over, so I'll save them from their fate. I'll post pictures of these jars when they're done!