It took us a few weeks and there was a lot of prep work (hate it) -- insulation, moulding, caulking, sanding, the making of shelf etc. by the K-man, and lastly the painting. I've come full circle on the 'white' and I'm loving it.
Finally I was able to do the fun part -- pull everything together. Had an idea of creating new bedazzling & bejewelled knobs for the old mexican armoire. So got out my glue and glass beads and old buttons--and there they are. Then WOW--how black paint transformed that old pine piece into a chic, modern storage unit. I remember buying and hauling that thing from Ensenada, Mexico oh so many years ago. I couldn't be more pleased with that and the old trunk of the same vintage. Of course, found at long last the perfect spot for a 'fleur-di-lis', courtesy of Joey-ho my personal 'f-d-l' supplier.
It seems to be working as this old MO-bile is feeling 'MO' like 'home' all the time.