Finished Project

When we renovated Tortoise Cottage I was the only one who didn't want a cabinet in the bathroom.  I wanted SPACE, clean space.  After all the hall closet was just 10 steps away outside the door.

We have been here since the last few days of July, so a full six months and a few days.  I like it, but I can see the good of having a tiny little cabinet that can hold the few everyday things we use.

So I began looking and Sunday I found a great little cabinet, like new for $14.99 guessed a thrift shop.  Did I take a picture?  No, I forgot but you can picture it, dark brown.  It has one door, a space for a pull out tote (which I may have to make myself) and a flat surface.  It is the flat surface I was missing.  Where to set the hair spray can?  The brush? The flatiron?  I found I was juggling these things all the time.

I sanded the beautifully smooth surface so it would accept paint but to no avail, the painting was horrendous and took double the amount to look acceptable. It also shows the scratches from sanding. 

I struggled with replacing the hinges putting them on several times chipping the paint a bit as it wasn't dry enough.  I'm so impatient.

I decided to copy the shower curtain on the door for fun and a little color.  So I took the door in and painted some sprigs.

Then discovered I painted it upside down on the door when I went to put it back on.  So I took the hinges off and put them on the other side again.
But now they didn't close.  There was this large gap.  What was I doing wrong??  I tried every way I could think of but to no avail and I called in reinforcements.  Bill knew exactly what I was doing wrong.  But by then I  noticed at the bottom, one of the leaves ran....OH NO!

So I, once again, took the door off, and went back into the bathroom to put a second layer of sprigs over the first.  I wasn't going to do this earlier because I was nervous it wouldn't work.  But needs must and I was forced to do it and it looked much more like the curtain after all.  Not exactly the same though...which is even better.

So I put it in place.

And ...  Viola! A finished project!

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Wendy said…
It was worth all of the hard work... absolutely gorgeous!!!
Too cute! Love how it matches!
Beverly said…
Thanks for visiting my blog. I spent most of my life in south Florida. We moved to North Carolina over twenty years ago, but Florida will always be home in my heart.

Your cabinet looks fantastic. Great job!
Cheapchick said…
This is very cute and goes very nicely with the curtain. Great job!
Paulette said…
I have nominated you for the Versatile Bloggers Award, please check out my blog on Monday, February 5th. I hope this award will bring you many new followers to your wonderful blog.
Nothing is ever as simple as it looks! LOVE the way it turned out - looks so great with the shower curtain!
FANTASTIC! How beautifully you mimicked the leaves in the shower curtain on this!
Lisa said…
Thanks for linking up!! You did a great job... I love it!
I am following you on the NEW LINKY FOLLOWER tool.

I hope you will come follow me as well.

Cheri at Its So Very Cheri
Michelle said…
I am now following you on Linky.I would love it if you followed me back. I really enjoy meeting new Bloggers.
Unknown said…
Happy to find your gorgeous blog! I'm a new Linky follower. Found you through the Linky Blog Hop! Hope you can come visit my site, when you have a moment.
Gigi said…
Hey, thanks for checking me out over at Teensy Couture. I have a different site,, and my partner LOVES to redo and make furniture. You should check her out too. I'll let her know about your blog...she'd love it too!
Unknown said…
Hi Jeannie,
Thanks for joining my blog. Yes, I joined yours, its beautiful. I'm having a ball with this party. I'll be back to visit soon.
Thanks, Dorothy
E.lizabeth said…
hi. came on over thanks, to the blog hop. a new linky follower. would you please follow me as well. i'm enjoying seeing all these different blogs. it's such fun. have a good weekend. (:
Jennifer said…
Just stopping by from the Linky Party Hop. I hope you will visit and follow back.

Pieced Pastimes said…
Found you via the Linky hop and have become your newest follower. Looking forward to reading your future posts. Hope you have a chance to visit and perhpas follow me back.
That is amazing! Newest follower too... Nat xx
wow! what determination! I would have called in reinforcements (read:husband) to take over long before you did. kudos!
I'm a new Linky Follower... hope to see you over at my blog,

momto8 said…
wow...that finished product looks perfect in the bathroom...lucky you! must make you happy!
I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can!
What a great match to your shower curtain. I'm your newest follower from the Linky Followers blog hop... hope you can come by for a visit!
Unknown said…
I'm a follower from the Linky Follower Blog hop! I hope you'll follow me back!
Eilis said…
Your newest follower from the Linky Follower blog hop.
Hope you'll visit me.
Justine said…
Stopping by from the Linky Follower Party Hop!
Sherry said…
Hi, I found you on the linky blog hop and I'm now a follower. I would love for you to follow back.
I am happy to be your newest follower from the linky followers blog hop. If you'd like to follow back, you can reach me at
That cabinet is beautiful!

Found you through the new linky followers blog hop. I'm so happy to be your newest follower, it would be great if you follow me back. :)

Tomorrow I'll be hosting a "What does your blog want to be when it grows up" blog hop with a few of my blog buddies ... have you thought of your blog's hopes and dreams? The party will be open for a week! I'd be so fun if you want to link up.

My blog goals are here ...


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