As an architect in a historic city, my Dad sometimes gets exciting opportunities to go clean out abandoned buildings before they are renovated or torn down. Last winter, he went and cleaned out the basement of the old Weed School (yes.. that was the actual name) that had been abandoned since the 60s but will soon be renovated into posh apartments. He came home with heart of pine shelves and cabinets and tables galore!
This summer as my search for a practical, not too deep shelving unit for some extra storage in my apartment came to no avail, he decided to cut down the old and make something new. Then I sanded off the cracking paint and gave new energy to the piece with some warm grey paint and gold leaf.
Basically my Dad cut the original in half to make a better fit for a small apartment. Then he took the right side panel off of the discard half and attached it back to the keeper half. Once done, it looked like that was the size it had been all along!
Today Im going to talk about my part of the project though: the reface! the makeover! GOLD!