Yes, curio cabinet – you read that right. I thought I’d expose my super-dorky side today….. I collect snowglobes. Really. Not like 5, but over a hundred. Here’s a glimpse:
When I was younger I asked for a “shakey” – and I got one for Christmas – the small, plastic kind with a Christmas tree in it. I’m not sure my parents thought I was serious. But they came around. I still get some from them. And Trevor does good to get me one every year to feed my craziness.
What was my present for graduation from my parents? A curio cabinet – completely normal, right? To house all my shakeys. It was bought from a real furniture store, so I never thought to do anything to it. You know, if I had bought the same thing for $20 at a thrift store, I would have redone it right then. But when you know something was bought for real, it seems off-limits. But, it’s been 15 years, so I thought I could tackle it now. I have another one that my mom bought me at a yard sale when my collection overflowed the first one (it’s the same look that my grandma has to house her owl collection from before owls were in – I’m cool like that). They aren’t the same finish.
When I realized that I would have to unload the cabinets to move them away from the wall to paint my living room, I thought, I should just paint these while I’m at it – and so I did. I wish I had taken more pictures, but I just got too excited to get it done. Here’s the before, in my garage, ready to paint:
I taped them off, primed them, then painted 2 coats of color. I then painted a clear sealer coat (leftover from when I painted my kitchen cabinets). I didn’t paint the inside – it would have been impossible.
Check out how they look now – - so fun!! I don’t know why I didn’t do this years ago. I love how hip and happenin’ they are – if a curio cabinet can be cool, they are it.
So let’s hear it – - anyone out there collect anything odd? Am I the only one?