Mr. Bird Nest had a day off this week, so we picked up the new/old china cabinet I bought at a consignment shop. They sold a piece of furniture I had taken there, so I got a discount on the cabinet. Mr. B was less than impressed with my purchase. In fact, I believe his direct quote was, "They sure saw you coming when they sold you this piece of _ _ _ _"!
To the right of the Craftsman tool box are some pieces that go with the cabinet. A lesser carpenter would have tossed those out, but Mr. Bird Nest says we are going to redo them.
After a quick online purchase at Restoration Hardware for a few brass items, we're on the right track.
Brass cleaner did a world of good to the hinges and knobs that we are saving.
We won't have anymore quotes until we are finished, but let me just say Mr. Bird Nest is coming around to the fact that this will be worth it.
We had to have the discussion that anyone with a check card could go out and buy a new china cabinet but it takes a special man to save a beautiful piece of furniture.
This is really a tease for the future because this won't be completed for a couple of weeks. You just can't rush a craftsman.
I also reminded him that when people come in our house and admire the cabinet and how lovely my grandmother's china looks in it, he will be the one who receives all the praise. You just gotta love him!
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