I have a confession to make. I am an Ana White wannabe. She is amazing! I would love to have her skills with power tools and paint. She has a new book The Handbuilt Home. I bought it. I want to make most of the projects in it. However, I don't have the skills or the tools to do them. I realized that the missing tools could easily be fixed with a trip to Home Depot or Lowe's. After painting the closet I began to suspect I was lacking skills.
I decided to repurpose a small, rustic cabinet left at our house by a previous occupant. My Dear Motorcycle Dude put dowels inside for thread. He did a beautiful job, by the way. My job was to paint it. I was using the same paint as the closet for the interior and exterior, except that I was going to use Martha Stewart's recipe for chalkboard paint for the exterior of the doors. After this makeover I realized that I really don't have the finishing skills. If I were in High School I'd be sent to remedial woodshop.
thread. Motorcycle Dude thinks he can make me a duplicate of this one for the rest of the thread. I'm hoping I'll do a better job of painting the second one. I really want to be proficient with tools and paint like Ana.