This home-improvement project began with
a problem in search of a solution.
The problem: too many things to do
written on too many Scraps of paper
cluttering up too many surfaces around the house,
then the things to do don't get done
because I lose the scraps of paper.
The solution: repurpose this tired, dated wall cabinet
to consolidate my Weekend to-do lists.
It's hardly a family heirloom, but the cabinet has been with me
through four houses, and I didn't want to give up on it.
Maybe if I scraped off the Sheep and painted the fake whatever-it-is on the surface,
it could prove more useful than just a place to store extra glassware.
The sheep were printed on some sort of wallpaper, affixed to the wood
with some sort of perma-glue.
Much sanding was required, but the job became easier once I pushed down too hard
with the sander and the inserts fell out.
Several coats of Kilz covered up the faux surface.
And several coats of chalk board paint covered up what was left of the sheep pasture.
And now my lists of weekend chores cannot be lost or forgotten
(although some items do get ignored).