Still working on the antique oak ice box!
I have been telling you about the old oak ice box we are refinishing. In the past, when I tried to strip a piece of furntiure I got easily discouraged and quit. I'm not sure if I'm growing up a little or just that this project really intrigues me, but there is no "quit" in me when it comes to working on this ice box.
Each day at work, (I know this sounds silly) i think about it and how much I wish I were home to work on it. I pretty much got one side completed and had Dave turn it over so I could touch up the front I had already done. Boy was I in for a shock. There were still faint traces of paint on nearly the whole surface! I had given up way too early on that section. So this weekend was spent alternating between playing frisbee with Mini and sanding the surface of the old ice box.
I am proud to say I am back at work here on this Monday and pretty much have MY part of the project done. Dave will finish it off with fine steel wool to bring it to a smooth, fine surface we can polish. I can't wait because this is when the beauty of the wood really comes through and makes you happy you made the effort.
So the picture I am sharing with you this time on the ice box project is of the front, no doors in place, so you can see the state it was in before we restored it to its former glory. I can't wait to get it down off the work bench so I can take new AFTER pictures and really show off our hard work.
I will say, since this week is going to be a normal hot muggy summer week, I'm glad most of my work is done because wow, can I ever work up a sweat sanding on the back porch. Whew!