There was a little problem... It was disgusting. Really, really gross. Like squirrels all up in this bitch gross. So I left it in the attic and avoided it at all costs, hoping it would magically go away and take a shower on its own. Alas, the cabinet showed quite alot of chutzpah and just sat there. So it was up to me. Sure it was covered in narst, but when have I ever backed down from a challenge? Also, it was free, which made up for many other defects.
Musical Interlude: Thrift Shop Video
Before cleaning on the left, After cleaning on the right
Interior before cleaning and removing lovely contact paper.
I believe I used every cleaner I own, but mostly Bar Keeper's Friend. I even wore rubber gloves! It was at least 2 solid hours of crud murder. This is my idea of fun. I think. Anywho, after cleaning, the bottom edges were a little holey and rusty, but nothing that couldn't be
Yey! No more squirrel pee!
So this was supposed to be a project for the kitchen. But then it didn't work at allllll in the space I was going to put it in it. So much for planning! Its new home is now is the side staircase. It holds cleaning supplies, which were forever falling off the wire shelves I have out there, as well as leftover beverages from parties that I host pretty regularly. It's also a handy spot to throw tools and project bits with which I'm not quite done.
The Big Ta-Da