Ok though our latest bulding project is not exactly for the baby it does help the baby. We currently have all of our board games stored in the baby's dresser! It worked out great, but of course now that baby is only 5 weeks from arrival we needed to get the dresser ready for baby clothes. We built this sideboard or cabinet to store all the games in our entry room.
Josh found the pattern in a woodworking magazine which is unusual. Most of the time Josh designs our woodworking projects from scratch (and they turn out beautiful). Using a pattern made this project a little easier. My contribution this time around was picking out the wood I wanted for the door panels. Sawdust is not the best thing for me to be breathing in right now. Josh built the cabinet did a fantastic job. Once it was all put together we had to buy the paint. I wanted to paint it with weathered crackle paint like the coat rack we made last year. If you've never used crackle paint before I will tell you right now it is not very fun to use.
We applied the basecoat in a beige after that was completely dry I applied the layer of crackle which looks like glue over the entire piece. The crackle needed between an hour and 4 hours to dry and could not be left longer than 4 hours so when Josh got home yesterday we painted the top coat on. Luckily it was so warm the last few days so we could leave the garage doors open for good ventilation. The top coat is the green you see in the picture. The reason I say the crackle isn't fun to use is because the crackle coat causes the paint to dry pretty fast so if you have to put on one thick coat in one swipe or you start messing up the paint you already put on. I was getting so frustrated. Once I got it figured out it was okay though.