About two years ago I found a real life house size cabinet at at thrift store for about $25. Can't resist telling you about a good bargain! It was scratched up and generally beat up, but it was solid wood and I knew with a little elbow grease it would be fabulous! Of course it sat in my garage for months until I finally got up the energy to start refinishing it.
Last weekend I just had the feeling that I had to get this project done. My nephew had started stripping it a while back (but got bored with it and didn't get very far), and it was on my back patio and I didn't want it to get ruined by the weather. Plus I knew it was going to rain so I figured I had better get it sealed. Yes, friends, it really does rain in Southern California now and then! ;-)