I've wanted a pie safe forever, but they don't ever seem to turn up for sale around here. Sigh. What to do. A few weeks ago, I got an email from D. Lawless Hardware offering me whatever I wanted from their stock to build something cool with. When I saw the pie safe tin on their site I was so excited!!! I picked out the old fashioned wheat sheaf pattern and got 4 of them.
I knew I wanted to create a pie safe, but I didn't know which cabinet to pick. Then my eye settled on the unfinished pantry cabinet in my kitchen. I've been searching for a way to dress up the plain jane door I built for it. It just didn't do much for the cabinet and it certainly wasn't as charming as the shutter doors that I used on the top half.
I took the door off the cabinet and laid it on the floor. Then I played with the tin panels until I found the right spacing. I wanted the panels set as evenly as possible so that I could use the same sized trim all around them. Unfortunately, it didn't work out quite that way. Instead I decided to use wider trim for the horizontal pieces and I'm pleased to say it worked out well!
When I got home, I measured carefully and began cutting the wood down to size. I nailed the two side pieces right away and then dry fit everything else. The pie tin panels were also nailed in place before I began the dry fitting.
Okey dokey then, that looks pretty good! I nailed everything together with my brad nailer, filled the holes and seams with spackle and when that dried, I sanded it. Then I hung the door back on the cabinet and painted it my fave aqua with a dry brushing over the top in a darker aqua. Then I wiped over the top with a damp paper towel to remove some of the paint and smoosh the darker colour around. I wanted to match the paint job on the shutter doors as much as possible.
Here is my beautiful cabinet!
Disclaimer: I have partnered with D Lawless Hardware to demonstrate some of their products. Although I received free merchandise in exchange my review, the opinions stated are entirely my own.