Monday, December 14, 2009

Cabinet Overhaul

Or this post could be titled "How to glam up a junky, pink Goodwill cabinet for zero dollars and turn it into something functional for the kiddos". But I figured that title was kinda long.

We decided we needed a little mini space for Avery to hang her coats and keep her shoes/gloves/scarves, since we don't really have an entryway or a mudroom.

So hubs scoured the house and found the lovely pink cabinet in the attic. Here it is in all it's glory...

We performed surgery on it and hung it on a little corner beside our steps. It's been working great! Avery is SO proud to have her own little space!

Here are the surgical procedures that we performed:

Hubs added a leftover piece of molding to the top shelf to make it look a little fancier. He also cut out lines in the back of the cabinet to look like beadboard (I searched our house and couldn't find a single little scrap of beadboard to use. But this worked just as well - just took more time.)

He also cut out the lines on the drawer to make it look a little more substantial. And we replaced the handle with one we already had and added hooks to the bottom of the shelf to hang coats.

Oh yes, and I painted the cabinet a cream color and glazed it dark brown. I typically mix paint with paint conditioner to make the glaze, but I didn't feel like going down to the basement to get the conditioner, so I just mixed the brown paint with a little bit of water, and it worked great.

This is how we spent our Friday night. We are such glamorous weekend party-people!! Ha!

Can I just tell you how much fun it is to turn a piece of junk into something functional and pretty?! And for zero dollars, I might add! Gotta love that feeling!


  1. as always...FABULOUS!

  2. Beautiful and functional!! I love the finish.

  3. SO adorable! I love it! I had to keep paging up to compare the old to the new. :)

  4. You've done it again! How in the world did your hubby get those lines perfectly straight?

  5. This is jaw dropping. I LOVE what you did to that piece! Amazing. You gotta love these hubbies of ours that help make our dreams come true, don't you!

  6. Wonderful and very successful redo. Can't even tell it is the same piece.

  7. This is fabulous! Really looks like bead board!

  8. I love it! It looks so much better. And that was such a clever idea to cut lines in the back. It looks just like bead board. I thought it was! You did a great job. :)

  9. that looks great! i love the beadboard treatment.


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