<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=996690293685739&ev=PageView&noscript=1" />
7.9K Views

Ugly Cabinet Turned Art Station

7.9K Views
I came across this cabinet that I thought was on the not so pretty side at an auction. I guess others felt the same because no one wanted it, and I scored it for $5!
  • upcycled ugly cabinet turned art station, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
I originally started on the project many months ago, but other things came up & I had other projects that took my attention away from this.
  • upcycled ugly cabinet turned art station, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
I first painted it barn red, added the tin ceiling tiles that were once brand new in shiny silver. I used metal effects from Modern Masters to transform them to a patina look. (they look nothing like that now). I had planned on just doing a rustic makeover on the piece to sell. But, then something better in my mind came along...
  • upcycled ugly cabinet turned art station, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
I had received some paint samples from General Finishes to try. I had completed this dresser with it, loved it, and so decided this would be it... You can see the dresser makeover here - http://www.onfernavenue.com/2015/02/antique-wavy-dresser-in-green-patina.html
  • upcycled ugly cabinet turned art station, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
I added a top so that it would create an overhang so chairs could easily fit under it.
  • upcycled ugly cabinet turned art station, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
Painted the top with chalkboard paint...
  • upcycled ugly cabinet turned art station, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
And, we now have a storage and a place to do arts & crafts, games, homework and most importantly a place to create many memories.
Come visit my blog to see full details and additional pictures..including the back!

To see more: http://www.onfernavenue.com/2015/05/ugly-cabinet-turned-art-station.html

Got a question about this project?

  • Donna Noland Rettmann
    Donna Noland Rettmann Bouse, AZ
    on May 8, 2015

    Oh, I can so see this in our summer cabin! A table to eat at and store dishes and silverware and pots and pans! I can so see this!

  • Maggie M
    Maggie M Foresthill, CA
    on May 8, 2015

    How very fun!

  • Jana
    Jana Pompano Beach, FL
    on May 8, 2015

    Wau

  • Roger
    Roger Garfield, NJ
    on May 8, 2015

    Very nice....I just think the top is a bit too large for the base, but considering how you are using it, I think it works fine....

  • Lorre
    Lorre Royalston, MA
    on May 9, 2015

    How did attach the top board to the cabinet? Love it.

    • Lynn Fern
      Lynn Fern
      on May 9, 2015

      @Lorre thank you. I used wood screws to attach it and then filled them with wood filler.

Inspired? Will you try this project? Let the author know!