Organize and Storage - Reclaimed Pine Cabinet Into a Cleaning Station.

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I found this pine cabinet/armoire at a yard sale for $65.00. I saw the vision of a wonderful cabinet to store my vacuum and cleaning supplies in my master suite. I knew it had potential even if my husband questioned it.
  • reclaimed pine cabinet into a cleaning station for master suite, chalk paint, organizing, painted furniture, storage ideas, woodworking projects
I had never done chalk paint and was a little nervous about painting this. I wanted something unique.....so added fake drawer fronts to the lower portion of the center door. I purchased the drawer fronts at ReStore for $1.00 each. I was concerned they were so thick and would make the door heavy so I sent them through the table saw to make them thinner (raised the blade as high as I could - ran through one way, flipped the board over and ran through the uncut side). Cut a groove in the top drawer to make it appear like two smaller drawers. I also added furniture buns to the bottom of it. I purchased the buns at the ReStore also...and for only $1.00 each for them. Once I finished the middle door, I painted with homemade chalk paint (Valspar Swiss Coffee and calcium carbonate recipe) and then clear waxed it. I added new hardware purchased from Hobby Lobby. I did spray paint the hardware a deep aged bronze. I lightly distressed it to make it look like worn furniture. Loved how it turned out!!!!
  • reclaimed pine cabinet into a cleaning station for master suite, chalk paint, organizing, painted furniture, storage ideas, woodworking projects
This shows the distressing a little better.
  • reclaimed pine cabinet into a cleaning station for master suite, chalk paint, organizing, painted furniture, storage ideas, woodworking projects
The inside was pretty much a blank canvas. I wanted to customize it to store my vacuum, broom, steam mop and cleaning items. The smaller right section will be used for additional bedding storage. (Notice the hole in the lower left corner for the vacuum cord)
  • reclaimed pine cabinet into a cleaning station for master suite, chalk paint, organizing, painted furniture, storage ideas, woodworking projects
I hung some of the hooks from the top instead of sides to hold the broom, etc. I made little storage bin racks to fit my supplies. The baskets just slide in.
  • reclaimed pine cabinet into a cleaning station for master suite, chalk paint, organizing, painted furniture, storage ideas, woodworking projects
Close up of basket bins.
  • reclaimed pine cabinet into a cleaning station for master suite, chalk paint, organizing, painted furniture, storage ideas, woodworking projects
And the vacuum accessories rack. Just used a hole saw kit to drill different sized holes in the board. I just set the accessories on top to determine spacing/size before drilling the holes.
  • reclaimed pine cabinet into a cleaning station for master suite, chalk paint, organizing, painted furniture, storage ideas, woodworking projects
Now a place for everything and everything in it's place....:)
  • reclaimed pine cabinet into a cleaning station for master suite, chalk paint, organizing, painted furniture, storage ideas, woodworking projects
And the finishing touch....décor on the top....:)

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