Looking for the DIY old cabinet on porch?

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She took an old kitchen cabinet and put it on the porch for boot storage. I cant remember how the did the tile top! I got the cabinet up there and now want to finish it! HELP!

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  • Sandra Sandra on Nov 14, 2017
    Is top hinged?, short enough to sit on?
  • Terri Terri on Nov 14, 2017
    Nope--it's an old upper kitchen cabinet. She re-purposed it for her porch. New doors to cover old drawers/doors. She was happy that she finally had a nice place to hang some decoration that she made on a horizontal branch. This is what I remember!
  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Nov 14, 2017
    Are either of these the one you're looking for:
    https://www.hometalk.com/18104425/what-the-heck-is-a-shoe-cabinet-

    https://www.hometalk.com/28807917/woman-s-shoe-cabinet-with-a-secret
  • 27524803 27524803 on Nov 14, 2017
    Check out DIYnetwork.com or HGTV.com or Pinterest.com for how to tile a table/counter top... but you will need to start with a 3/4 inch plywood (I would use an exterior grade) top and then cement board or hardybacker over it as a base for the tile... then choose any tile you want.... If you have to buy tile for the project... take a look at some of the large format tiles that are available these days.... they lots of sizes 8 x 48 to 24 x 48 to name just 2 and in looks like marble to cement, to wood... happy shopping!
  • Sandra Sandra on Nov 14, 2017
    Salvage Dogs on DIY channel. No good for you the business is called Black dawg salvage. They are in East coast stateside VA, WV, Ky,TN Carolinas . They DO it !! and sell it!!!
  • Sandra Sandra on Nov 14, 2017
    Road trip fun, they have metal n wood stuff. Ideas galore is she healthyalive?
    • Terri Terri on Nov 17, 2017
      I'll check it out. Sounds like I might have to do my own thing...WHY didnt I save that post?
  • 27524803 27524803 on Nov 15, 2017
    I think this is the one you want...
    https:www.buildsewreap.com/2017/patio-storage-cabinets.html
    or go to search bar and type in : patio storage
    The poster was Julie at Build, Sew, Reap
    • Terri Terri on Nov 19, 2017
      Marty--you are my HERO!!!!! Thanks so much--I am so excited to start on this!
  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Nov 17, 2017
    Here's a whole section of repurposing from a cabinet door.

    https://www.hometalk.com/search/posts?filter=Repurposing%20From%20kitchen%20cabinet%20door

    This one is repurposing to porch décor.

    https://www.hometalk.com/search/posts?filter=Repurposing%20To%20porch%20decor

    I've been through both of these and couldn't find it. But, I'm thinking that you might recognize something that I missed so I'm sending it to you. Or maybe you could find a different search term. This is a Hometalk search - up on the left side where it says "Find your next project".


    • Terri Terri on Nov 19, 2017
      Thanks for those links! LOTS of great ideas there for sure. Check Marty's post above to see the one I was looking for. (thanks again Marty!)
  • 27524803 27524803 on Nov 19, 2017
    If you don't have any left over tile to use on the top... look at some of the larger ones.... less joints