My Outdoor "Kitchenette "

When we moved into our current fixer upper there was a steel cabinet from the 50's in the mudroom. While renovating the kitchen we borrowed the space where it sat to build a niche for the fridge. The unit got dumped out into the snow last winter.
John was getting ready to take it to the dump one day and I screamed,
"Don't touch that!"
"What - this old piece? It's garbage!" he replied.
But I knew it wasn't garbage, and I knew it didn't belong in any dump. I just didn't know what exactly I could use it for. As the snow continued to melt, an idea was born. It now resides proudly in a corner of the backyard, next to the bar-b-que. I love having an area to keeps cold drinks (the sink part - filled with ice), and a small prep station.
All it took was a quick sanding and Rustoleum paint (for steel) and voila.
ANY piece saved from the landfill is always a good thing ♥
More photos on the blog.
My outdoor kitchen - complete with spice rack and yellow trash can
Small prep area
Before and after

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  • Annie Doherty
    on Aug 21, 2016

    Looks amazing great save thank you.

  • Gail
    on May 31, 2017

    Wow, you have an eye for beauty. It certainly did change to a beautiful focal point in your outside kitchen. Love all the colors and detail.
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