The first thing I did was cut the feet off the smaller of the two, using a jigsaw. I’ve only used the saw a couple of times and it did a little damage and caused some splintering.
Two Small Cabinets Become One Bathroom Storage Tower
My mom recently moved into a 1 bedroom condo. And one of the first things she noticed was the lack of storage space! She just had her old broken bathroom vanity replaced with a smaller one. And that left a little space between her toilet and vanity for a storage tower. So after visiting her last weekend I came home and looked around to see if I could find something to work in that space. I found a pair of little wooden cabinets I had just removed from our living room – and I thought these could work!
I used wood filler and a putty knife to repair the damaged spots.
Because my mom’s bathroom has mainly white, I thought the brown cabinets might look a little drab. But I loved the doors! So I sanded everything, except the doors, with an orbital sander.
Then I painted everything white, inside and out. After the first coat I noticed gaps in the cabinet floors. This was not visible when they were brown! I used Dap to caulk the cracks before the 2nd coat of paint.
When I placed the smaller cabinet on top of the bigger one, it was wobbly. So I figured out which corner was causing the problem, and used a wood shim to make it sturdy.
I glued the shim to the bottom of the top cabinet with wood glue. I ‘buttered’ the shim using a little dollar store precision brush.
Once the glue dried I caulked the gaps around the shim with the Dap and did one final coat of white paint.
Then I screwed the top cabinet to the bottom one. I drilled pilot holes and used machine screws and lock nuts, so there would not be any sharp screws inside the cabinet to scratch momzy.
Before I put the door knobs back on I found these cool medallions that I put on first.
Then I sealed the paint with Mod Podge clear acrylic sealer and it was good to go!
I didn't spend any money on this makeover...but used maximum $10 worth of products.
I delivered it to my mom today and she loved it. The first thing she noticed was the medallions. She even bought me and my daughter an ice-cream to say thanks. She's a sweet mommy. :)