Before and After Cabinet Makeover With Scrollwork Doors

by Roni
We had this boring cabinet in our garage and finally decided to do something with it. Someone sent us a photo of a cabinet that had scroll cut doors and we decided to give it a shot!
This cabinet looked like the one in the picture. It was just a small 2 door, 2 drawer cabinet similar to this one.
My handsome hubby took the door panels out. I made up a stencil and painted it on the panels and then hubby starting cutting it with the scroll saw. Each door took approx 4 hours to cut out...maybe I should've come up with something a little less detailed! lol
After the doors were finished being cut out we decided to add a new wood top. I love rustic and I love barnwood! Well, unfortunately we didn't have any barnwood left so we settled on wood planks from old pallets. This gives me the rustic look I love!!!
I also wanted the back finished so it can be used as an island if need be so we added wainscoting to the it will get wheels!
We like to add wheels to everything! It just makes life easier! lol
Next step is painting it!
The bottom always gets painted too!
Everything is painted, the top is stained....time for the distressing! I just put the handles on to see if I liked them! lol
It's finished! I love it!!!
Had to take a picture with the shadow of the scrollwork from the sun! :)
I love the different colors in the wood! It still needs a couple more coats of polyurethane but it looks awesome already!

Well there you have it! Another day(week) in the shop!

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  • Kari Froelicher Kari Froelicher on Apr 18, 2016
    Why did you paint the hinges?
  • Tui1373853 Tui1373853 on Apr 18, 2016
    The island is nice looking but i have a ques. the top is it smooth enough to not get splinters.
  • Carol Brown Hargrave Carol Brown Hargrave on Apr 19, 2016
    It's a beautiful piece and I love your vision! You must have a very patient husband to spend so long cutting those doors! My question is: did you back the doors with anything or is it plain open work now?
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  • Rachelmary Rachelmary on May 20, 2016
    So beauitiful, such nice work!
  • Rosy Rosy on Mar 08, 2018

    Love the look of this good job. I always turn my projects over and paint the bottom and inside also. Sometimes these older pieces of furniture have a weird odor. Painting all helps that.