Something Out of Nothing #30DayFlip

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I was painting my laundry room and my old pantry aka entrainment center was in front of this box. It's the generator control for power.
And I got a real pantry so I got my laundry room back!
But now I have to cover this up but still have to be able to get to it.
We had pallet wood left over from pantry doors. I don't toss that stuff.

It was wide and in great shape.

Do came up with a design to go with my whale and theme.
First I built a box that would sit on top of power center box. No bottom so it could lift up.

Igorgot to take pic of just box before I attached it to design.
Then I attached the pallet wood. I traced out the wave on paper and put up on wall to make sure I had the box covered.

Then I traced onto my wood and cut out with my jig saw.

The hard part was bracing it. I had to get the brace below the cuts after a few adjustments I got it.

But I only nail gunned it so I could move braces and with only 2 hands it fell apart 3 times. I was getting flustered !

But finally I got it!
And it goes closer to the wall as it goes up. That makes it not stick out so far and it makes the wave look more like a wave!

I have some left over Drawer pulls in a shark tail a crab and a turtle head I might add.

Any thoughts would it be to much? We could use the shark tails to lift it up .
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  • The pallet wood was leftover free. The paint left overs free!   (And when you plug in generator outside just lift wave a flip the switch we have power!)
  • All was Free!   (I made it up!)
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  • Paula P Paula P on Sep 01, 2017
    Wonderful work. Where did you get the whale? Did you make it yourself?

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  • Brenda Brenda on Jan 05, 2018
    This is way after your original post but have you considered using pallet boards for the doors of the cabinet? It would tie the whole theme together.

    • Ozzys Girl Ozzys Girl on Jan 07, 2018
      I didn't but I needed my doors to be straight so I used new wood and this was my first set of these doors. And I'm out of pallet wood. Lol

  • Dar Ralls Dar Ralls on Jan 16, 2018
    I love this project. I'm thinking how cute this would be as a twin headboard with the whale above the wave.