Repurposed Furniture: Kitchen Upper Cabinet to Stylish Storage Cabinet

Turn an old upper kitchen cabinet into a freestanding storage cabinet for under $50!
See the full tutorial on my blog post:
The after-- I added 1x2 mitered sides to build out the cabinet, legs to the bottom, then paint and wax. See the full blog post for details!
The before--- not looking so great, but sturdy and well built underneath it all.
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Stephanie (Sandpaper & Glue)
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  • Jar2407920 Jar2407920 on Dec 28, 2015
    How did you finish off the open top on this great idea?
  • Donna Lawrence Donna Lawrence on Dec 31, 2015
    You said you used wax to finish. What kind of wax do you use? Thank you. Donna
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  • Edward Thirlwall Edward Thirlwall on May 30, 2017

    That is an ingenious way to repurpose an old cabinet to a modern piece of furniture for anywhere around the house. If put sideways and have the footing removed would also be a great idea to transform into a stool with storage space underneath.

  • Jeanne B. Jeanne B. on Nov 25, 2017

    Legs and 2 colors of paint really turn it into a whole new look. Love the kitty cat, too!