We had been lugging around my husband’s family heirloom gun cabinet for years. It was yellow oak big and bulky and personally I would not put guns in there to display with that with the glass opening. So I decided to give it a new life as a pantry
Old Oak Gun Cabinet to Gray Pantry
Some of the wood behind came with it, it didn’t matter because I planned on putting shelves in it
I got two scraps of wood cut them to fit inside my cabinet, I used L brackets and installed both the shelves in there since I knew they were going to be painted I didn’t worry that they were scrapes.
I decided to leave the back of the cabinet the light oak And paint the rest of it gray so I taped off back of cabinet.
After two coats of my homemade gray paint I added a coat of clear urethane. Now I just need to do something about the glass. I didn’t to frost them with a stencil to add character.
I first clean the window with alcohol to make sure there was no residue on it and will get coverage off frosting spray.
I placed the stencil on the door and sprayed the glass frosting over it. Make sure you hold the stencil and place with fingers otherwise it will wanna move on you from the air. You don’t want to tape it in place because it will not get the frosting under that tape.
Once I completed the frosting in the stencil, I replace the doors and put them back on now I needed to attach the feet.
I had already painted the feet to match the rest of the cabinet I just needed to create blocks out of 2 x 4 to put in each corner of the hollow bottom to attach the feet to.
- The feet simply screwed into the blocks. Use four screws and screwed them into the base for strength.
This seriously was one of my better repurposed projects. I was ready to trash the cabinet but now it’s a little paint a little frosting glass and legs it’s beautiful. So much so my daughter stole it and took it home. I hope you like it this is super easy love your comments.