From Antique Storage Cabinet to Modern Rolling Bar!
Would you like to see how we worked on this cheap thrifty office cabinet? Have a look...
I found the cabinet at a thrift store. It didn't look attractive, but had an interesting sliding door, so I decided to make something out of it.
First step: sanding, and then we'll see...
After I sanded the whole piece, beautiful wood colour came up. It suggested something like a wine barrel, so I thought of painting a wine label on the door. Got the image from the web
Tansferred the drawing and hand painted
Cabinet ready! However it was too low to be a rolling bar. I will have to find the way to make it higher.
I wanted to give it an industrial look. There is always a way to make faux metal... I cut hardboard pieces, painted black and used graphite as patina to make it look like metal
Screwed pieces to cabinet in all its edges.
Now, it is time to make it higher. I will use this mattress base (or whatever you call it in English... I am really a Spanish speaker)!
And made this base for my cabinet. Added wheels.
And painted black with graphite patina.
There it is! Ready to store dozens of bottles at the bottom...
... and inside.
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Published March 31st, 2016 11:48 AM
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Amy Browning on Oct 27, 2018
So perfect in every way! Thanks for sharing.
Marcela Pena on Oct 27, 2018
Thank you Amy!
Reenaroc on Dec 25, 2018
Turned out FANTASTIC!!!! Thank You For Sharing! Gave me lots more ideas for an old cupboard we have! I bet you could sell something like that for $500 or more. Really! Some people have no creative talent what so ever and are willing to pay for it.
Marcela Pena on Dec 26, 2018
Hi, this bar is beautiful! But I always wonder, how do you transfer the picture so you can paint it? Thanks. I did not see this explained. Thanks 😕