Sunday, April 14, 2013

Converted Cabinet

This little cabinet was found on the streets of the Marina. My sister and I saw the potential, though the doors had been removed and the knobs were tacky. We stuffed it in James' car, with much puzzling to fit both Claire and the furniture safely in the backseat. We learned two things: do not compromise the safety of people for your furniture, and do not give up when packing furniture in tight spaces.

James and I decided to convert this piece for our own use. I'd been wanting to try distressing planks of wood (the salvaged wood look)and found that the doors allowed for this experiment. After playing around with color, sanding and the dark furniture wax, we came up with this piece. I like the way it combines the look of old (on the planks) and new (the matte finish on the rest of the cabinet). We also bought some new hardware that compliments the distressed feel. We are now using the cabinet in our multi-purpose (now mostly furniture restoration)room. It hides our office items, like paper, envelopes, staplers, etc. Useful, check! Free, check! Fun, check!

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