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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Wood Storage Cabinet Make-Over!

Hi there friends!
I hope you are all having a great Saturday. Today was a busy day for me with starting the process of packing up my craft room. I know right? It was just like a couple months ago that I was unpacking it LOL! Great news though!! I am moving back home to New Jersey in just 3 weeks!! I am so excited and I cannot wait to get there! Being away from family for the past two in a half years has been extremely hard and I'm glad that is about to end very soon. More to come on the move soon.
If you all remember a couple weeks back, I posted about doing a wooden cabinet makeover for my craft room. I had this ugly oak wooden storage piece that I got from an old neighbor. They were moving and were going to throw this out for garbage. Although I did not like the "old" feel to it, I grabbed it and immediately decided to use it in my craft room for extra storage. Here is the inside before I started the make-over
This next photo is the "in progress" pic. I had used painter's tape along the edges as I had something in mind for the two sides. Now this cabinet is about 7 feet tall even though it doesn't look so tall in the photos. I had chosen to paint it a pretty "Vintage Yellow" color.

  After I painted the cabinet, it was no longer ugly! It was so very pretty!! I decided that it needed a little something extra so I made curtains for it. I bought a tension rod at Wal-Mart and I had this leftover black & white hounds tooth fabric so I decided to use this to jazz up my storage cabinet. I used some black/white ribbon that I had in my stash to use as tie backs. 
 This picture here shows the bottom of the cabinet. It has two doors on it that I switched out the knobs on. I totally forgot to take a photo of the old knobs but they were a dark oak circle knob. I replaced them with these new shiny, bright white knobs. I love how this turned out! Want to know why I needed that painter's tape for the sides?
 Because the sides are now 7 foot long chalkboards!! I didn't have any chalk to write anything on them to show you what it looks like but I surely love this! I purchased some primer and chalkboard paint and created a great work space to jot down reminders for challenges, to create layouts for project life and scrapbooking, or to just create a calendar or inspirational board for crafty motivation.
Here is another shot of the cabinet. I sure hope you like it.
 I know I love it!

Well friends, thanks so much for stopping by! Make sure to stop by tomorrow for a look at the last new stamp set in the new release for 3 Twenty Crafts. Until next time, enjoy life's blessings~



  1. Well look at you taking something that was going to the trash and made a treasure out of it! I love the color and I love the chalkboards! Your curtains are so cute on it too. Very cute indeed and what a great storage piece to have for your crafty room! Hugs!

  2. That is a gorgeous cabinet and it's great that you upcycled it! Love those chalk boards - very clever! x

  3. OH WOWSA!!! This is one gorgeous storage space!! You've really done a fantastic job on it, Jo! I love the pretty vintage yellow and your handmade hounds tooth curtains are perfection with it! What an inspiration you are! Now I wanna go find something ugly in my house and paint it lol!!! :D Amazing job my friend, thanks for sharing and congrats on your moving back home. That's awesome news!

  4. OMG!! That looks great!! Love the idea about the chalkboard sides.

  5. Wow that turned out wonderfully!
    I am so very happy for you.
    Moving back home to family is terrific.
    Have a wonderful week.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,

  6. What a gorgeous cabinet!! You did an awesome job!! And adding chalkboards to the sides is such a great idea!! Happy Sunday :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. This turned out great ! What a fun , and cheerful color ! Fantastic idea to use the chalkboard paint !


  8. What a terrific final storage piece from something headed for the garbage. You'll have lots of extra space & it really turned out so colorful too. I like the idea of the chalkboard for reminders too. Well done.

  9. I LOVE the cabinet - was a great make over!!

  10. Fantastic job on the cabinet looks so bright and cheery in yellow too :)


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