Sunday, April 15, 2012

Recycled Kitchen Cabinet

During my recent kitchen renovation, I removed cabinets over the peninsula and lost a substantial amount of storage space. Part of the cabinets will be relocated to my garage. I was able to upcycle one cabinet and place it in my laundry room.


It is difficult to get a good photo in my small laundry room but it turned out well. The photo below shows what I started with.


This unit was too long to fit in the spot I had chosen. So, I removed the doors and got out my circular saw and proceeded to cut off one section.


Next, I used a scrap of plywood to close off the open end. Then I covered both ends with a scrap of beadboard and added molding to the corner.  I decided to add some crown molding that I had also taken down from the kitchen soffit.


Two coats of primer and three coats of paint later, I had my finished cabinet. The only cost I incurred was for one piece of corner molding. All of the other materials were recycled scraps.


I am pleased with how it turned out.


I’ll be linking to Thrifty Treasures at Southern Hospitality, to Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch, and to Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style.