Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Basement Storage Cabinet

I decided to add a little flair to our basement storage cabinet. It’s an old armoire that we purchased at an antique sale. I started by painting it black. Then I decided it needed a little more punch.


You can see in the photo above how it looked before but I had already drawn the lines for my harlequin checks when I remembered to take a picture.


I painted the checks the same color as the wall then added a little glaze to soften them up a little.


I devised a system to hold the shelves on the inside so that I wouldn’t have to put screws into the sides.


It consists of two pieces of plywood standing on each end with supports for the shelves screwed to them. Then, the plywood shelves are cut so that they rest on the supports tight enough that no screws had to be used. We use the cabinet to store towels for the lake, outdoor tarps, etc.


The shutter sign covers the electric panel box. You can read about it here. The vintage oar covers a much needed electric outlet.  I like the cabinet much more now that it has a little more “form” to go with its “function”.

I am in full pre-holiday preparation mode and should have some other projects checked off my list soon!

Have a great week!


I’ll be linking to Wow us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style.