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.


ThriftyAnnabella said...

Turned out beautiful - love the beadboard on the side!

Sharing Shadymont said...

Fabulous upcycle! You did a wonderful job!!

Maggie said...

That's fabulous as well as being a recycled (actually maybe "up cycled"). Can't believe you did all that yourself. Kudos!

Paula said...

Good for you for finding a use for this extra cabinet. It's going to be great to have extra storage in your laundry area.

Michelle said...

This looks like brand new, great job :)

Stacy Curran said...

This is awesome! I'd be so scared to try this!!!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Wow! I am VERY impressed. Great job!

Thank you for you kind comments. You are such a blessing to me.

I will be having a Mother's Day giveaway this next Friday with glimpses of whats up for grabs all this week. :)

Ioana-Carmen said...

Love the blog - so maybe we can follow each others blog!? ;)

Michele said...

Nice transformation and Happy Mother's Day ~

God Bless You Too~