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« on: December 17, 2004 11:00:38 PM »

Wow! First of all, what a cool website. A friend of mine referred me to the site and I have to say I am impressed with everything that I have seen so far!! What a creative world we all live in. About 3 months ago I went to the local re-use store and purchased this beat up cabinet for $10. My plan was to make a potting bench to use outside in my yard and I also wanted some additional storage to hold tools and things. Beauty is certainly beyond skin deep and what I saw was just what I had imagined.

With a little elbow grease I got off what paint I could from the cabinet and knocked off one of the shelves that was beyond repair. I used some white paint I already had as a primer and I purchased the primary color at Home Depot for $1 "oops paint" and went to town painting. After two coats it turned out great.

I used some old shelves from a bookcase I no longer used as a counter and an old window I picked up free sitting by someone's garbage. I painted the window black before installing. I used a couple of handles that I found in my toolbox and I was good to go.

This whole project took a day to complete and I have to say I have enjoyed it every time I have gone to pot a plant or put away some garden tools.


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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2004 11:08:14 PM »

Wow. That looks amazing. I really like the window frame behind it. Great job!
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« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2004 04:52:46 PM »

That is just gorgeous!! What a good job you did!

I might have to do something similar, I hate that all my gardening bits and pieces are hidden in the back of the shed being tidy and hard to get at - something like that would really brighten up a corner of the garden.

And PS, hurrah for 'oops paint'. I always check out our local paint store. So very rarely are the colours any good, but then every now and then, POW!
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« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2004 04:05:33 PM »

That is really nice. I agree with Quark, the frame behind it sets it off. It looks like a pic in a homes and gardens magazine.
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