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Title: Garbage to Gorgeous again: Map Drawers from $6 Cabinet
Post by: marlie2 on February 21, 2019 01:46:43 PM
Hi Craftsters, it's been a minute!

I wanted to share this furniture makeover I did last weekend, I'm excited about it!

Back when we moved into our first apartment together in college, my then-boyfriend (now husband) got a TV cabinet for $6 at the thrift store. It was ugly, but fine, and was never in bad enough shape to get rid of. So from 2005-2019 it moved from home to home with us and mostly has lived in closets and stayed out of sight.

I saw this blog post by The Painted Hive and fell in love: http://thepaintedhive.net/2014/07/re-love-project-before-after/ (http://thepaintedhive.net/2014/07/re-love-project-before-after/)
My skills aren't nearly to her level, but I've ALWAYS wanted map drawers but don't typically have a spare $3k lying around to buy some broken furniture and felt inspired. Instead of real wood, I went with vinyl wood floor planks which were wonderful to cut to the sizes I need and already had adhesive on them. Anyway, here are some rough photos of the process (that involved only a little bit of toddler-labor, promise :)) Thank you for looking!!
(http://s28.photobucket.com/user/marlie2/media/9CBECDCA-6B6D-47B6-8C3D-8C23605A6ADC_zpsyjjzm1ue.jpeg.html)

(http://s28.photobucket.com/user/marlie2/media/3B786147-FEC5-444A-9A46-C1120840962F_zpsx8pexxu7.png.html)

(http://s28.photobucket.com/user/marlie2/media/BCA3D211-FB98-449F-AD04-395F01F30C4D_zpsm1fb77gm.jpeg.html)

(http://s28.photobucket.com/user/marlie2/media/6BE2082A-DCB7-4480-A60C-5691B94833B9_zpsb5k3mu0w.jpeg.html)

(http://s28.photobucket.com/user/marlie2/media/7DD76AAA-4980-4200-878B-2EFD5B3A0DF7_zps7sbrinin.jpeg.html)

(http://s28.photobucket.com/user/marlie2/media/DFDC329F-BC0C-4E28-8831-C8C48BAF9399_zpsc1ybzamb.jpeg.html)

(http://s28.photobucket.com/user/marlie2/media/8A90870C-D702-4107-8203-54480AD79537_zpswmmihsau.jpeg.html)



Title: Re: Garbage to Gorgeous again: Map Drawers from $6 Cabinet
Post by: kwality570 on February 21, 2019 02:03:48 PM
I love this!!!! You're inspiring me to plan out a project for myself. :)


Title: Re: Garbage to Gorgeous again: Map Drawers from $6 Cabinet
Post by: BeaG on February 21, 2019 02:16:19 PM
That is gorgeous indeed!

I would have that in my house.


Title: Re: Garbage to Gorgeous again: Map Drawers from $6 Cabinet
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on February 22, 2019 05:37:13 AM
This was masterfully done, bravo!


Title: Re: Garbage to Gorgeous again: Map Drawers from $6 Cabinet
Post by: Rosie1981 on February 22, 2019 07:35:57 AM
Amazing.. We just picked up some cabinets at a yard sale for $10 each, they are great candidates for a project like this.


Title: Re: Garbage to Gorgeous again: Map Drawers from $6 Cabinet
Post by: Mistress Jennie on February 22, 2019 08:18:09 AM
This is such a cool re-work.  Great job!


Title: Re: Garbage to Gorgeous again: Map Drawers from $6 Cabinet
Post by: kittykill on February 22, 2019 10:56:50 AM
Wow! That is amazing!


Title: Re: Garbage to Gorgeous again: Map Drawers from $6 Cabinet
Post by: JoyfulClover on February 23, 2019 04:24:32 PM
What a great upcycle! Where did you get the MCM legs?


Title: Re: Garbage to Gorgeous again: Map Drawers from $6 Cabinet
Post by: BigBangMomma on February 23, 2019 04:49:47 PM
Goodness, what a neat idea! And that touch of toddler labor was the magic touch for sure!


Title: Re: Garbage to Gorgeous again: Map Drawers from $6 Cabinet
Post by: Riechan on February 25, 2019 03:45:07 AM
it's just gorgeous!! Love the feet too!


Title: Re: Garbage to Gorgeous again: Map Drawers from $6 Cabinet
Post by: loves2experiment on February 26, 2019 12:31:42 AM
What a spectacular transformation of a not-so-pretty cabinet into something functional and beautiful.  Love this!


Title: Re: Garbage to Gorgeous again: Map Drawers from $6 Cabinet
Post by: rackycoo on February 28, 2019 06:21:19 AM
Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project (https://www.craftster.org/blog/february-27-2019-featured-projects/)! :)


Title: Re: Garbage to Gorgeous again: Map Drawers from $6 Cabinet
Post by: sweets4ever on March 04, 2019 08:26:54 AM
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Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project (https://www.craftster.org/blog/february-27-2019-featured-projects/)! :)

Congrats!!


Title: Re: Garbage to Gorgeous again: Map Drawers from $6 Cabinet
Post by: meowari on March 12, 2019 09:00:20 AM
That is amazing! I love it!!!!


Title: Re: Garbage to Gorgeous again: Map Drawers from $6 Cabinet
Post by: RituGupta on May 22, 2019 11:58:12 PM
Such a great idea to create a mock set of drawers which actually makes the whole cabinet more interesting. I wouldn't have thought to actually create such an ensemble that could end up looking even more intriguing than expected. You've got me sourcing out for $6 cabinets today!


Title: Re: Garbage to Gorgeous again: Map Drawers from $6 Cabinet
Post by: MarkSindone on June 02, 2019 11:46:42 PM
I simply love furniture makeovers! They give me so much inspiration and we are on our way to a greener environment. A win-win situation for all!