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Topic: Garbage to Gorgeous again: Map Drawers from $6 Cabinet  (Read 954 times)
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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/
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 Smiley) Thank you for looking!!














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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2019 02:03:48 PM »

I love this!!!! You're inspiring me to plan out a project for myself. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2019 02:16:19 PM »

That is gorgeous indeed!

I would have that in my house.
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2019 05:37:13 AM »

This was masterfully done, bravo!
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« Reply #4 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.
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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2019 08:18:09 AM »

This is such a cool re-work.  Great job!
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« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2019 10:56:50 AM »

Wow! That is amazing!
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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2019 04:24:32 PM »

What a great upcycle! Where did you get the MCM legs?
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« Reply #8 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!
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« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2019 03:45:07 AM »

it's just gorgeous!! Love the feet too!
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« Reply #10 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!
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« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2019 06:21:19 AM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2019 09:00:20 AM »

That is amazing! I love it!!!!
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