Amazing friends, I am so excited that today is Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday!!
I love a good trash-to-treasure project, and I know you do too! My favorite upcycler friends are joining in the fun today as well so be sure to look for links to their makeovers at the bottom!
Today’s transformation involves this cabinet I picked up at the thrift store for $4:
My Mom had mentioned a couple of weeks ago that she was on the hunt for something to organize her necklaces, and wondered if I had any flatware boxes that I had transformed into jewelry boxes in my booth. (This is my favorite that I’ve redone HERE.) They usually sell pretty quickly so of course I did not.
Then I was wandering through the Goodwill when I spied this cabinet. I thought it could be perfect for organizing necklaces, and would make a great Mother’s Day gift for my Mom!
This thang was a hot mess though, ya’ll! Just look at the inside…
I loved the big glass doors though and immediately had an idea for them, so in my cart it went. I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I use.
Here is how I transformed this ugly duckling into a sweet gift for my Mom:
It is hard to see in that photo, but here is the idea I had for the glass doors:
My Mom has black and ivory in her bedroom and she loves toile, so this remnant I had worked perfectly to line the inside.
Of course I have to show ya’ll how it got here from where it started.
To make over this cabinet, I first removed the wood pieces that were holding the glass in place:
Then I sanded the entire piece until it was super smooth…
I gave it a coat of Rustoleum satin black spray paint so that when I painted the top coat and sanded, black would show through instead of any of the original colors:
It was threatening rain, so my Homeright mini spray tent was a big helper! I use that thing ALL the time!
Then I gave it three coats of Behr’s Cottage White mixed 50/50 with Behr’s Bit of Sugar, made into DIY chalk paint. (Recipe HERE.) I used Cottage White to paint my parents’ oak bedroom furniture a few years ago. (See those transformations HERE!) The white made it just a tad lighter. I followed with a coat of Annie Sloan’s clear soft wax.
To line the insides, I cut foam core to fit the sides and back using my rotary cutter and cutting mat:
Then I covered it with the black and white toile fabric using matte Mod Podge…
I used hot glue to hold them in place.
Then to give my hooks something to screw into, I added a piece of 1×4 painted in the Cottage White mixture to the back. I secured it in place on either side using my nailgun. (I have this one.)
For the glass doors, I broke out this miracle worker:
I picked this can up at an estate sale a couple of years ago and had not found a use for it until now. You can find it HERE.
I found an image I liked by googling “French Typography”, and saved it to my photos. (It looks exactly like this stencil I have from Artistic Stencil Designs.) I uploaded it to my Silhouette Cameo and cut a “stencil” in the size I needed:
I shared how I do that in this post HERE.
I covered all the glass that was not to be sprayed and gave it a good spray of the Frosted Glass spray, then immediately removed the “stencil” I created and voila:
It’s like magic! This is my favorite part! 🙂
To secure the glass panels back in the doors, I ran a bead of hot glue all around the edges while they were lying flat. This works fine for small glass pieces, but I might not trust it if it were much larger than this.
I already had these little glass knobs from Hobby Lobby, and they were perfect…
I found the hooks in a six-pack at Home Depot.
I hope you enjoyed this fun makeover, and I hope my Mom likes it!
Dont forget my friends are all sharing makeovers of their own today:
I’ll be back here on Thursday with a booth update:
UPDATE: Come on a visit to my booth HERE now!
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