Whoa!-Pause Right There! (DIY Four Door Cabinet)

Building a Custom Four Door Cabinet

Weekend Home Improvement Shows and a cup (or 2) of coffee will help get the creative mind thinking.  Of course, we had other things to do (e.g., more furniture in the garage to be worked on, grass cutting, weeding flower beds, etc.), but right now, we were glued to HGTV (love that channel).  An episode of House Crashers came on and a flash of a four door cabinet they were building came into view.

 

Four Door Cabinet

“Whoa!! Stop!! Back up” is what came out of my mouth!!  “Wow, that is a very cool cabinet.” I then turned to Gary and immediately asked, “Do you think you could build one like that?”  After about 30 seconds of reviewing the picture he said, “Sure, I can make that”!  Woo Hoo!!

White Four Door Cabinet-process-by Alden Design Studio-2

So that afternoon the process began.  It was a lot of paint and we did not have our wonderful paint sprayer (Earlex)at the time, so this was all by hand.  It turned out Amazing!  The four door cabinet is not too deep, but just deep enough.  The storage at the bottom holds the “breakable” Christmas ornaments that I don’t have to box up!  It fits perfectly in our living room, and the piano hinged doors on this cabinet are so cool!  I love the frame edges around the doors.

White Four Door Cabinet-After2-by Alden Design Studio-2

Sometimes it just amazes me what my husband can do!

Until next time,

Julia

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CUSTOM FOUR DOOR CABINET_Wall Cabinet_ by Alden Design Studio

 

 

Cabinet to Coffee Bar In No Time At All!

Coffee Bar Anyone??

I see open shelving, I see an off-white color, I see a new life for this old cabinet.        

I see a beautiful coffee bar!

It is amazing what will fit in the “boot” of my SUV. Yes, many years ago I was introduced to the word “boot” instead of trunk (or in this case, liftgate), as the “boot.” So, into the boot of my SUV went this wonderful little treasure that I came upon in October 2016! I was so lucky to find this one, and I knew it! 

Cabinet Before by Alden Design Studio

This old cabinet needed a good cleaning, but all-in-all was not in bad shape. The drawers needed a little “shelving rails” that my local home improvement store was very happy to provide, and I had to learn how to install them (explanation – had the hubby install because this was just not “clicking” in my head). 

Rails complete – oh yeah! 

Taking things apart is one of my favorite things to do; however, re-assembly, not-so-much. I was very excited that these doors would not be returning to this piece!! After removal, we decided to block cut the bottom apron. So glad the hubby loves me and loves to cut with that circular saw. I must admit, I am a bit apprehensive of that saw. I give him plenty of room when he starts with that saw. While waiting for the cut, my wheels were “a-spinning” for the color combination. I found myself wanting a deep dark stain color on the top and an off-white base. So, I went over the piece with my palm sander (that I absolutely love) from my local home improvement store and had my mahogany gel stain ready. 

Finished Coffee Bar by Alden Design Studio

A quick order from Amazon for the cup pulls and a quick trip to the Hobby Lobby on a mission for “dark” colored baskets and Viola-I had a coffee bar! Sometimes I find myself buying baskets just in case I need for a project. In this case, I “had” to find these for this piece. 

I just love the final product!

Coffee/Tea anyone?

Until next time…

Julia

Tools we use every day can be found on our resources page here.

If you like this repurposing project, be sure to check out our bookshelf from shelving unit post here.

Bookshelf Makeover by Alden Design Studio

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