Friday, July 20, 2012

NO DRAWERS IN MY DRAWER! wall cabinet

So I had all these drawers lying around from an old waterbed frame compliments from my neighbor who had purchase a new bed and wanted to know if I would like to use the wood and drawers for any of my projects...and me the JUNK Queen never passes up on an opportunity for free wood LOL!
So I thought to myself, SELF... what can I make out of these drawers?
Then I got to thinking that I was needing a new cabinet to go over the toilet in the bathroom to hold the toilet paper and other bathroom accessories.
So from one of the drawers this is what I made...

A CABINET TO GO OVER THE TOILET


HERE IS HOW I DID IT.... 

First I started with a drawer that I acquired from my neighbor who was throwing away her old water bed frame that had drawers in it and some window shutters that I picked up from a garage sale that were just the right dimensions for this project.


Then I framed out the front of the drawer and added a shelf to the center


I made the dimensions of the frame so that the doors could be mounted on the outside.
I prefer this look rather than the flush look, I think it adds more character to the cabinet,
plus I already had the hinges that mounted this way...:)


I filled all the holes with wood putty as you can see no more handle on top.
If you wanted to keep the handle on top to keep the character of the drawer you can do so,
but I prefer not to.


I then primed and painted the entire shelf with some white paint that I already had
and let it dry....


Once it had dried I took my orbital sander and sanded it to give it the distressed look that I was looking for...


I then took some stain, which I used an early american stain and a brush and smeared it all over the surfaces that I sanded off ...you don't have to be real neat in this part as you can see LOL! 


I then got a rag and wiped off the excess to get the color that I was looking for.
And then I used a spray clear coat over the entire cabinet to seal it and stop the stain from rubbing off.


I then added the hinges and hung,.... ready for all my bathroom accessories..:)


AND HERE IT IS....


Hope you enjoyed my drawer tutorial.
Cheers! 
and feel free to comment, I'd love to hear what you think♥...:)

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46 comments:

  1. where did you get the shutters? I have not been able to find any in our local home improvement stores or online

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    1. I go to a lot of Garage sales LOL! also when we purchased this old house they were everywhere, on the windows on cabinets in the basement and so on......I have tons that are still waiting for me to do something with I have also picked them up @ my Local resale store... But lately I haven't seen too many since I think everyone has the same Idea to use them for crafts...:) Hope this helps Cheers!

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  2. Read near the beginning of her tutorial...she mentions that she found them just by chance at a local rummage and had been hanging on to them for a project.

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  3. Absolutely MARVELOUS!!! I love this idea! I am always helping my friend with her rent houses and creating extra storage...especially in the bathroom...is sometimes quite a chore!! And this is an EXCELLENT idea!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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    1. Thank you so much and You are very welcome =)

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  4. Great job! Excellent and charming new life for an old drawer.

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  5. Now I know how to get cabinets in my laundry room. Thanks.

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  6. What a fantastic idea. The cabinet looks great.

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  7. I honestly think this is one of the coolest and cutest thing I have ever seen! I love it SO MUCH! I blog over at http://www.2crafty4myskirt.blogspot.com/ Every Friday I feature a fellow crafter. I would love to feature you and this porject in an upcoming Friday. If you are interested please let me know toocraftyformyskirt@hotmail.com

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  8. Thank you so much for your kind words Alese... I would be honored for you to feature my blog Thank you so much♥. I am now following your blog..:)

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  9. Love, love, love this! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  10. It just occurred to me that if you turn the drawer upside down, you can use the drawer handle to hang a towel, your projects are amazing!

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    1. That Is an awesome Idea Edna...Thanks for Sharing and Your sweet Comment..:^)

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  11. found you at beckie's roadkill rescue! LOVE this project. I have drawers, I have shutters...putting this on my list of things to do.

    gail

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    1. So jealous - I have drawers but NO shutters - just can't get them here. Will have to find an alternative!

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    2. Tracey... Instead of shutters You could make the doors from A few pieces of wood and join them together to look like an old barn door.. I have done one like that too It came out real cool looking
      Check it out HERE:

      http://tcdesigns1968.blogspot.com/p/stuff-i-have-made.html
      and Click on the link for Wall Cabinets I Have Made...Cheers!

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  12. I love the sabby-chic look!! Great idea, Thanks so much for sharing!
    Lucia

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  13. Congrats on the feature over at Roadkill Rescue - love it!
    Love the idea of framing out the front of the drawer - I have ideas - will share them once I get them done - if they work that is ;-)

    Trace x

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    1. Thanks Tracey I can't wait to see them...:^)

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  14. I'm on my way to the garage to make one now. Literally!
    Thank you

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  15. Great idea! Your step by steps are very cool! Now where did the Flush sign come from? I love that!

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    1. Thank You For your Comment... I made the Flush sign myself... You can Visit My FaceBook Page and Check out all the other signs I have Made also..
      Here https://www.facebook.com/TaniaCdesigns

      Cheers! Tania

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  16. Wow, Love it! I have a drawer that is just waiting to be altered. Perfect! Thanks!

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  17. Add my feelings of joy to your growing list of admirers! I have a couple of drawers from a small cabinet I bought at a thrift store that were in sort of bad shape (making a one drawer bedside stand out of it) but thought I might be able to replace the thin bottoms with new wood. They should be just the right size for the bathroom cabinet and an inexpensive trial run since I paid less than $4 for the whole thing! Thanks for the great idea!

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  18. Perfect Repurpose! Thanks for the inspiration

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  19. Awesome !! This is EXACTLY what I've been looking for ... Thank You !!

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  20. Wow! I have four nice dove-tailed dresser drawers and need a bathroom cabinet so hopefully I can create something similar! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  21. I cannot say enough, really, everything has been said but I find this just so creative and imaginative that I had to tell you. I would never, ever thought of using a drawer for a cabinet. I love it. I am now a follower...smile! Thank you for your inspiration!

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