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.
and feel free to comment, I'd love to hear what you think♥...:)