Monday, June 20, 2011

Cabinet Reveal

The day has finally arrived!! You get to see my cabinet I redid a few weeks ago! I got this cabinet from work for FREE!!! It had been sitting down in the basement for years and I got to take it home. Our living room was starting to become overrun with our 20 month old son's toys. I wanted something that would contain everything so it would look like a living room again instead of a playroom. :) Here's what our living room looked like before.

See, lots of toys!

 Here's a before picture of the cabinet.



After hours of scraping paint and sanding.

I painted it with 4 coats total. (2 coats Kilz primer and 2 coats in Antique White). Then my husband removed the glass from the doors. I loved the glass, but I didn't want the risk of it breaking while my son was playing.

Here's the cabinet now!!!!!!!!  (Please ignore the missing baseboard. Our house is one big unfinished project).


I just love what it has done with the space! Everything looks so much more organized. 






The burlap curtains were so simple. My mom helped me sew a loop at both ends, slipped a dowel rod through and attached them to the cabinet door with brackets.

I love how much storage we have!!


Our son was thrilled too!


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32 comments:

  1. found you at the blog party, what a cute idea you did such a good job... have fun

    Pattie

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  2. Hi Melissa,that is awesome. You would never know what is concealed behind, and perfect for the little one to get into. Thanks for joining the blog party. I see you are new to blogging,welcome. COme back next Monday to my place and link up to my weekly newbie party. Would love to have you.

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  3. So awesome! Too bad you cannot come and work some magic at my house! I will have to settle for follow along!
    Jenni
    kissedbyafrog.blogspot.com

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  4. I like the combination of crisp white and rustic fabric

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  5. Wow..that turned out great. Nice job.

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  6. that looks awesome! the burlap was the perfect choice!

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  7. Great job, makes the toys so organised yet assessable.

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  8. Really great job, love the burlap curtaiins,
    Celeste, victoriantailor.com

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  9. what a transformation!! this post would be a fabulous addition to my blog party. I would love it if you stopped by and joined in!!

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  10. The transformation is amazing and gives me hope for a cabinet I've yet to start on because it seems futile!

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  11. What a great job and I think your son agrees! I know what you mean about glass and kids. I cringe every time we go somewhere and someone has a glass table or something. Yikes! Nice job on the cabinet!

    Jeanine

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  12. I can't believe you got this old beauty for free!!! I know a lot of hard work went into it and it certainly shows. It is perfect for toy storage and it's crazy cute! Thanks for linking to THT.
    Rhonda

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  13. this is beautiful! I love it! I found your blog through a link party and LOVE it! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

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  14. You REALLY did an excellent job remaking this peice into an stylish organizing GEM!
    Thanks for sharing!! xo

    :D Lynda

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  15. Thank you for sharing this at my Blog Party Simply Creative!!! I look what you've done with the cabinet. That is an awesome way to hide toys!!!

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  16. I love this! Very cute! Stopping by from the Serenity Now party! I would love for you to come link this up to my Favorite Things Party going on all week =D
    ~Iffy~
    www.stayathomenation.blogspot.com

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  17. The burlap is fantastic! Great reveal :)

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  18. This was a great re-do! Smart idea to remove the glass for now and I love the burlap curtains in its place.

    This piece looks great in your room, too.

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  19. I am just reminding everyone about tonights link party that runs Friday evening through Mondays!
    I also have an ongoing give away link party now too.
    Hope to see you soon.
    http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/
    come strut your stuff

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  20. SUCH a great idea! I love that the toys are hidden away beautifully. Well done!

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  21. You were certainly smart to remove the glass. You could replace it with plexiglass for a similar look without the breakability. Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Great transformation and a good idea to remove the glass. It looks much better with the burlap. Glad you added your link to Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

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  23. Thanks so much for linking this up with My Favorite Things Party!Be sure to check out my Giveaway Sunday(a new one each week)!
    XX
    ~Iffy~
    www.stayathomenation.blogspot.com

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  24. You did such an amazing job on this cabinet! Very nice.

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  25. Melissa , this looks awesome , with four children , I am always on the hunt for ways to contain their clutter , what a great job you did xx Ava

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  26. This is great! I love how you organized everything and the burlap curtain doors are awesome. I'm your newest follower from Homemaker on a Dime's blog hop. Come by mine, if you get a chance.

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  27. Great cabinet makeover for the toy storage. You can never have too much toy storage! Thanks for linking it up at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  28. Whaat a great cabinet and fantastic redo! Having a 3 year old, I can so relate to the toy thing and this is perfect! thank you fo joining TTF and I hope you have a wonderful dy!

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  29. This looks beautiful! I LOVE the burlap! What a great idea! :) Thanks so much for linking up to the Summer Lovin Soiree! Have a great weekend! :)
    Crystal
    HomemakerinHeels.com

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  30. Just letting you know that I've pinned this in Pinterest and featured it today here. Please feel free to grab the feature button on my sidebar :)

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