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Saturday, September 8, 2012

How to build a cabinet using random parts

My goal was to have my booth decorated for fall by September 1st. And as well as making it festive, I also wanted to give it a facelift. There were a few things that were not very functional so I enlisted the help of my handy hubby to help build a couple pieces in order to display my items a little better. Over the next few weeks I'll be sharing those projects and how pretty my booth looks for fall!!

Today I'm sharing with you a cabinet I lovingly refer to as the Frankenstein cabinet. It got it's name because we used miscellaneous parts sitting around collecting dust in our garage.

See? Lots of mismatching going on. It looks pretty bad right now, but just wait. I promise it gets better!

The glass door was taken off of an old china cabinet our neighbors found on the side of the road.


For the two sides we used cabinet doors we recused from the kitchenette remodel at the church where we work. Gotta love reusing!!


For the top and bottom we used pieces of an old door also rescued from the church.


See the piece of wood there in front of the blue door? Yeah, that's a piece of a cutting board that we found behind the garage at one of my parents' rental houses.


The legs of the cabinet were taken off an old crib. Is the Frankenstein name starting to make a little more sense now? :)


The shelves on the inside were made using 2x2's and furring strips we already had.


Here it is all painted in one color, shelves stained and a luan back added to it!!! I LOVE it!!!


Sneak peek of one side of my booth

Here's a close up of the inside. I used a mixture of Elmers glue and water to paste book pages to the luan backing. 



41 comments:

  1. You are amazing--so creative. Awesome project!

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  2. Wow! Your cabinet sure did turn out beautiful!

    Dee

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  3. Melissa, my Husband & I were just admiring all the new additions to your booth. We especially liked this cabinet. We knew it was made partially from old doors but really didn't know what else. Mystery solved... You two are amazing. Dee from My Painted Stuff

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  4. Perfection...love how it all came together!! So very creative :). Laurel

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  5. Wow! I wish I could shop your booth! You are very creative. www.createyourdecor.blogspot.com

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  6. Oh my goodness, that's fantastic! I love that you got that cool door too so everything can be displayed. Your items look great it in it as well. You all have some mad scientist skills in you somewhere don't you! You are good!
    Liz

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  7. Love Frankenstein! You are a girl after my own heart. I am always saving pieces of things. This piece is really cute and functional.

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  8. awesome! so happy i stopped via modvintagelife.

    come visit when you have a chance.

    smiles.

    michele
    hello lovely

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  9. That looks AWESOME! Thanks for sharing and the inspiration, Gail

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  10. so impressive and adorably chic! came over from DIY Show off and I love all your work. can't wait to see more.

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  11. What a great piece you made and the bookpage backing is very pretty.

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  12. Your freakin amazing! Impressive how you brought it back to life and now so adorable. Love the chicky feel of it. Great inspiration! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

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  13. Great repurpose of bits and pieces. Your display case looks awesome!

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  14. Ok - this is absolutely amazing! Can't believe it

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  15. Wow...I consider myself pretty crafty and good with tools, but you're in a league of your own. AMAZING job. Seriously impressive. I would love for you to come and link up this project at my Fall into Fall party that opens tonight at 8pm EST. Hope to see you there.

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  16. You created the most amazing piece. I love, love, love it. sooooo shabby chic!
    rita

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  17. WOW! it looks like it was always meant to be that way!

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  18. Fantastic transformation! Love it!
    Susan

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  19. Wonderful little cabinet, and so creative!

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  20. Your Frank is amazing. You're one creative gal. Thanks for sharing.
    www.PICKINandPAINTIN.blogspot.com

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  21. This is beautiful. I am so blown away. I never thought of making something like this. You are really creative. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/09/reeses-smore-brownies-and-wednesdays.html
    I hope to see you there. I am your newest follower, and I would love for your to follow me also. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  22. This is beautiful, so fab that you gave this a new lease on life. Love it! Popping in via Brambleberry Cottage to say hello, this really caught my eye.

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  23. That's awesome... From Franken-cabinet to Freakin' beautiful...

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  24. That knocked my socks off! Very cool.

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  25. Wow, that's really cool, I love it! And your booth looks fabulous!

    Tania

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  26. amazing! love the book pages in the back!

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  27. Very cool!! Love this.
    Donna from Restore and Renew.

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  28. Great rescue!
    Just perfect for the purpose!
    Thanks for linking up this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  29. It's party time at Debt Free Mommy Blog and we'd love to see you there! Please come join us and link up to Making Space Mondays. We'd love to see any post(s) about making your spaces better. Thanks, Tabitha

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  30. It's fabulous! Love the Frankenstein look!

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  31. This is AWESOME!!!! Great job. Thanks so much for linking up at DIY Thrifty Thursday....You've been featured! Stop by this week and grab an "I was featured" button. Hope to see you again!
    Michelle
    www.thrifty101.blogspot.com

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  32. omg! this is my kind of project! :) love it

    gail

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  33. I love this!
    It's perfect in all it's mis-matched little way.
    White paint covers a multitude of sins!
    Pat

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  34. Great cabinet! It looks amazing with the book page back, and filled with all of those lovely shabby items.

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  35. What a creative mind!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  36. This is my kind of re-purposing! Excellent job!
    Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

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  37. Wonderfully awesome how you put that together.

    ~Bliss~

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