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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Scott's Handmade Wall Cabinet - A Makeover

Yesterday on Facebook, I mentioned that Scott has untapped talent at woodworking.  

When we were dating, while he was in the Marine Corps (OOH-RAH!), he would sometimes take side jobs making custom furniture for people.

Occasionally, he would make something just because.

And he upcycled before it was cool.

This wood cabinet was made from salvaged wood from a couch.

No kidding!


Obviously, it has seen better days.

One of the pieces of glass broke during our move out to Iowa, so its been sitting in our attic ever since.  
And it lost a shelf in the process.  

Poor thing!

I couldn't stand the thought of something he made just moldering in the attic, so I decided to give it the Laura treatment, so we could hang it in our living room.


An although it was beautiful as it was before, 
it definitely is more "me" now.


I tried a new AS painting technique with this one and I have to admit, I really liked it.

You'll probably see more of this style in the future.  

I always try out the new stuff on our stuff, so its not a big deal if I ruin it.  ;)

Too bad, it doesn't quite show up as well in the pictures.

But, it definitely gives it more depth.


And I love the contrast of the red knobs.  

I actually bought these for a custom job I'm doing, but couldn't resist adding them to this cabinet.  

Guess that means another trip to HL for more.  ;)

I'm not quite sure what Scott thinks about it.

He said something along the lines of, 
"That's what my cabinet looks like now???"

Hmmmm....

I'm sure it'll grow on him.



I think?

XO,




15 comments:

Debbiedoo's said...

I think it is awesome Laura. LOVE the color and I think the chicken wire is so neat too! Nice job girl.

Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage said...

Looks good!! Love the chicken wire. So makes it ;)

When I got home there was a roll in the family room and I asked Jim what it was for? He said for me to do something with! LOL.

It turned out great Laura, I just love it =)

NanaDiana said...

I hope it grows on him because I think it is awesome. I LOVE the little red knobs on it, too. It would look really cute as a backdrop for Cath Kidson stuff, wouldn't it? xo Diana

Diana @ AnyoneCanDecorate said...

I just found your blog and love some of your painted furniture!!! I just joined you via Linky Followers. I hope you will come check my blog out and join if you like.

Blessings,
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Anyone Can Decorate

Kimberly @ The Brown Eyes Have It said...

I love it! The red knobs and the chicken wire are fabulous!

Bliss said...

Nub it.

~Bliss~

Kelsey Peterson said...

What book do you reference? You said a book from Annie Sloan? Could you post a link to the book you use? She has so many I have no idea which one I should order!

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