Tuesday, February 7

Before and After: Cabinet

We found this cabinet in one of our sheds (mmmm sheds) when we moved in, underneath the orange paint, wasps nest and cobwebs we saw a bit of potential, plus we are in need of furniture. Moving from one bedroom to an entire house does that to you.
It took me about 4 hours over a couple of days to get this beauty functioning again and it cost about $20 for paint and a replacement bit of ply for the top.
I washed (scrubbed actually), sanded, removed the top then cut and nailed in a new one.
I gave it three coats of paint in 'Red Alert', but decided to paint the inside of the door in 'Mermaid Splash' (both British Paints).
I left the inside as it is because a) we both love rustic and it has a certain charm and b) I might think of something amazing to do with it later.

Oh yeah and we made it our booze cabinet, because y'know, everyone needs one of those (all donations to expand contents of booze cabinet most welcome). I added fairy lights, et voila! I love how the red of the cabinet picks up the red of Surry Hills, our old home!

* Artwork from red dog design
* Cardboard radio from Suck UK


  1. Eeeeeeeeeeeeek!

    This is an awesome transformation!
    I love that it's a booze cabinet! you have given me a ton of ideas with this one post. See I have a blank spot near the entry to our little place, and well my hubby's wine collection has been growing lately....
    I love it!

    Where oh where did you get the town names from? I love it! Would REALLY love to know!!!

    Glad you're enjoying wagga!


  2. OMG honey that looks amazing!! Although I must admit I kind of liked the orange..lol

  3. This looks so great! I love the contrast blue on the inside of the door. It reminds me that I have a dilapidated chair waiting for me to tend to it. xo

  4. oooh, I love it!! You did an excellent job! :) Your home is looking great :)

  5. it looks brilliant and it's red. love red. i was going to ask about the artwork above but found the link you left. thank you.

  6. tassie country galFebruary 8, 2012 at 2:30 PM

    hi your cupboard looks fab, we have one almost identical found on our local country tip...I stripped ours back( it was also red!!!) and painted it green, very bright green!!! looks great in the kitchen near the tangerine wall...:) living in the country in such fun and the op shops are amazing down our way

  7. Love, love, love! And I've only seen a few pictures of your house but I'm already very much in love with it too! Have you ever been to the site OffbeatHome.com? You might like it.

  8. I came here via Maxabella Loves and I got lost looking around your blog. Beautiful pictures and I can't wait to see more of your new place.


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