Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Mel's $5 Craigslist Up-cycle

My friend Mel scored this cabinet off of Craigslist for a whoppin $5! She wasn't sure about getting it at first...but good thing I got an "eye" for good pieces!

First we took the doors off, sanded, primed, and painted. 
If you want to see how to paint furniture click here or here.

And then we headed to Menards, because I had an idea! 
I seen these Back splash Panels and was really wanting to use them on a project! They look metal but they are plastic! So it was really easy to cut down to size.

We then used liquid nails to attach the panel pieces.

If you wanna see what I scored for $10 that day from the same lady! 

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  1. Hey! I followed your comment on my Rub a Dub post (http://ryanandtobi.blogspot.com/2013/07/rub-dub.html) to your site, and the first thing that popped up looked so familiar I had to comment. My dad made a credenza very similar to the piece your friend bought. My sister wound up with it and I wasn't jealous until she made it over into an adorable coffee bar! I'll have to share this link with her, b/c your take is equally cute! Here's a link to hers: http://ntyrordinarysmith.blogspot.com/2013/06/coffee-bar-reveal.html

    1. Hers does look ALOT like ours!!! Like the green!! Question....what did she do with the doors??? Lots of possibilities!!

  2. That looks awesome!!!!!

    1. Thanks Miriam! Thanks for checking it out!

  3. That is a very cool transformation. I like it!
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

  4. Nice work!
    On a side note...I'm a Shelly, too! Most us are Shelley so I'm kind of excited to see another just "y" girl!
    Shelly @ Dolen Diaries