It’s been a long time in coming, and I hate to break the news to you, but this farmhouse window cupboard is still not finished.
Do you notice that something is missing? I don’t have any drawer pulls.
Okay, let’s back up a little. In case you missed the beginning, check out this post: Tall Cupboard with Repurposed Window Pt 1
I asked you to guess what this lumber was—no one figured it out. Well, would you believe it was from a water bed that has been stored in the furthest corner of the basement for years?
Designing a Farmhouse Window Cupboard
This is the design stage, trying to figure out all the math using the repurposed windows.
Assembling Window Cupboard
It looks like I’m well on my way, but I still did some re-designing after this picture. So, I replaced the middle piece that separates the drawers.
Add Bead Board for Farmhouse Style
I wanted this cupboard to resemble an old farmhouse cupboard rather than some shabby chic cabinet. I opted for some of the bead board for the back.
In this picture you can see that I have replaced the drawer separator with a thinner slightly smaller piece. The other piece made the windows/doors fit a little too tight.
Removing Glaze from Window
The windows had some bad putty. I removed said putty and replaced it with spackling. (drywall mud) Since this window will not be out in the weather, and I didn’t have any glazing compound, I went with what I had on hand. (don’t I always?)
Paint Window Cupboard
The cabinet was painted Crisp Linen White, then I went over it with a wash of Cyprus Grass, both from Glidden.
Shelf Placement for Cupboard
I lined the shelves up with the panes in the glass of the windows.
In the upper and lower section I made a shelf that is removable in case someone has “tall” items to display.
You can see the DIY drawers by clicking that link.
Upper shelf removed, lower shelf in place.
You can see I used a primitive method of drawer guides instead of modern sliders.
Removable Shelves in Cupboard
I think the removable shelves will be handy for the new owner.
I used the original hardware on the windows.
Do you like the two-toned look? How about the hardware? Do you think I should have made it more shabby chic, or are you in to “farmhouse”?
I’m hoping I can find some drawer pulls that match. If I can’t, I suppose I’ll buy 4 that match and remove the two I already have installed.
edited to add: I took some updated pictures of this cupboard recently.
DIY Farmhouse Window Cupboard
This cupboard was purchased to hold a collection of quilts.
See more DIY Repurposed Window Ideas Here.
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