Do you remember the vintage coffee table makeover?
That was a Christmas gift for Jamie, but it wasn’t the only “mom” makeover she got.
This base is something that Cathy and I curbed. She had it for about a year, and then said I could have it. I’ve always called it “nubs” because of it’s short legs. When I posted it on the blog as a “recent find” jamie said in a comment:
jamie said… 3
i think nubs might be a great base for that record shelf you’re going to build me! 🙂
huh? record shelf? I’m building? First I’ve heard of that!
I started putting it together from the ground up. The plywood bottom was a scrap of plywood I got free.
I used my Kreg Jig Jr to make pocket holes in/on some two pieces of mdf that I got from the cull bin for .51 cents each.
The middle shelf is the top from the desk I turned into my DIY kitchen Island. Which I suppose is only fair since I demolished Jamie’s desk that she get part of it back.
Since the MDF doesn’t have a wood edge, I cut some 1x’s for facings.
I used my Gorilla Wood Glue to fasten the 1x’s to the front of the MDF.
I used some scrap Luan for the back. Total cost of this record cabinet was about a buck! I sanded it down really well and brought it in the living room to paint it. It was much too cold to paint outdoors.
I painted on some oops primer with my trusty Purdy paint brush.
I also primered the cabinet. Please excuse the poor pictures. I was rushing to get this done before Christmas and was working late at night.
At this point I didn’t have the legs (nubs) attached yet.
I painted it a deep brown (Kona Brown). That would be Matt checking it out.
After the paint dried, I turned the record cabinet upside down and attached the base. (nubs)
I was in such a rush to get these two presents done, I neglected to take any “after” pics.
Jamie loved both of her “have your mom make it” presents. I’m hoping she will have some decent “after” pictures up on her blog soon. Check out owlreally.com when you get the chance.
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