This small wall cupboard made from a vintage cabinet door and a new pine box has been a long time in the making. Would you believe four years?
Cabinet Door from the ReStore
I took this “before” picture on November 16, 2009. Can you believe it? It only took me four years to finish this simple project.
Small Wall Cupboard Step 1
Build a box! In April 2010 I built a box to make the small wall cupboard.
2. Paint & Distress
I painted it with some oops paint, and banged it up a little. That was because I wanted it to look as old as the door.
I sanded off some of the paint, still trying to make it worthy of the vintage door.
3. Paint Again
Then, in February 2012 I painted it again.
It looks like it may have been a DIY Black Chalk Paint.
4. Stop Ignoring the Small Wall Cupboard
As I cleaned out the flooded garage in October 2013, I found this hanging out. I had been using it to hold my battery powered radio off the floor and it was a little water logged, and covered with dust. So, I decided it was time to make a decision and move on with this long-lost-project!
Will this Small Wall Cupboard ever be Finished?
I gave it a couple of quick coats of DIY gray chalk paint as a primer, not really knowing what color I was going to end up painting it.
Then the project was put on hold as I went to the hospital for heart surgery. I’ve been trying to get back to projects, going slow. I thought this might be a great first project to start on, since it was mostly finished.
Finally, The Perfect Finish!
Finally, I painted it with a light coat (dry brushed) of ASCP Old White. After the Old White dried I sanded it back a little to reveal more gray.
I am not in love with the knob, but it covers up the 4 small screw holes where the original clasp was. Yes, I searched my stash to see if I could locate it, but I suppose it’s long gone. I used some oil rubbed bronze spray paint to give it a new look.
Small Wall Cupboard Complete
Years ago we use to have a small cabinet like this hanging in the hallway to hold odd and ends. It was an antique shaving cabinet.
It offers some nice storage on the inside with the shelves.
(staged on my fence for the great lighting it offers--this is for sale, and I'm sure it's new home will be indoors)
I love that ORB spray paint!
I think this project ranks right up there with the coffee bar when it comes to the procrastination of projects.
Has it ever taken you four years to complete such a simple project?
update-I sold this to my cousin, this is how she has used it in her bathroom: