Hello, friend! Things have been getting busier around here with my next market just over a month away, which means lots of projects in the works! Also I have been working on something really exciting behind the scenes which you will be hearing about soon. 🙂
But first, a new makeover! An upcycled record cabinet. If I go a week or two without working on any furniture, it really gets me down. Transforming furniture is therapeutic for me; it’s definitely a stress reliever. Do you feel the same?
My sweet mom scouted this one out and picked it up for me:
*Friends, today is Trash to Treasure Tuesday with a few of my creative blogging girlfriends. You can see what they’ve transformed this month at the end of this post – and you can browse our previous T2T makeovers Here. Also, this post contains some affiliate links so you can easily find some of the products I use and recommend.
It’s hard to tell from the outside, but this was actually a vintage record cabinet. I was deciding what to do with this piece and got a wild idea – I grabbed the saw from my mitre box and cut all the dividers out.
Now there’s so much more storage space inside.
I filled the holes with Minwax Wood Filler and then sanded them smooth. Very easy.
If you’ve been following me very long, you know I love card catalogs – but they’re hard to find and usually expensive, so I like to make faux DIY card catalogs. 🙂
The panels were glued in place with my favorite industrial strength super glue which I use on all my faux DIY card catalog projects.
I always have card catalog drawer pulls on hand – these are from Amazon (find them here). Since the screws that came with them are tiny, I added a bit of glue first for extra adhesion. I don’t want anyone pulling to open a door and having the drawer pull fall right off!
Finally, this upcycled record cabinet was protected with Annie Sloan’s clear wax.
And here’s the end result…
I just adore making faux card catalogs. Even if it doesn’t fool someone, it’s definitely a unique piece of furniture to have in your home.
If you’re not familiar with the paint color Graphite, it’s a mix between dark gray and black – like a chalkboard. I’ve been doing a lot of white makeovers lately so it felt good to pull out this can and use it again, and it’s perfect for this piece.
Here’s a look at the inside of this upcycled record cabinet:
And here’s a reminder of the before (you can pin this image on the left side of the page):
As always, I’d love it if you left me a comment with your thoughts or any other ideas for transforming a record cabinet like this. I’d also appreciate if you’d pin or share this project with a friend – thank you!
Now it’s time to see what my friends are up to for Trash to Treasure Tuesday, our monthly makeover group:
Below are the Before photos – visit the links underneath to see the After and learn how they did it.
Here are a couple other faux card catalog makeovers I’ve done: