Before & After: Repurposing Unused Cabinets

published Sep 23, 2011
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After removing the upper cabinets from her laundry room in order to create more useable open shelves, Sarah hung onto the narrow cabinets which she knew still had some life in them. Though most of us would probably think of reusing such cabinets in the basement or garage, Sarah transformed them into a centerpiece in her living room.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

By removing the doors and adding on some fun feet and decorative trim, Sarah turned those ho-hum cabinets into a wonderful sofa table. The bright orange paint makes a bold statement and the cabinets themselves provide a ton of great storage with a fairly small footprint. Best of al, this is a project you can attempt even if you don’t have any spare cabinets hanging around; both Craigslist and local secondhand stores often have small blocks of cabinets at very reasonable prices.

For more information on this creative reuse project, check out Repurposed Laundry Room Cabinet over on Sarah’s blog The Thriftress.

Images: Sarah at The Thriftress.