Before & After: Unbecoming Cabinet Becomes New Credenza

published Jan 10, 2015
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Lucia found this old wooden cabinet with sliding glass doors, and immediately saw an alternate use for it. Instead of a wall-mounted unit, she transformed it into freestanding furniture that better suits her needs, all for a minimal cost…

(Image credit: This Must Be Replaced)

The transformation wasn’t technically difficult, just time consuming. After sanding off all the varnish, Lucia spray painted the inside white. The exterior got several coats of water-based wood stain. She then added some old tapered legs removed from a wardrobe that she had lying around. Lastly, instead of totally replacing the doors, she came up with an interesting solution: she spray painted the inside of the glass white as well!

See more photos of the process, over at This Must Be Replaced.

Thanks Lucia!