Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Basement Storage Cabinet

I decided to add a little flair to our basement storage cabinet. It’s an old armoire that we purchased at an antique sale. I started by painting it black. Then I decided it needed a little more punch.

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You can see in the photo above how it looked before but I had already drawn the lines for my harlequin checks when I remembered to take a picture.

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I painted the checks the same color as the wall then added a little glaze to soften them up a little.

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I devised a system to hold the shelves on the inside so that I wouldn’t have to put screws into the sides.

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It consists of two pieces of plywood standing on each end with supports for the shelves screwed to them. Then, the plywood shelves are cut so that they rest on the supports tight enough that no screws had to be used. We use the cabinet to store towels for the lake, outdoor tarps, etc.

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The shutter sign covers the electric panel box. You can read about it here. The vintage oar covers a much needed electric outlet.  I like the cabinet much more now that it has a little more “form” to go with its “function”.

I am in full pre-holiday preparation mode and should have some other projects checked off my list soon!

Have a great week!

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6 comments:

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

LOVE it!

suzyq said...

Hi Lidia - nice to meet you!!!
Your armoire turned out fantastic - and love that it's black and white -
Your newest follower - would love to have you follow back when you have the time!
Hugs,
Suzan

Jeannette said...

Morning Lydia!

I love all three ideas you have shown here even if the armoire is your highlight!!

I have a small pie safe in my basement I have been wanting to do this to for years and now I am totally inspired to get moving on it!

thanks for the inspiration to get moving.

Sincerely, Jeannette

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love it, Pat! I love a harlequin pattern myself. Love the whimsy it brings, especially with the curved molding on the top.

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

You did a wonderful Paint-job! How fun is that?
Thanks for visiting my blog....followed you back :)

Wild Oak Designs said...

Wow! Great job!
I would love a step by step on the shelves in the cupboard....
Happy Thanksgiving!
Nancy
http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com