An old stereo cabinet gets a modern makeover. We have all seen them, they are discarded, deemed useless filled with old speaker boxes, slots for all your albums. All that can be removed from the inside and what you have left is a great little storage cabinet. I've seen them used in small apartments for wine bottle storage or cocktail bar, bedroom storage, shoe cabinet, office filing organization, toy storage the possibilities are endless.
Have you ever wanted to know what to do with a cabinet with broken glass, replace it right? Well not if its curved it makes it a little more difficult. The easy fix is to replace it with wire, chicken wire to be specific.
Now all is needs is a little paint, I thought I would keep it simple and go with white.
The first hutch was just a plain old wood hutch and needed a little pizzaz to I used black to give it that classic finish and Scotland Isle green by Behr to give it some interest and brighten it up.
Botanical Hutch After
Second Hutch Farmhouse Style
This cabinet came out of old house here locally and was in sad shape. I cleaned it up and used Venus Teal by Behr on the outside then lightly dry brushed it in white. I then sanded the whole piece to bring out some of the white underneath while keeping some of its aged patina.
I have always loved old books the smell the colors the history. When they fall apart its a sad day but what do you do with them? Never say the word "trash", "recycle" might be ok but in my house the word is UP-Cycle!!!
So when a lamp in our office needed a shade I naturally thought old book spines.
I have used book spines before as Bookmarks and they turned out great so why not a lampshade. All I had to do was take my old falling apart books and with a razor blade carefully remove the spine of the book. Then with a piece of wire poked through the top I attached it to the lamp frame.