Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Upcycling: The Transformation Of An Old Cabinet To Contemporary Vintage Merchant Box Chic.

Home Sweet Home.
Covered in chipped paint, and without so much as a drawer handle,this 1970s cabinet certainly had the appearance of one that had come to the end of its useful life.
Made from teak,and heavily varnished,I have no doubt it was my aunt's pride and joy as it adorned her dining room way back when.A subsequent attempt to update it with some french white paint had done little to give it any wow factor.
And so,it lay for more years than I care to remember,in my back porch unused-drawers without handles are not convenient for dumping stuff!

Inspired By Wine Boxes!

Any issues with the cabinet were really only aesthetic.In fact the wood was in excellent condition,and all drawers were present and correct-even if one (there's always one!) insisted on jamming and required,at one point,the use of a rubber mallet to open it.
So,what to do to breath new life, and hopefully, some oomph into this furniture.
I have been collecting wooden wine boxes now for a few years,with the intention of doing'something' with them,and I love the trend for incorporating wine boxes into cabinets,bookcases etc;.I wanted to try something like this,but with a twist.
The transformation begins...........
7 Drawers to tackle......................
Moldings gone..............................
Graphics in progress...........and checking for fit...................

Rain drives us indoors...............


Shaping up.....................................



Safe delivery to new home.......
                             

Yes!


To read the details of the transformation,just click below..