Last Friday I shared some cupboards I used to make mudroom benches. Today's post is along the same lines of re using cupboards. I turned a cupboard into a book case.
Like I said before, I really just wanted the doors, but when I realized that the cupboards were solid and not flimsy like most, I couldn't throw them away.
I wanted to add some detail so the first item was feet.
I then needed some trim to cover the gaps and overhang. It also adds some much needed detail.
I cut some 1/2" thick plywood scrap I had to create a top. I added the same trim around the top as I did on the bottom.
Here it is drying after the paint. I waxed it next.
Using modpodge, I decorated the back of it with maps from an old atlas book.
With all the added detail, can you tell it was a cupboard?