Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Shabby Chic bedside cabinet

I bought this bedside cabinet on Craigslist for $30.  It was described as an 'antique' and the previous owner told me he paid top dollar for it an antique store.  I think 'antique' is a bit of a stretch, it's definitely not a top quality piece of furniture, but I knew it had great potential and it was exactly the size and style I was looking for.

The inside cabinet did not come with a shelf, which I felt wasn't the most effective use of the storage space.  I added side rails and a shelf.

The original hardware was covered in years of paint.  I removed the hinges and latch, then soaked them in poly-stripper paint remover to restore them to their original glory, rust and all.

Note the addition of the side rails for the shelf.

Blog post by:
Heather Fulcher
Professional Organizer for Hire
Vancouver, BC, Canada