Hi friends at scissors and spatulas! I’m Angela at 365 Days to Simplicity, a blog about aspiring and usually failing to live a more simple life! But that’s okay, the joy is in the journey dude.
Every morning I sit at the computer with a cup of coffee, like a lot of other people in Blogonia, and I’m searching, looking hard for the next kick A idea. I was doing just that the other morning when I found my next inspiration; drinking coffee and reading This Old House online. That’s when I stumbled upon a great article about re-purposing wall cabinets into window seats- GENIUS! I have a bunch of wall cabinets in the garage left over from our kitchen renovation!
Hold up! There’s something you should know about me- I have a lot of crap at my house, and I want to get rid of it AND I have a decent sized home, but with tiny rooms, so I need to make room! Most of 365 Days to Simplicity to me taking crap that I want to get rid of and re-purposing to make more room in the house. Okay back to my story.
I went to my garage, excited to pull out those wall cabinets and get started. In my mind I imagined the dinning room table pushed up to those window seats and the family sitting down for a meal…how romantic! But it always is, in our heads isn’t it? When I pulled the cabinets from the garage, reality set in as I tried to sit on the wall cabinets and instead of feeling like I was in a Louisa May Alcott novel I felt more like Norm from Cheers when I sat tall enough to reach a bar counter and have a beer!
Well, I pulled them out of the garage, I had to do something with them. Here’s just the something I did.
|Look at this Beauty!!|
|I removed the door.|
|Then I flipped this bad boy upside-down.
|Cut the center from the cabinet door, then primed, puttied and painted the frame.|
|I polyurethaned the table top that I cut and added hinges so that the top flip open for extra storage!|
|Screwing in the hinges.|
|Attached hinges on the other side of the cabinet door frame.|
|I used push pins to put fabric in the frame. Now I can switch it out when I want to change it up a little bit.|
|Backside of the door.|
|Notice the gap between the fabric.|
|I used brown ribbon to cover the gap.|
|A wall cabinet happily situated on the floor!|