Recipe Cabinet Redo

 This little recipe cabinet caught my eye a few weeks ago on Marketplace.  It needed an update and since it was going in my craft room, the color choice was easy. That's right, it's no longer a recipe cabinet.  It's been repurposed along with its 'redo'.
If you look closely at the front, there are two small holes that I'm fairly sure used to hold a gold eagle in place.  You know the ones I'm talking about - circa 1970? Ring a bell?  My mother had wooden canisters with them...ah, memories!
Welcome to The Sustainable Pinterest  Challenge, a group of bloggers who are challenged to recreate a pin from Pinterest focused on sustainability. Many thanks to Julie from Sum of Their Stories & Gail from Purple Hues and Me for hosting.  

This month the theme is "Recipe" and I was inspired by this pin.  The color of the cabinet and the white knobs were the true inspiration.  Let's get started, shall we?

The first order of business was giving this little cabinet a good scrubbing. The house it came from was heavily scented from wax burners and this little cabinet brought that scent along with it. Thankfully some dish soap, water, and a blue scrub pad did the trick!
Then it was time to get out the chalk paint.  I used 'Peacock', the color used in all  of my other craft room furniture.
First coat done.
After two coats of paint, the edges were distressed with sandpaper.
Although I used wax on the other pieces, this one was going to be embellished with some scrapbook paper.  Wax would not work, so I used some antiquing medium on a dry rag.
Then a damp rag was used to wipe away some of the antiquing medium...
...until I had the look I wanted.
Since there was no way to remove the knobs, I masked the drawers with paper and tape so they could be painted white.
Mission accomplished!  This was well on its way to matching the other pieces in my craft room.
That large space on the front, that I'm fairly sure once held an eagle, needed something.
Scrapbook paper was the answer.  It was glued on with tacky glue.
Once dry, the entire cabinet got 2 coats of polycrylic in satin finish and the project was finished.

It now stores some supplies.  The small drawers contain the cord for charging my wireless mouse and some ear buds, along with some paperclips and thumbtacks.
The top is the perfect size for some notepads that a friend made me from paint chips.
Redone and repurposed!

If you'd like a peek at my other craft room furniture, here are the links:

New Craft Cabinet





Since this is the Sustainable Pinterest Challenge, you have a few more stops to make to see what the rest of my talented friends have created.  All the links are listed below:  


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Julie | Sum of their Stories
Gail | Purple Hues and Me
Terri | A Good Life
Lydia | Life Beyond the Kitchen
Marianne | Songbird
Julie | Just Winging It
Ann | The Apple Street Cottage
Mel | Decor Craft Design


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Comments

  1. What a fabulous update for a recipe cabinet, Ann! Love the new look and design!

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    1. Thank you, Gail. It sure needed an update!

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  2. I'm studying your photos to try to get an idea of scale of this piece! Those drawers are really quite small aren't they? I love the makeover, that colour is gorgeous and it looks so useful for corralling little bits and pieces safely in your craft space. Back in it's original life would it have had recipe cards in the top and something else in the drawers, or would there have been little recipe cards in the drawers too? I've never seen anything quite like it before.

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    1. The total height is less than 10 inches and the drawers are 2"x2", so, yes, they are quite small. I wondered if they were for spices, but the top portion is definitely the right size for recipe cards. It's a bit of a mystery and I knew I had to have it!

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  3. What a darling little cabinet. And what a great makeover. I love how you made it your own.

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    1. Thank you so much, Marianne. It was in desperate need of a makeover!

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    2. What a beauty! And you painted it one of my favorite colors as well.

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    3. Thank you, Michelle. I love the color, too!

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  4. Such a lovely recipe cabinet upcycle and I love the color!

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    1. Thank you, Marie. That color is one of my favorites!

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  5. Your cabinet turned out great!

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  6. I love the final color with your antiquing technique. Great transformation! I have a couple of my Mama's eagle decor items, but I hate to make them over because of the sentimental value. Maybe one day!

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    1. Thanks, Allyson. This had no sentimental value so it was an easy choice!

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  7. This made such a cute recipe cabinet! great job, love how you repurposed it.

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  8. This is a terrific make-over! I like the peacock color and the vintage-look scrapbook paper that you glued to the top section. Nice job!
    Thank you for participating in Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 19.
    Carol
    www.scribblingboomer.com

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    1. Thank you, Carol. This is one of my favorite colors!

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  9. I love how paint can transform something and teal is one of my favorite. It looks so good: well done!
    www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Mireille. Paint often can be a real game-changer. Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Great upcycle! Yep, I think you are so right about the little gold eagle--a letter holder with one went to my booth after a recent cleanup! Gotta go look at your craft room now!

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    1. Thank you so much, Kathy. Those gold eagles were everywhere! Glad you stopped by...

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  11. Ann,
    What a great transformation!! I love it!! Thanks for sharing it and thanks for stopping by!!
    Stay safe, healthy and happy!!
    Hugs
    Debbie

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    1. Thank you so much, Debbie. Enjoy your weekend!

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  12. Sweet. I love every step. It's just perfect. Thanks for posting at Funtastic Friday

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