$1.00 CHIMNEY CUPBOARD

August 19th, 2013 in member junk     
BillyJo BillyJo, member
9 users recommend

Turquoise and light yellow.  The original color was light blue and sage green.  Out of my recyled paint from the recycling center I chose the light yellow.  When the cabinet was covered 2 times I ran out. Sooo plan b  2 toned with the new mexico turquoise.
The inside was origianally light yellow so I did a couple new coats. It had a couple shelves that were in bad shape.  I remade the shelfs with plywood and faced them with maple strips
This poor unit was in need of helllllp!
The door was slightly warped but it straightened out nice
The bottom panel was thin plywood that had peeled apart.  It had to be replaced.  So I put the new panel on top and the old top on the bottom. 
Turquoise and light yellow.  The original color was light blue and sage green.  Out of my recyled paint from the recycling center I chose the light yellow.  When the cabinet was covered 2 times I ran out. Sooo plan b  2 toned with the new mexico turquoise.

Turquoise and light yellow.  The original color was light blue and sage green.  Out of my recyled paint from the recycling center I chose the light yellow.  When the cabinet was covered 2 times I ran out. Sooo "plan b"  2 toned with the new mexico turquoise.


This is the second chimney cupboard i have have salvaged. I got this piece at an auction.  I jumped in with the first bid....$1.00.  I sure got the looks. After several glue sessions, replaced the bottom panel in the back with scrap plywood, new shelves, free paint, it finally came out of its hopeless state.  It has doubled in cost now.  I hope to get more than $2.00 on my sale next week. 
posted in: member junk, wood, furniture, entry, bathroom, cream, mudroom, turquoise, 30s

Comments (8)

gadgetsponge writes: Way to breathe new life into that BillyJo! Looks great. Posted: 5:22 pm on August 28th
georgiamoon writes: Wow you really gave this cupboard a new life. I love this style of tall cupboard..they fit almost anywhere!
Georgia Posted: 8:53 am on August 23rd
suziart writes: You will definitely get way more than $2.00...!!! Remarkable job...I have an old chimney cupboard which is painted black and inside a yellow-ocher color. Glad you saved it and brought it back to it's glory!!!

suzi

Posted: 7:40 am on August 20th
JunkArchitect writes: You did a fantastic job...what a difference!

Jim

Posted: 5:11 am on August 20th
suewhitney writes: Good get....great save!!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 4:07 pm on August 19th
rustinpeace writes: I love your chimney cupboards. Your projects are really inspiring! Posted: 1:17 pm on August 19th
MakinItHappen writes: What a transformation! You get an A+++++++ for seeing the potential in that piece. Posted: 1:01 pm on August 17th
TinTinJunkFan writes: Nice job putting this back together! Looks like such a versatile piece! Posted: 2:14 pm on August 16th
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