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We often come up with project ideas independently of each other, and then need to convince the other of the merits of the project. Sometimes we just don't get the others' vision until the project has almost fully come together. This was one of those projects!
I (Vicki) had an idea for a landing/drop zone that I wanted for my back door. I use that entryway most often and needed to have a place to organize my stuff that comes and goes out of my house. As hard as I tried, I just couldn't get Steph to understand or see my vision for the drop zone utilizing a record cabinet as the foundation piece. It was only when the molding was tacked into place that she had that "ah ha" moment!
This is truly an upcycle project as it utilizes materials from three different pieces of furniture. None of the pieces of furniture were in good shape so I had no hesitation in utilizing the different parts.
The finished cabinet in its new home at my house. Notice one of the shelves and the vertical boards were not painted. Once the teak shelves were cleaned, I decided they were too beautiful to cover with paint. Compared to the rest of the cabinet, they were in almost perfect condition. By using stain on the molding and shellac on the sides, we were able to bring some continuity of color to the three types of wood.
This just makes me happy to look at, especially knowing the history of the three pieces from which it evolved! The color is a perfect, happy teal!
I now have a convenient place for all my stuff. I always have way too many pairs of shoes by the door, and now I can keep them all corralled into my drop zone.
What have you upcycled lately? What do you want to upcycle? Ever have trouble sharing your vision for a far out idea? Oh, is that just me?!
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