Hi Friends! I’m just finishing up this farmhouse cabinet and wanted to share it with all of you. Now that the kids are back in school and I have a moment, even an hour to work on a few projects, this is the project I’m finishing up first. It’s been sitting in my front room for probably 2 months…anyone else ever have projects looming all over their house?
There have been alot of headaches with this cabinet, many of which were brought on by the hardware store that cut my wood wrong ( I mean an inch wrong…how does this happen???) and mishaps that I didn’t notice when I bought the cabinet. I purchased this old cabinet at a thrift store a while back for $20 and knew that I wanted to add these old rusty castors that I had found at a junk yard and turn it into a cabinet for dishes. As it turns out, this used to be a gun cabinet and someone had converted it and added shelves. So I converted it a little more. I had to rip off this ugly backing that the last person had glued to the wood and then scrape off the glue, well at least most of it. Whatever kind of glue they used did not want to come off so I thought I would just add my own wood on top of it on the inside of the cabinet. And then I thought again haha, and just painted over the glue…it actually gives the wood a nice texture and blends in very well. I was happy with it after just painting it so I moved on to cleaning the glass, painting the rest of the cabinet, adding castors, and then (MISTAKE) taking my wood to my local hardware store to be cut. I needed a table saw and we didn’t have one so I’m always trying to find a place that will cut wood for me. I decided to use this old weathered wood that I had found a while back for the shelves to make the cabinet a little more rustic. Well, after the guy cut my boards an inch too short, yes an inch, I wanted to cry and came home to try to figure out my next step. The manager did end up giving me $20 cash for the mistake which ended up making my cabinet free, which is at least better than nothing. The tough part about getting weathered wood cut is that it can’t be replaced. I can’t just sit some boards outside overnight and expect them to have that rustic weathered goodness. Needless to say, I will be saving up for a table saw. I tried the boards anyways in the cabinet for shelving and much to my surprise they still looked great and I could barely tell the difference. It’s an old farmhouse cabinet…it doesn’t have to be perfect right?! Now to just finish off the top piece. I hope that you all enjoy the before and almost after of my gun cabinet turned farmhouse cabinet on castors.
This is the before of the cabinet…
I ripped off the backing and this is the glue mess that I was left with…I scraped off what I could and then painted over it with my chalk paint recipe. I then ripped off the corner trim on the inside so I could have more of a clean line look with no rounded corners.
There was a gap on both ends that I cut a 1×10 board to fit and then used screws to attach it.
I already had these oversized castors to use for the bottom. My hubs then drilled the holes and attached the castors for me. What a sweet guy!
And finally…the after!
Have a great day my friends! I hope that this little tutorial will help you to think outside the box when you find those thrift store bargains.
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