Sunday, July 13, 2014

metal mess to shabby Fab. Cabinet upcycle





I have had this little hospital metal  bedside table for a year.  I purchased it last year with a lot of furniture at a yard sale.  It had contact paper on the top that had been spray painted a few times.  Needless to say it stayed.  The interior was dirty and rusty in places and the knobs were wooden ones that have see much better days.  I will not lie to you I put this cabinet off because wow what a lot of work to undo all that was done to it.  Then it hit me I am going to try to undo all of this so that I can work twice as hard to distress it again. 
NAWwww.
The contact paper was not going any where it was stuck and sealed with two coats or more of spray paint.  The knobs came off, I have been stashing a set with it to replace them, and the rubber feet were pried off.  I had a set of round caps that fit in the holes of each foot problem solved.  I resorted to Annie Sloan Chalk paint Coca. I needed adhesion and this paint delivers.  Every time I purchase that pricey stuff I remind myself it is worth with a project like this.  The interior was also an easy fix.  I had some vintage sheet music and Modge Podge.

 I Love the results!  Nope this is not a perfect cabinet.....


However what charm! It has stood the test of time.  It has been moved from storage building to storage building and luckily was not Discarded.  

Mental note on the knobs....

These were purchased from Pier One .  They have wonderful designs in hardware however I am not impressed with the mounting screw.  It is long and hard to keep tight and runs through the ceramic knob itself. 
 Once I had  the nut on the back of the screw close to the cabinet I applied some E6000 Glue and snugged it up.  Not too tight that screw runs through the knob and too tight may break the ceramic.  I then took the dremel with cutting disk and cut the excess off after the glue set overnight.   I have found with the cutting disk on the dremel the cut is smooth.  You can use the disk to remove any burrs.  So if you accidentally run your arm across the screw reaching in it will not cut you.  

I am glad that you stopped by!


Sheryl

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28 comments:

  1. Very pretty.. Your hard work paid off! I love the sheet music.

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    1. Thank you ....so glad that you stopped by...

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  2. Sheryl, that's great. Looks so fantastic! Love, what you have done!!!
    All my best from Austria
    Elisabeth

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    1. Thank you ! wow greetings from Austria....so glad that you stopped by.

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  3. Love this project! I have an old metal hospital cart with chippy avocado green paint in storage. This is leaving me inspired to pull it out and paint it grey. Super cute knobs too!

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    1. I hope that you do...and please share...Thank you for stopping by !

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  4. Your cabinet came out really cute! Love the music paper touch!

    Gigi @ Old World Patina

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    1. Thank you so much for the lovely comment....so glad you stopped in....

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  5. Its the perfect little cabinet now, I have been redoing some furniture for my daughters, things I have found at the Salvation Army, Such great deals, wow an end table on sale for 5.00 is pretty incredible...love your project and am happy to see someone else who repurposes such great little gems....come for a visit

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    1. So glad that you stopped by...and yes I am frugal it sounds better than poor...and love love to give something a second chance....Thank you for the lovely comment...and HAppy Thrifting....

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  6. Thanks for the tip about cutting the ends of the screw off - Hobby Lobby knobs have the same problem. I love the legs on the cabinet. So glad you have saved it.

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    1. Thank you miss Donna.....so glad that you could use the knob tip..anything to make life easier..

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  8. Sheryl...it's fabulous! I love the music sheet interior and the knobs are a stunning addition. Thanks too for the tip on trimming the extra length.
    Thanks for sharing your makeover with us at Project Inspire{d}!

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    1. Diane I am so glad that you take the time to have a link up....I love to see what every one has going on..Thank you !

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  9. Wow, that looks great...love the distressing and the papers used as liners...good job!

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    1. Thank you for the lovely comment...Sheet music is cheap and Modge Podge rocks..I hope that you have been inspired to try something new...Have a good one!

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  10. Love how this turned out! It looks lovely!
    Will be featuring you on Project Inspire{d} this Monday! Hope you'll join in again!

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    1. What a wonderful honor....I loved sharing and all the great ideas people have to offer..thank you for hosting the party..

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  11. This is one of my favorites of yours. I don't know why, but this little gray cabinet is so sweet. Thanks for linking to Make It Monday! I hope you entered the giveaway.

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  12. I am definitely a fan of ASCP in Coco. I have done several pieces that I love. Your little cabinet is darling! Came over from Make It Monday. :)

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    1. WOw Tina first I am sorry for taking so long to get back to you....and yes CoCo is my favorite ASCP color...I also love to use dark was over the top of it as well. You take care...and Happy Thanks Giving.....

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  13. As a former musician I'm in love with the interior of this little cabinet. It turned out treat. Thanks so much for sharing at the Make it Monday Party!

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    1. Thank you I enjoy the MIMP...Happy ThanksGiving...

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  14. wow, spray painted contact paper?!?!?!? that's a first for me. You did such a great job making it over that you can't tell what a hot mess this started out as. I really like the gray color and the sheet music. beautifully done!

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    1. Thank you Audra.....I am so glad that you stopped by...And Happy Thanksgiving....

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  15. I really like your post.Thanks for sharing such nice article.Keep posting and upgrading our knowledge.
    Medical Hospital Furniture

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment and for stopping by!

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