My grandma has had a corner cabinet in her dining room since I can remember. I'm sure it's been there since they built their house, several years before I was born, and it's still there. I love that cabinet, although it's overfull, it's full of lots of memories, and that's amazing. It's also the most quaint little piece of furniture. I think every dining room or kitchen needs a corner cabinet in it.
When I bought my first home many years ago now it also had a corner cabinet, this one built into the corner of the kitchen. I LOVED it! I began to collect things for the very first time in my life and started filling it. When I no longer lived there, I never had another cabinet like it again, until now. Let's fast forward to yesterday. I found a STEAL on an antique corner cabinet for $20. It was worth much more as-is, but I paid their asking price and toted it home.
It was far nicer than I had even expected, and once I got it home I wasted no time getting to work. I wanted to paint it chalked-black to match the other things in my dining room. I also planned to distress it. I knew immediately I would need to head to Hobby Lobby to get some exquisite handles and drawer pulls. They did not disappoint with their selection.
I found the perfect handles and worked my bottom off to finish the piece so I could get it put back together and use it. I have waited a long time for a piece like this. Kudos to my amazing husband who helped me with pick up, moving it, and putting it back together. I couldn't have done it without him.
I'm thankful for the opportunity to remake this beautiful cabinet and have it stand in my dining room. Now, I officially don't have a place for my small Vintage Christmas tree, as this corner has stood empty previously and I stuck a Christmas Tree in it this year to fill it during the holiday season. I guess that tree will have to find a new home at my house next year.
I am writing this blog in two-fold. 1. If you find a piece you love, make it your own. You can do it, don't be scared to jump right in and paint sand, and put your personal touches on it. There are so many different ways you can make something new out of something old, and 2. I promised I'd share the final product with you when finished. It is finished, but it doesn't have anything in it yet. I'll post an updated picture once I fill it. I see a junkin' day coming soon!
I hope you enjoy this recreation/upcycle, and I hope it inspires you to do something on your own! If you do, share it with me; I'd love to see what you come up with.
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