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Friday, June 18, 2010

basement metamorphosis

Do you remember my kitchen remodel ?

Well I was not about to discard these cabinets!


Not that they were great, but salvageable!
I brought most of them to the basement,
the few that I did not need were given to Habitat for Humanity.
Perfect recycling.


Mon cheri and I installed the cabinets in the basement,
and slowly I refinished them.


After sanding, painting 2 coats of primer, and 2 coats
of paint, it started to look good!




Up to here, it had been a almost free project.
But I was not able to recycle the countertop,
so I became creative:


I decided to use MDF,
I purchased one sheet (4 x 8) of 3/4 inch MDF,
and installed it.


I added a 1 inch band on the edge, to add some thickness
and finish the top.


After some puttying and sanding, it looked like it was all coming together.


I got my paint out again, and primed a few times.
and painted a 2-3 inch border.


I added a hanging cable from Ikea,
perfect background for all our art work,
the kids and mine!


And to finish the countertop, I used more paint:
chalkboard paint.
I was inspired by


and voila!





Perfect storage!

Happy day!


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15 comments:

Ali@Honey and Maple Syrup said...

That looks great and such a good way to reuse them!

Heather said...

Your's look great! I am a messy cook too! lol! Thank's for commenting on mine and for the link so I could check out your's!!!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

How cool is this new crafty area! The mdf countertops were a genius idea to boot. Who wouldn't love storage like this?!?

Donna

sara @ it's good to be queen said...

wow!!! that look AMAZING!! what great storage and i love the chalkboard counter tops! so fun. great job. :)

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Wow! It looks great and I love the idea of using the chalkboard for counter tops, especially in a basement work/play area. That was some very chic recycling on your part. :)

Ellie said...

It looks great! Wonderful to have that kind of storage and work space for crafting! I found your blog thru Funky Junk Interiors.

Kate said...

I am so impressed.

Lisa at Paint in my Hair said...

I love this! I'd love to have a space like that. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

Michelle L. said...

wow, that is wonderful. Amazing space, transformed! I love that you repurposed those old cabinets.

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

I love your version of recycling!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Great makeover! I love that you were able to recycle your own cabinets. They look great in white. Oh, to have extra storage like that. ;) I'm visiting from The CSI Project. My post was an older one-- #5 on the list. :)

Stephanie said...

I'm also visiting from CSI project. I love your new craft area! I'm totally jealous! Great idea on the counter...the boards and painting but also the chalkboard. Love it all!

Kate said...

What a fabulous transformation! I love the wire display...I've had one in my closet for a while and have yet to hang it...now I'm inspired!

KatrinkaJane said...

How about some pics of the cabinet interiors...? ;) ((fellow CSI crafter))

Morgane @ Bear,Dolly and Moi said...

thank you all for your kind comments! we really enjoy the storage and the added interest to the basement!
As far as seeing inside....well it is messy! With the house for sale, we kind of put all the craft supplies in there...and I must admit I did not paint the inside!!!

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