With my speaking engagement fast approaching on Saturday, I belted out another project as part of my speech. It appears that this week on the blog is gonna be signs. Next week a dollhouse. Funny how deadlines pave the way, no? 🙂
This was a fun one! I can always use more room in the workshop, so this little patchwork quilt reclaimed wood cabinet happened, made completely from scratch.
Here’s how I did it…
2. Cut everything to size as desired.
Remember my how to build a crate post? That’s the basis of this frame too. So I won’t repeat what I wrote there.
I sized my cabinet according to the ‘door’ wood I had on hand. It was a thinner grade and as you can see, one piece wasn’t long enough. So I patched it and made a frame to fit.
It’s just like one more shelf. Cut one more piece and flip it on its side.
4. Screw all the shelves and back support in from the sides. (pre drill holes first)
I just used screws. Again. 🙂
I just rummaged through my stash of metal junk and found what I needed. A little WD40 and they work good as new again.
I messed up on the big hinge and naturally left holes everywhere, so I patched it. So know? The door opens up wonky, but it does work! 🙂
This graphic is the smaller Route 66 in my store HERE.
Hello there cute thing! I so badly wanted to put the smaller Route 66 to work and this proved to be the perfect size!
I chose black for the contrast against the blonde wood. I just LOVE black accents.
So cute. SO CUTE! Lines as perfect as ever.
The design would have centred on the door just fine. But… well.. need I say more? 🙂 I love the hacked up effect this entire cabinet has and the off centre design just suits it in my eyes.
I did not further distress the painted image. I’m finding the way the stencil goes on, it leaves a texture finish due to the dry brush tapping, and I rather like it as is!
Upon more digging, I found ‘a thing’. I liked it! So I just drilled two holes from my Makita drill bit kit (Santa needs to get this for you) and attached ‘the thing.’
I need to go pick up more rusty ‘things’ from Granny and Grumpa’s rusty junk bin soon.
It already has a super important job…
No more sawdust on my safety glasses! Whoop!
Now that’s a glasses case… 🙂
You’re in good company. 😀
My junky little workshop makes me very happy indeed!
And here is the Historic Route 66 stencil. I used the 10″ x 10″ for this project.
Isn’t it CUTE?! 😀