Upcycling Projects Reveal! 

So here is the big reveal for this cute little cabinet I found languishing on a street corner..

Remember how it used to look:

I did consider doing a hot pink or floral/decoupage/something funky but in reality it’s going in my kitchen and will hold the kids art supplies so for now I just wanted functional and for it to be finished fast!

The cupboard is definitely smaller than standard modern units and my kids have a lot of art supplies, sooooo


I turned it into a kind of ad hoc Welsh dresser! The shelving top part was also a ‘free find’ on another street corner.


And here it is fulfilling its purpose.  I was going to try and do a nice ‘styled’ shot, but lets just keep it real!!  This won’t look even this neat for very long!!


Really not bad at all for two freebies and left over paint from my kitchen units!  Now I just need to either find a matching original handle for that other drawer (unlikely) or find some cute little ones from Anthropologie or somewhere (much more tempting!)

Love it when something comes out how you imagined it in your head!

Have a great weekend




  1. Thimberlina

    October 7, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    Brilliant! I’ve just forwarded a link to this to my mum, she’s about to embark on up cycling some furniture.

  2. PaperPuff

    October 7, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    Super makeover. I love that you added the top section. Nice jib!

  3. PaperPuff

    October 7, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    I meant job, not jib! Arrgh!

    1. sewmakeme

      October 7, 2016 at 3:24 pm

      Lol, thanks, I got what you meant.. 😂

  4. katyquilts

    October 7, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    I love this! I can’t believe you got it for free. I’ve paid good money for a cabinet like that!

  5. MrsCraft

    October 7, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    That’s brilliant. I really like the colours and that dresser top looks perfect with it. Good luck keeping it tidy!

  6. neela

    October 8, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    Love that, especially as it’s free and upcycled! Nee x

Leave a Reply