Hello, HomeRight readers! It is Lindsay from My Creative Days back to share my recent trash to treasure project with you!
I have a thing for pieces that have a lot of drawers. Not only am I always searching for pieces that will add more storage in our storage-lacking home, but I love the look of many drawers or cubbies on a piece of furniture. My latest project had to do with a tall cabinet pulled out from an old kitchen in a house. I laughed when I saw it in the thrift store because the person that dropped it off left the tall piece of wood from the wall it was on on the back of it.
To be honest, I didn't even notice that at first. I saw all the drawers from a distance and hurried right over to it. It was part of a built-in because there were no sides on the back or the right side.
Again, that wasn't a big deal either because I saw all the drawers on the front. The fact that one of the legs was shorter than the others didn't even make me think twice. There was no question, this piece had to come home with me.
To make this tall cabinet functional for office storage, my husband removed the tall board that was on the back. Then, he cut thin plywood to fit the side and back. Last, he cut the legs down and built a "base" at the bottom of the cabinet so it was even on all sides.
Now, it was my turn to come in and make the cabinet beautiful again.
There was so much paint on the cabinet that I didn't want to paint over it. I wanted to get to the raw wood to see what was underneath. Once I got a glimpse of the wood, I stripped all the paint off the tall cabinet. Now, if you think that stripping a piece of furniture is hard, you have never tried the HomeRight Heat Gun.
This tool is a game-changer when it comes to removing finishes from furniture. I was so amazed at how it was working on this piece, I did a Facebook live video to show it off while we were working on it (see below!).
The heat gun took the paint off this piece like it was nothing.
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