We’ve lamented about our love of family furniture transformations in the past, but this project just might take the cake on the most-epic-makeover-ever scale. When I (JZ) inherited my late […]
We’ve lamented about our love of family furniture transformations in the past, but this project just might take the cake on the most-epic-makeover-ever scale.
When I (JZ) inherited my late grandmother’s 1970’s MCM shelf, I started googling for inspiration on what we do with it.
Originally, it had some glass doors up top and an open bottom, but realizing we needed storage, I was leaning toward designs with solid doors.
A trend quickly emerged on our Pinterest board for this project. Without realizing it, several of the cabinets that I had pinned were from Anthropologie…and they were nearly $1,000 a piece at the time of writing this. The one that ultimately inspired this furniture flip was a beautiful hand carved piece…no wonder it cost so much.
Woodworking may be expensive, but I knew we could do it for less…if we could do it.
Ultimately, this project took us about a month to complete, partly because we had a weeklong break in the middle for some work commitments, but also because we ran into a challenge pretty much at every step.
One of these days, we’ll do a project where we’re not just learning the entire time, but actually using skills we’ve built before. One day… 😉
Check out the video below to see how we built it!
🛒 Tools and Materials Used (Amazon links = affiliate links):
Top: Thin Oak Plywood, 2”x2″
Shelf: 1”x12″ Poplar
Doors: Laminated Pine Appearance board
Door Design: All Poplar – 1”x6” (triangles), 1”x4” (inner diamond), 2”x.25” (slats)
8” x 8” Photographs (for handles)
Soft Close Hinges w/ 1.25” Overlay (4)
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