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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Tall Prim Cabinet

My mind would not settle until I made this cabinet.  Sometimes that can be so annoying.  I wanted to build a tall cabinet out of the leftover porch wood and pallets.  I had envisioned it much wider, but I did not have enough of the right kind of wood for the top and the base. I started off making the door and gathered wood for the frame.
I built the sides alternating thin and wide boards.  I like the look of it not being uniform.  Before I painted it, the cabinet looked like a Big Top Tent.
I tried to make sure the shelves would be level, but I ended up doing this all over when the cabinet was finished. :)
I decided to use up my old kitchen cabinet paint. Rustic Cedar was the color. It is oil based.  Have I told you how spoiled I am from using chalk paint.  I never want to use oil again.  It took forever to dry!  Here is a pic of the color before and after stain.  The dark walnut stain made it a barn red color.
I had my oldest son whittle a piece of wood for my lock.
I reused some hinges I took off of something.
This picture makes the color of the cabinet look orange...It is NOT orange looking.
Here it is 4'5" tall and 20.25" wide
I know these are bad pics.  It was a cloudy day, and my camera did not want to focus right.  I wanted to use natural lighting so the color looked natural.  Oh well.....
What was so great about making this cabinet is that I was able to make it without buying a single item...just my time.

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11 comments:

  1. totally cool cabinet! love it! I am spoiled with chalk paint too, I hate all other paint....ha ha

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  2. You are one talented lady, Tammy! This is a great primitive cabinet. The little detail of a hand-carved latch makes it appear as old as the hills. Are you selling or keeping this beauty?
    (No more oil paint for me either! I hate the clean up.)

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  3. LOVE it, Tammy!!! So nice!!!

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  4. Wooooah!
    This baby looks like it was made decades ago for a pantry, maybe a broom/cleaning closet, and maybe even a very prim linen closet.
    You did a GREAT job! Love the color, love the chunkiness, love the whole darned thing.

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  5. Love it, wonderful job. and Free!

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  6. I am so impressed with your cabinet. It really does remind me of a cabinet that was in my grandparents home. I am also impressed that you really did use what you had. Nice job.
    I love it!

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  7. Love it! You did a great job and I love the color!
    Kim

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  8. It is beautiful in person.lol Wilson, you did a great job on the handle to lock it. <3 it!

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  9. I love how rustic it looks and the colour is perfect!

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  10. Your cabinet looks amazing! Love the finish on the outside, lovely color.

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  11. I've been looking at loads of cabinets the past few days for ideas for building my own and this one is the closest I've seen to how I want mine to look! This looks amazing and I like the color, though I have a bunch of walnut and cherry boards with some gorgeous grain that I plan on simply coating with a few coats of poly so they keep their color and grain. Thanks for sharing this beautiful design!

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