Rustic Rolling Cabinet :: Themed Furniture Makeover Day

Date
Jun, 25, 2015

Hey friends! It’s time for another Themed Furniture Makeover Day. I took the month off last time so I’m excited to be participating again! Although this piece gave me a little trouble here and there too, I got it done just in time 😉

RUSTIC ROLLING CABINET

Rustic Rolling Cabinet

So this month’s theme was Rustic. There are so many ways you could interpret this and I have so many pieces on my porch right now I had to choose from. A lot of them are more modern pieces, but this guy I knew would be perfect.

Rustic Rolling Cabinet Makeover

It had this really weird top that spun about 15 degrees to the left and right. I suppose it was originally made for a TV, but I’m pretty sure the amount it moved really wouldn’t have made much of a difference if you couldn’t see it in the first place. Anyhow, that sucker was coming off and a new wooden top was getting put on.

I really struggled with whether I wanted to take the doors off too. I have these super cute deer head pulls that I’ve been dying to use, and although they would have fit the Rustic theme perfectly, I didn’t feel like dealing with painting the doors. They had these shelves on the back of them too which were pretty ugly.

For the paint I used Folk Art’s White Adirondack. I honestly wasn’t a big fan either. I don’t know if it was because the piece isn’t made of real wood or what, but even after 4 coats and some touch ups, I still felt like there were some spots showing through. It felt really thick and goopy to me too.

White Chalk Paint

But I decided to just go with it because I wasn’t about to sand it all off and start over 🙂

For the top I originally planned on doing planks of wood, but when I went to Home Depot and found the perfect whole piece that seemed like a much better and easier solution.

Wood Plank

I stained it using Minwax’s Dark Walnut and sealed it up with General Finishes Flat Topcoat. To attach it I just nailed it down in each corner and it was good to go.

For the back panels I wrapped some pieces of foam core in cute fabric I found at Jo-Anns and attached them with some glue.

Now those baskets. Ugh those things. It took me FOREVER to find ones that were going to fit in that little space. Hobby Hobby had the best selection, but the only ones that would have fit were pretty hideous. Then I tried Marshalls, Target, TJ Max, Ollies and finally At Home. Anyone else have this store near them?

It just opened here a couple weeks ago. I feel completely overwhelmed when I walk in there. It feels like a Christmas Tree Shoppe on steroids. But luckily they pulled through and had these cute little guys that fit perfectly. The handles were more of a reddish color so I gave them a quick coat of stain so they would match the top.

I sealed the painted parts in General Finishes Satin Finishing Wax, my new BFF.

My favorite part about this piece is that it’s on wheels. Not only does it make it so much easier to paint and work on, but it adds to the versatility. This would be one cute microwave cart huh?

Rustic Rolling Cabinet

Printed Rolling Cabinet

Rolling Cabinet Makeover

Stained Wood Top

Rustic Cabinet DIY

Although I’m pretty happy with how this piece turned out, I was reminded why I don’t like to buy furniture that isn’t real wood. Some parts of it started doing this weird bubbling thing after I started to paint it and other areas on the inside had this rough surface that wasn’t fun to paint either. 

I’m just a sucker for a good deal and believe every piece deserves a chance. I can’t help myself! Yes I have a problem.

Ok now go check out all the other fantastic rustic makeovers by my bloggy friends!

Rustic Rolling Cabinet Makeover

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52 Comments

  1. Reply

    Nancy

    July 24, 2016

    Really a nice finished piece. I’m tempted to redo my old one like this!

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      brepurposed

      August 3, 2016

      Thank you! You definitely should give it a try!

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    Dezignable

    July 14, 2015

    The dynamics of the cabinet are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Reply

    Mary

    June 30, 2015

    Removing the top really made the detail stand out. Great job on saving that sad piece!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      July 6, 2015

      Thank you so much Mary!

  4. Reply

    Jeanette

    June 27, 2015

    Bre, what a great piece. It would be so useful on our porch. Great idea to cover one shelf with the fabric too. This is my favorite time each month. ~Jeanette

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    Christy@Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

    June 26, 2015

    Super cute, Bre! Love the addition of the little baskets and that you stained the top! It came a LONG way! 🙂

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      July 6, 2015

      Thanks Christy!! It definitely needed it!

  6. Reply

    Trish

    June 26, 2015

    This looks amazing. I love how it turned out,

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      July 6, 2015

      Thank you so much Trish!

  7. Reply

    Wendi @ H2OBungalow

    June 26, 2015

    I would not have known this was the same piece without you sharing the before! Serious vision on this one! Wow. love the happy & bright color on the shelves and back too:)

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      brepurposed

      June 26, 2015

      Thank you so much Wendi! I’m glad I could give this piece new life!

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    Meegan

    June 26, 2015

    Every detail has been covered perfectly. I love this makeover. What an inspiration, Bre…

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      brepurposed

      June 26, 2015

      Aw you are so sweet!! Thank you Meegan <3

  9. Reply

    Andrea

    June 26, 2015

    Such a beautiful transformation! Love the pattern and colors. I’m such a sucker for anything rustic!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      June 26, 2015

      Thank you Andrea!!

  10. Reply

    Jenna

    June 26, 2015

    That is some makeover particularly when you see the “before”. I’d like to include this in my weekend features post going out on Sunday with a link back to you if that’s ok. Love it!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      June 26, 2015

      Thank you so much Jenna! And go right ahead 🙂

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    Corinna - For My Love Of

    June 26, 2015

    I love it! That patterned paper is so cool!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      June 26, 2015

      Thank you Corinna!!

  12. Reply

    Mary

    June 26, 2015

    Wow did not expect this!! Totally love it !

  13. Reply

    Mary

    June 26, 2015

    Wow, I was not expecting this!! Totally love it !

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      June 26, 2015

      Thank you so much Mary!!

  14. Reply

    Chandra

    June 26, 2015

    Love that pattern and the contrast between the top and botttom. Stellar job!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      June 26, 2015

      Thanks so much Chandra!!

  15. Reply

    Kimm at Reinvented

    June 25, 2015

    So cute! I love the patterned paper. Just bought some Satin Finishing Wax on your recommendation, but I’ve yet to try it! 🙂 Have a great weekend Bre!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      June 26, 2015

      Thanks Kimm! And you’ll have to let me know what you think!!

  16. Reply

    Katherines Corner

    June 25, 2015

    Please tell me you shared this at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop! I love it!!. hugs P.S. ( you can share until Sat at midnight)

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      June 26, 2015

      I did!! Glad you like it 🙂 Have a great weekend!

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        Katherines Corner

        June 27, 2015

        thank you, please watch for your feature on Monday xo

  17. Reply

    Amy W

    June 25, 2015

    Love how it turned out, Bre!!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      June 26, 2015

      Thanks Amy!!

  18. Reply

    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

    June 25, 2015

    Love that fabric Bre! You turned cheap and ugly into stunning (I wouldn’t expect anything less from your creative talent).

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      June 26, 2015

      Thank you Marie! <3

  19. Reply

    Katie @ Little House of Four

    June 25, 2015

    It looks great, Bre! I love how the new stained top pops against the white base. And that artwork, love!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      June 26, 2015

      Thank you Katie!! <3

  20. Reply

    Amy | Canary Street Crafts

    June 25, 2015

    Wow, Bre! I would have walked right by that ugly cart but you managed to turn it into something amazing. I love your vision and talent.

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      brepurposed

      June 26, 2015

      Thank you so much Amy!!

  21. Reply

    Rachel

    June 25, 2015

    Bre this is beautiful! LOVE all the design choices you made to this! I always overlook those cheapy looking bookcases… you totally made this adorable and much higher quality! And your styling is on point.

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      brepurposed

      June 26, 2015

      Thank you so much Rachel!!

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    Karin Chudy (ART IS BEAUTY)

    June 25, 2015

    I can’t even believe this is the same piece! WOW WOW WOW! What an amazing transformation!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      June 26, 2015

      Thank you so much Karin!!

  23. Reply

    Erin

    June 25, 2015

    GIIIIIIRRRRLLLL!!! You are inspiring 🙂 I’ve seen so many of these fugly carts at the thrift shop and I’ve let them go. Not gonna do that anymore after seeing what you’ve done here! Love it!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      June 26, 2015

      Never pass up those old carts again! Everything has potential 😉

  24. Reply

    Paula@SweetPea

    June 25, 2015

    You made an ugly cart into a chic one! Most people wouldn’t give this piece a second glance and now it is quite charming.

    I’ve got to look for some GF Finishing Wax.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      June 26, 2015

      Thank you so much Paula!!

  25. Reply

    Larissa ~ Prodigal Pieces

    June 25, 2015

    Fantastic transformation, Bre! It’s useful, colorful, and rustic. I love it!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      June 26, 2015

      Thank you Larissa!!

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