Sunday, June 13, 2010

Peek a Boo cabinets

Unfortunately with this project I do not have a before picture.

I started these cabinets preblogging my projects seriously.

Do you forgive me?

I can describe them for you.

Picture some tall cabinets that are about 30 to 40 years old and that have been in a garage for about 30-40 years and possibly the last 10 years they haven't been touched.

All the ooze and dust and spider webs you would want in them.

But picture $35 for 2 of them!!!

Then you can look past the nastiness and see them painted white with crown molding to top!

Now remember that you are the only one that can see this vision and everyone at the house sale including your husband thinks you are crazy for even wanting these in your house.

Here is a picture of one of them with already 4 coats of white on it.


See how tall they are! That is why I loved them.

We have tall ceiling on our main floor and it would look funny with just little cabinets.

Here is our laundry room before we moved in.



Sorry Mr. Genius was more focused on the fact that there is a utility sink then the high ceiling.

This is what our laundry room looked like after having 12 people stay in our house for a week.



Just realized I still didn't show you a picture of the high ceiling.

Boy I am not being a good blogger today.

Maybe I will just go ahead and jump to the after picture.



You like?

You can see that one of the doors is cracked open.

I want to show you what I did to the inside of the cabinets.

Because they were completely disgusting. I couldn't get all the stuff off. When it was painted white you could see where the sides weren't completely smooth.

As you can see form the picture. I painted the inside of them blue for something a little unexpected and to hide all the imperfections.



Then once I painted them I modge podged the shelves with wrapping paper.





I really do wish I took a before picture so you can really appreciate the after picture.

Oh yeah I almost forgot.

I also spray painted the back part of the knobs.




Also remember this light fixture?



I painted that too.

Nothing is safe when I have a can of spray paint in my hand!



Then I took the top doors off.

Why?

Cuz still after 8 coats of paint the cabinets were still not the same color as the molding on top. A little frusterating to say the least.

Yes I was painting with the same paint. I do not understand why it was doing that.

So I took the doors off and went to the dollar store and got the turquoise tubs.



Speaking of laundry does anyone know how to get a dry erase marker out of a sweater vest?


Ah the joys of motherhood.

Hope you had a great weekend!


I am linking to these parties.

82 comments:

Cathy said...

Wow, wow and wow! I love this...love the cabinets, love the chandy, love the shelf paper, love the color...love it all!

Wonderful!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Can't I Just Be Becky? said...

I just died a little. So pretty!

Jen said...

What a transformation! Great job! I especially love that you modge podged wrapping paper on the shelves. I am definitely trying that!

Britiney said...

Awesome! I totally LOVE it! Especially the darling tubs in the top!! Oh, and I got dry erase marker out of a white cotton blouse using hairspray. It took a LOT of rubbing though, so I'm not sure how the sweater would fare, but it's worth a try. Good luck!

Jenny said...

I LOVE your laundry room! Great job. While you are in town, I may be asking you for some ideas on Eli's room. He has a huge wall with nothing on it and I'd like to put something on it that goes with his alphabet theme.

Merrie said...

Your laundry room is fabulous! It must be such a joy to go in there now.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

That was a lot of work! Well worth it tough!

Carol

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Stephanie said...

It looks really cute! Good work :)

Linda said...

This project turned out wonderfully! Thanks for sharing it!

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Love the color pallet! I have used giftwrap to line the drawers of a dresser, I know what a great impact it is! Great job!

Van said...

Gorgeous new laundry room! I love the organization and utter colorful beauty of it. Can't wait until my laundry space is that organized. I can barely open the door in my tiny laundry closet sometimes...

Jane said...

I love, love, love the colors! I'm always so jealous of people like you who can instantly spot the potential in what the rest of us see as "junk." Way to go! Following from Made the World Cuter! :)
goingjane.blogspot.com

Allison Shops said...

Nice re-do! I am the world's worst at remembering to take before photos, so you are in good company. lol
Dropping by from Met Monday; 18ft Island Kitchen.

Allison
Atticmag

Bonnie said...

What an awesome job you have done. I just love the contrasting colors!! Makes me want to get started again!!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your laundry room looks fantastic.

Congratulations on your top 10 CSI win!

Kimberlee said...

Those came out gorgeous. Great colors for a laundry room, and gotta love the chandalier in there too!

Kimberlee, from www.TheSpunkyDiva.blogspot.com

Amanda said...

Ooh, I love your new cabinets! (AND LOVE LOVE LOVE the chandelier!) Thanks for sharing! :)

gnee said...

Congrats on a job well done. Your space is inviting, bright and much more usable, so pretty you'll enjoy spending time in there. AND with all that laundry, it's a good thing. How I remember:)

liz said...

I'm blown away! Seriously! And I think you should put a tiny mattress in there, and I'll come visit and sleep in the most adorable room EVER!

Rose :: FineCraftGuild.com said...

oh my goodness, that's a metamorphasis. incredible!!

ok. come on and link up:
DO FEATURE THIS AMAZING AMAZING BATHROOM DIY REDO in the DIY Tutorial linky party.

I'll be honored to give you a link back to your blog!

Here's where you add your site:
http://www.finecraftguild.com/diy-linky-party-free-pillow-crochet-pattern/

And if you have more DIY projects to feature, add one or more each week on Wednesday. This is a weekly link party, open all week (for now).

... after writing all this, i am still wow-ed by your project execution. so well done!

Yes, yes, yes, I want to see something by you each week!

Sandra said...

I love the blue inside the cabinets! Incredible. Yes, you are the queen at finding inexpensive diamonds in the rough and turning them into something amazing.

Heather said...

Wow! How awesome is this!!! Please come link up to our Fabulous Friday Linky Party that is up until tonight (Monday)!
Heather @ www.savingmoneylivinglife.com

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

These are AWESOME! I love the whole room! A room that cute could actually make laundry fun. :) haha. I love the cabinets without the top doors - those buckets look great!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

There is nothing I don't love about your redo! Your cabinets came out great and the colors you used, including the wrapping paper, are inspired. LOVE the combo of the teal bins and the blue paint. Love the chandy and the curtains. Most excellent.

Marti said...

It looks great. My mil used to have identical cabinets and I never could figure out how to get to those top cabinets. Love your solution so you can see what's up there.

Tami (Pixeltrash) said...

Your laundry room is adorable. Inspiration!

Lyndsey said...

Love it all! You are making me want to do projects so badly but I have to wait till after baby gets here.

sportzmom said...

Looks great! I wish my laundry room looked so good!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Looks great! My favorite is the chandelier makeover. Wonderful!!

C.R.A.F.T. said...

3 things :)
1: love the name of you blog!
2: cabinet looks GREAT
3: thank you for linking up to MMM!!

The Pennington Point said...

Don't fret over the missing pictures. The finished product is worth it! I love it all, the light, the wrapping paper, the knobs....it's terrific! Lisa~

Laura said...

Wow what a great transformation!! I love the wrapping paper.

I am hosting a giveaway and I'd love it if you stopped by!

Laura @ along for the ride

Donene said...

This looks fantastic! Great job!!!

Kimberly said...

What a great change!! And sorry... no help on the sweater vest. :( I used to love playing with those things. Wonder how many sweater vests I ruined?? :)

Ela@lifeinmypjs.com said...

Would love it if you would join me for my 2nd linky party tonight!!

http://lifeinmypjs.blogspot.com/2010/06/pajama-party-2.html

~Ela

Robyn said...

WONDERFUL TRANSITION! ALmost makes me want to do laundry!

Lisa said...

OMG! this is SO pretty! LOVE all the color! I was wondering how you got the paper to stay on the shelves... Mod Podge is a great idea! I've tried and tried to get contact paper to stick to our shelves and they just pop right off. This would be MUCH better. Thanks for the idea!

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

wow, this room turned out awesome. all the little details make it super fantastic :)

Life in Rehab said...

Beeee-youtifully done! I've seen your thumbnail on a few blogs, and I finally made the hop over. What a wonderfully imaginative transformation!

Megan @ polishthestars.com said...

That looks amazing! I would almost ENJOY doing laundry in a room like this...almost. :)

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Totally awesome transformation. Came over via Fine Craft Guild's linky party :)

Room to Inspire said...

What a great transformation! What a difference those cabinets make - thanks for linking up to Be Inspired today.

Chelsea

Nick Ashley Reagan Coen & Ike said...

I am green with envy!!! It's gorgeous! Try to find Whink for the stain. There's a whink that's a rust remover and one that's for laundry, but they are usually together at the store. Use a toothbrush to scrub it in. It's awesome on grease too! Also you could try scrubbing it with a paste of murphy's oil soap & oxi clean.

Jan LaFollette said...

Wow, that's a LOT of elbow grease...with a fabulous reward. So cute and colorful, almost enough to make laundry fun, haha!

Kim @ Everything Etsy said...

It looks great and I love the light fixture...big time! :)

Thanks for joining us for I Made It!

~Kim

Karen said...

Very nice job! I love to find a bargain and make it look incredible!

Deb said...

Oh, that looks great!!!
Visiting from Everything Etsy.

Sandy said...

I think each of my closets have a Pop of color inside.. some may be a bit over the top but it makes for interesting when you go inside for something.. I love what you did!!
And the 'light fixture' is simply beautiful!
Nice Job
Sandy

My Magic Mom said...

Nice job on the cabinets! The bit of blue at the top is so cute. I love the light fixture!! For the dry erase marker, have you tried a bleach pen? It works wonders on spots like that.

Heather said...

What a great transformation, I love it and I love the blue containers on top!

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

I love the added color inside!

Thanks for linking with Sugar & Spice.

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

That is absolutley stunning! If my laundry room looked like that, I just might could palate doing laundry!
Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday!
Hope you can join in tomorrow's The House that Built Me linky party at Tales from Bloggeritaville.
HUGS!
Leigh
www.lbratina.blogspot.com

A 2 Z said...

I'm a new follower and I think your laundry room looks smashing! You are very creative. You also made everything to match. Excellent.

Anne-Marie :D

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

LOVE your laundry room!! What a fun space you've created. Love the blue surprise inside and the blue chandy! I'm putting your laundry room in the POPP spotlight on Saturday. Thanks for linkin' up!

Pam said...

Your "new" laundry room looks wonderful. I wouldn't even mind doing laundry in a room like that. I bet your family is not making fun of your cabinet purchases now. Yeah for you! Pam @ Sallygoodin

SnoWhite {Finding Joy in My Kitchen} said...

what a fun idea! I love the "treat" inside the cabinets -- makes laundry a little more fun :)

Heather said...

Thank you so much for coming to link up! Hope you come back each week! I'm so glad that you did this week! It really is impressive what you did here. Have a great weekend!
Heather @ www.savingmoneylivinglife.com

Heather said...

OH & sorry to comment for the 3rd time on the same post, but can you add us to your linky party list? You can grab our main blog linky ifyou like...we're hoping to create a specific one for Fabulous Friday soon. :)

Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

Oh, wow! It looks great! :D I wish I were as crafty. :D

Holly said...

This looks great. I love how you covered the shelves with wrapping paper and Mod Podge...great idea!

the momma (aka Shannon) said...

Awesome! Why o why didn't I FORCE my husband to make my laundry room a little bigger...I'm so jealous of all these pretty laundry rooms I'm seeing in the blogosphere!
PS--I like the missing top doors with buckets--looks cute!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Wow great vision with that one! Love the colors you chose and I know exactly what you mean - once the spray can comes out I start thinking about all the things I can paint - clothespins, baskets, etc. Great transformation.

Ela@lifeinmypjs.com said...

Great transformation!!

Thanks so much for linking up to Pajama Party at Life In My Pjs!!

~Ela

Jenni said...

Looks amazing!

Ellen said...

Love it!! Great transformation!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

What a gorgeous outcome! It's really unexpected. I love how tall the cabinets feel and the element of display along the top is icing on the cake. Lovely room!

Donna

anne maskell said...

fantastic job! I never would have thought of that! I'm visiting with CMOS, hope you visit me too!

Julie @ Frugal and Fabulous Design said...

This looks AMAZING! Thank you so much for linking up to Fab Friday this week.

Cheers!

Stephanie@cre8tive said...

Wow,now that is a lot of laundry and a lot of people visiting! And what a cutie helper you have. Great job on the cabinet and chandelier. I am glad you couldn't match the paint of the molding to the cabinet, I think it looks so much better with the doors off and the added tubs. No great ideas about the pen mark though...my kids are grown and I have forgotten all those handy dandy tips.

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

What a great job you did with this laundry room. You should be so proud. It is spectacular.

Ava Loy, Churly Girl said...

Nice! Your laundry room looks really fresh-a great look for the room where you freshen up the family's clothes. I just stopped by from the Lady Blogger Tea Party.

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

I absolutely just LOVE your laundry room! Great job on it!! ~ Laura

Tricia @ This Happy Home said...

Beautiful!! I never thought to decorate my laundry room until recently and now I'm finding inspriation all over the blogosphere. We're moving in a few months and I can't wait to decorate my new laundry room...bookmarking your's for inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Grandmas spot remover. :)

Heather@ Thrifty Stories said...

Love the blue...so refreshing. Good chose for a laundry room. :)

shamika said...

DON'T YOU JUST LOVE A CUTE LAUNDRY ROOM AND ADORE COLORS, I THINK YOU'VE CAPTURED THEM BOTH..