Thursday, 28 April 2016

A charity shop cabinet...

Last week my fella Stu was busy doing a bit of DIY.....When he was off getting an under sink storage unit from Argos he passed a charity shop and saw a bathroom cabinet for a few pound....He bought it. He brought it in and I hated it until he explained he was going to paint it....


It was a dark mahogany colour and it was far too dark for our bathroom....So he got on with painting....Coat after coat. It took a couple of days to cover the dark colour and dry but he got there eventually....I couldn't help but laugh at him when he was putting the gloss on....Flies and bugs seem to like gloss....hehehe


He put the doors back on and the shelves back in and it looked fantastic....I was worried about it being to heavy for the screws in the wall but he put an extra couple in without telling me....I had this big fear of the tiles in the bathroom cracking and us having to re-tile the whole bathroom....


It went up on the wall perfectly and he filled it up with all the bits and bobs which are usually on the windowsill....I love it....It is twice the size of our old cabinet and the mirrors really make our tiny bathroom look a lot bigger....


I think we will be keeping more of an eye on the charity shops for more furniture to upcycle....


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  1. It looks brilliant, what a great job! We had hideous dark fitted furniture in our first flat and it made such a difference when we painted it, although he's done a much better job!

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    1. Ahh! Thank you!
      It being white makes such a difference...

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  2. That looks fab! We've picked up a few bits of furniture to do. They don't look particularly nice at the moment but they'll look good once done! x

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    1. Thank you!
      I think it's going to be the start of us buying more furniture from charity shops :)

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  3. This looks fab! What a great upcycle - I really need to keep an eye out in our local charity shops!

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  4. This looks great! I can understand the frustration with creepy crawlies and gloss - been there with some paint jobs in the past :) Wondering if its given you and hubby an upcycling bug now? ;)

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    1. Thank you! I think it had gave us the bug...We've been looking out for more :D x

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  5. That looks brilliant!! Love upcycling, we did a lot with our first house. It can really save a few pennies as well as give you more space as a lot of modern units are smaller!

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    1. It really does save money...I have seen the same size cabinet and quality on sale for about £60/£80. We paid £3 for it! Bargain!

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  6. Wow! That looks fantastic and so much better than before! Good job done! x

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  7. That looks fantastic - so much nicer in white and Stu did a great job upcycling it :-)

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    1. Thank you! He did! I am so pleased x

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  8. What a fab makeover - and it's a really nice size too! #pocolo

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    1. It really is a good size! Big but not too big.
      Thank you!

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  9. It does look lovely! Mirrors makes rooms bigger and brighter! This is when I have envy as I am renting and cant do much to the walls here =( #pocolo

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    1. Thank you!
      I was so surprised how much bigger the mirrors make the bathroom look. It's great.
      We rent but there was already a cabinet there so the landlord probably won't notice. I hope she won't anyway. hehehe

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  10. It looks great! I love upcycling posts x

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  11. I love a good bit of upcoming! Well done hubby!

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  12. Oh that's brilliant! Stu has done a fab job.
    I enjoy having a mooch around our local charity shop and especially if you drop on something like this.
    Looks lovely Kim :) xx

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  13. Hi Kim, my first thoughts were the same as yours, that it wasn't very pretty, but Stu has done a brilliant job of it. It looks so bigger and better than it orginally did.

    Well done Stu!

    xx

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    1. It really wasn't pretty....I was quite rude about it at first. Oops.
      He did a great job.
      Thank you!

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  14. That looks great - and way better than when it started out! Fab job :) Thanks for linking to #PoCoLo x

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