Just a Fixer-Upper today

5:25:00 PM

I was working in the basement today on several projects that will go into my new office/craft room.

when I found this piece in the corner of the basement it was a little dirty, and had no door insert.

I decided to take on the challenge.

The paint was good, it needed a little touching up but I'll worry about that later.

The first thing to tackle was the missing door panel. 

I cut a piece of wood the size I needed and then cut
a piece of batting the size of the wood.

Then I cut a piece of painters drop cloth a little larger than the board and stapled it all the way around.

 then I trimmed the fabric closer to the staples.

Next I stapled ribbon to the back and wrapped around a few pieces to hold photos.

I cut a piece of fabric to use as a liner to cover the back of the wood and the staples. 

I used the extra ribbon and hot glued it around the rough edges of the fabric.

I put the panel into the door and added new knobs to the door and the drawer below.

I think this will make a great piece in the office to hold supplies.

I'm really happy with the way it turned out and it
was free, free, free!


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  1. It turned out great! I love how you fixed your cupboard! You added functionality and it looks wonderful! Great job.

  2. That looks so good! The memo board was a great addition, and I'm loving the neutral colors!

  3. I am a follower! I hope you will stop by my blog and follow back!

    Emma Michaels

  4. Hi Emma,
    I'll be right there!
    Thanks for stopping by... Susan

  5. what a fabulous idea! love it- thanks for linking to my party!

  6. Oh so cute and clever! Thanks for showing how!

  7. I love it! Great job. I'm gonna be a new follower. I love your blog.


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