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Before and After: A Swivel Cabinet For a Toddler

Here's a post by CasaSugar Community member dstirk from the Su Casa group:

I needed more shelving in my daughter's room, but I didn't want to go with a boring white shelf so I searched Craigslist daily until I found something unique enough to meet my needs. I ended up scoring this awesome cabinet and shelving unit. On one side of the top piece is a cork board and on the other side is a chalkboard. The entire top swivels around the bottom cabinet, which is an added bonus. It was in nearly new condition and, not to mention, solid wood — the only problem was the color. My daughter's room is all white and pink. Oak just would not do. So I rolled up my sleeves, disassembled it, sanded it, primed it, and painted it white.

Want to see what the cabinet looks like now?
While the piece was OK in the natural color wood (and I was having second thoughts after the first coat of primer), I absolutely love it all white. It only took one day to complete and the chalkboard and cork board look brand new against the bright white. It's a big piece of furniture, but it fits amazingly into my little one's girly-girl room. Not only was the project dirt cheap, but the cabinet has proven to be perfect for my busy toddler, who's already gotten hours of entertainment from it.

Have you done any before and after projects lately? Be sure to post photos and tales in the Su Casa group!

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mom2mikbo mom2mikbo 5 years
SCORE !! Wow that is a real piece of art.
Yesi-Jukebox Yesi-Jukebox 5 years
I want one too! lol
nancita nancita 5 years
That is such a great piece of furniture. I'm very impressed.
zoorph zoorph 5 years
@ EricaJane: You're absolutely right about the PB reference. Good job refinishing!
starbucks2 starbucks2 5 years
Really cool!
EricaJane EricaJane 5 years
wow, that was a great find! it really looks great in white. this looks like something that would cost a fortune in a pottery barn kids catalog.
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