Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Trash Can Cabinet Make-over

Hello Everyone!  The other day while I was at my son and daughter-in-law’s place, she mentioned that she wanted to get rid of this trash can cabinet that she received as a Christmas gift about 10 years ago.  

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       Being the DIY’er that I am, I told her that I would take it home and see what I could do with it.  Instead of painting it, I decided that I would re-stain it.  I used Ebony Minwax Wood Finish Stain on the entire piece and added hardware to it.  

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I wasn’t sure if I would have to sand the entire piece in order for the stain to take.  But it didn’t need it.  I applied two coats of the stain to get the dark cover that I was aiming for.

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I have to say,  this has been one of the easiest furniture make-overs I have done thus far…no sanding, no priming, no painting and no waxing. 

I wonder if she will still want to get rid of it now since it seems to fit in with the other pieces of furniture that I have transformed in her country kitchen.   I refinished a china cabinet back in February which you can read about here and a replica antique ice box here.

As always, thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful day! 

Gail

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23 comments:

  1. That looks great Gail, I know she'll love it!!

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  2. It looks great, Gail! I love the hardware you added. It really made a difference along with the stain.

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  3. Turned out beautiful and so useful. I wanted to buy one of those once at an unfinished furniture store but I remember thinking it was really expensive.

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  4. I can''t help thinking she will want it back! What an impressive transformation.

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  5. Oh yeah, she will want it back.lol Great job on it, really looks like a piece of furniture now...love the added hardware too!

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  6. I'm thinking she might be asking for it back!

    Bliss

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  7. Wow...it turned out great...it's beautiful!!
    ~Cindy

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  8. You wouldn't think it was the same piece. She is going to love it!!!!

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  9. Super makeover on the trash-can. I'm sure your DIL will want it back.

    Happy Anniversary to you and your husband!!!

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  10. That turned out great! I bet your daughter in law will want it back now.

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  11. What a great and easy makeover! I love the rich color! Your trash can cabinet got a whole new life!

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  12. Looks great Gail. I love the dark wood.
    ~Audra

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  13. Oh what an excellent job you have done. It doesn't even look like the same piece of furniture!

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  14. Wow!! What a fabulous redo! It looks wonderful, she will love it!

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  15. Great transformation! I can't believe you didn't have to remove the paint first!

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  16. That turned out awesome! Sometimes it takes another person's vision to see things in a new light! I like the coloring you chose- looks fab!

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  17. This turned out so great! I love the color of that Ebony stain! I will have to remember this color. Beautiful job! ~ Jamie

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  18. WOW!!! I’m a bit surprise with the result to be honest and you did a pretty great job! It was pretty neat!
    TrashcansUnlimited.com

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  19. It looks fabulous, I love how it now looks like an antique!

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  20. Wow it looks so amazing now. Awesome job. I seriously doubt your daughter-in-law still wants to get rid of it :)

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