From China Cabinet to Plant Stand | Upcycling Project #2

Hey there! Mea here!

Ok, so its time to complete part two of my china cabinet upcycle! During my previous post: From China Cabinet to Buffet | Upcycling Project #2, I showed you how I turned my china cabinet into a buffet table for my front room. After I took the pieces apart, I had the top part remaining.

This time, I am going to show you how I turned the top portion into an in house greenhouse!

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Materials

  • Hammer
  • Screw Driver
  • Old Floor Boards
  • Screws
  • Paint
  • Polyurethane
  • Safety Equipment
  • Plant Friendly Light Bulb

Safety

  • Please make sure that you wear the needed safety equipment while you work.

Instructions

Repairing the Frame

Since I removed the glass from the piece already, next, I had to modify the top part of the frame.

Since the top had an arch, I trimmed it off to make sure the wood would lay flat. Afterward, I added some spare wood flooring to the top.

To add some contrast from the previous design, I painted the exterior cranberry red.

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Turning the Backboard into Art

To add a little flare to the piece, I painted an abstract design on the back board and called it Freedom.

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Don’t mind my dog Fred, he likes to play in the water and was waiting on it to come back on while I was painting.

Once I completed painting the piece, and allowing it to dry, I added a new plant friendly light bulb and put the greenhouse back together. It turned out beautifully.

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Once I added my plants, the greenhouse became harder to move so I decided to add some wheels to the bottom to make it easier and more functional. Below is how to finished cabinet looked after I attached the wheels.

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