DIY – Refurbishing a Small Hanging Cupboard

Well, happy new year to you, too!
About some time that something pops up on this god-forsaken blog in 2012.
Today I am going to invite you into the wonderful world of Do-it-yourself realness with a little refurbishing project.

“DIY” and “Refurbishing” may seem two terms a little far-fetched. I basically took the above pictured small hanging cupboard and made it prettier. So, yes, DIY and refurbishing was involved, but I did not put together a new couch from old wine caskets and vintage army clothes. Which I will probably never do. Anyhow, The cupboard you see is something I got for free over the internet via a german site called “alles-und-umsonst” (everything and for free) and thought it looked cute and would be nice on my wall and BAM! an idea was born.

This is how rough it looked at some stage. It admittedly looked a little better before I started working on it. One of the first things I did was taking off the four plastic hooks on the bottom of it.

And I painted them in colors that fit in with my imagined color-scheme of turquoise/blue-ish.

What I needed for this project – that took me unbelievably long to finish, not because of its difficulty but because of my neverending laziness – was a few simple things:
A) My hands:

B) Some sandpaper and a scraper:

Together I applied them to the cupboard and scraped and sanded off the white lacquer. This would have been so much easier with a machine – but maybe I wouldn’t have been as proud afterwards.

Afterwards I re-painted it in bright white and bought these bathroom-glass-tiles, which were meant for decorating the front door of the cupboard.

And thanks to the wonders of hot glue these little tiles, neatly fitting in with my color-scheme, were permanently applied to the cupboard door one square at a time.

I screwed the plastic hooks back in, applied some matching paint to the door-knob and put it up on my wall.
Voilà, behold it in all its decorated and decorative glory:

And what do we think of this?

Exactly.

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