Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Rustic Jelly Cupboard DIY

I love when inspiration comes from unlikely places--such as a simple green screen insert. 
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When a friend gave me an old screen I knew it would make a great door for a jelly cupboard so a cupboard I built, right around the screen.
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I started by building a frame that fit around the screen.  I built two of these, one for the front and one for the back.
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I then decided how deep I wanted the cupboard, and then cut several different reclaimed boards this size (22") for the sides.  I secured the top and bottom side board to the frames with screws.
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 I used the nail gun to secure the other pieces.
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Cut shelf brackets and secure them to the inside of the cabinet with screws.
jelly cupboard, rustic decor, reclaimed wood, barnwood, old screen, vintage, build it, DIY, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2016/03/rustic-jelly-cupboard-diy.html
Cut wood for the shelves and top of the cabinet (the cabinet is 5' tall BTW).
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I notched out the back of the shelves to fit inside the back frame.
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I added two 5 foot pieces of the wood to the back of the cabinet.
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I used some hinges from an old door to secure the screen to the cabinet.
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A little slide closure isn't necessary as the door closes well, but I included in case someone needs to keep the door securely closed. The aqua color that peeks out from under the green is fun!
jelly cupboard, rustic decor, reclaimed wood, barnwood, old screen, vintage, build it, DIY, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2016/03/rustic-jelly-cupboard-diy.html
Some of the side boards had paint on them, I added a little more paint to a few of them,
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A good sanding and a clear coat finished the cupboard. 
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This would be great as a wine cabinet in the kitchen or for towels in a bathroom or anywhere a little extra storage is needed.
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11 comments:

  1. I love old screen doors. Happy memory for me, my uncle Buster would take my cousins & I to a little country store in Paducah, Ky. We loved sitting on the tailgate of his old truck so excited about our big adventure. We'd hop off as soon as he pulled in front of the store & run in, the old screen door slamming behind us as we rushed to pick out our soda pop & candy. What fun! Thanks for conjuring up this happy memory for me Becky. Love your creation as always. I love pieces that have screen or chicken wire especially.

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    1. Thank you for sharing that memory Deb, made me smile!

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  2. Very nice, Becky! You showed so well that old stuff may be still used and look better. Let the Lord give you happiness and more strength and inspiration to share with us!
    In Christ,
    Kelly
    Manager from www.essay-writing-place.com

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    1. Thanks so much Kelly. I love rescuing old things and this screen was headed to the dump!

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  3. How adorable! I wish I had your energy! Happy Easter. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    1. Thanks Cindy! Building energizes me, but my almost 50 yer old body feels it!

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  4. It's pretty and I love the color you chose!

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  5. Fun project Becky! I can always pick out your projects, love the way you paint them. Another winner!
    gail

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  6. What a cute cupboard. I love your idea of using an old screen insert, the colour is amazing.

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!

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