It honestly feels like FOREVER since I’ve blogged. It’s only been a little less than a week, but it seems much longer than that because so much has happened. If you follow me over on Instagram you might know that my mom had a very serious health emergency on Wednesday night. Without going into too many details, I will say it’s a miracle she’s alive. God was definitely watching over her that night and for that I am so, so grateful. You guys know that my mom and I are very close, so it’s been incredibly difficult. I’ve been at the hospital as much as possible since Wednesday and life has definitely been a whirlwind to say the least. But thankfully she’s made great progress over the past few days and even though she still has a long road ahead, things are looking much better–praise the Lord. I’ve sure missed this happy little place and all of you, so I’m excited to be back to my normal shenanigans today! And this post is a fun one because it’s all about an easy makeover I did on a little wooden cabinet that we’ve had for years. I gave it a fresh coat of paint and turned it into an outdoor garden storage cabinet for our back patio. Ok, so here’s how it looked before:
We’ve had this cabinet for almost ten years now. And I actually used this as an extra storage “pantry” in our first home. Our kitchen didn’t have a lot of cabinet space, so we needed a spot to store things like cereal and bags of chips. This cabinet worked perfectly for that! But as we’ve transitioned to different homes over the years it’s just been moved around from room to room and hasn’t served much of a purpose. It’s been sitting empty for about a year now and I was ready to get rid of it to be honest, but I decided to give it a fresh coat of paint and turn it into a little garden storage cabinet for summer. Here’s how it looks now:
So I used Rust-Oleum chalk paint in Linen White to give this cabinet a fresh new look. Then my vision for this was to basically turn it into a place to store all my extra pots and gardening goodies. You know, wanna-be plant lady things.
I picked up this large outdoor clock at Target and I love how it looks against all the white. You know I’ve been obsessed with black accents lately, so this clock is perfect. I also snagged these cute seed kits, which I think are too adorable to actually plant so I’m basically just using them as decor!
I lined the inside of this large vintage colander with a trash bag and then filled it with potting soil. Turns out it’s actually super handy and the trash bag does a great job of keeping the soil from falling out through the holes.
I LOVE the little tin panels on this cabinet. I think they add so much character and charm. And don’t they remind you of an old vintage pie safe?! They definitely give this cabinet an antique vibe, even though it’s not an antique at all.
I’m pretty happy about the fact that this cabinet isn’t sitting empty anymore. And I’m also happy that I didn’t get rid of it like I thought about doing. This thing actually has a lot of sentimental meaning since it dates all the way back to our first house–I just wasn’t loving it anymore. Do you have pieces like that in your home? Things you don’t really want anymore but you hold onto it because you feel like you should? It’s kind of weird place to be in, but I’m just glad I was able to find a way to repurpose this cabinet into something that I love. It only took a little paint to give it a fresh look and now it serves a brand new purpose on our back patio!
Well thanks so much for dropping by the blog today. And also for hanging in with me these past few days while things have been extra quiet. I’m SO grateful for the support you guys give me every day! xoxo
Here’s a few other summer-y posts you might want to wander over to: