Thursday, July 2, 2009
Plexi Goes Chicken
This is our newest piece: a jewelry display cabinet that was taken from bad to beautiful. When we picked up this piece, it was a dreary, dark wood corner cabinet with the absolute most ugly (straight from the disco era) burnt orange swirl pattern plexiglas panels in the top doors. I saw past the ugliness and into its potential. We took out the plexi and replaced it with chicken wire (cut to fit & stapled inside the door panels), gave it a good cleaning followed by a coat of primer, and blessed it with a double coat of white paint. This former nightmare has been transformed into a pretty, cottage-style cabinet/jewelry display. Unfortunately, it's not for sale! We truly needed a new place for our growing jewelry display. The wire works great for hanging earrings and the bottom doors show off necklaces from the attached hooks.
You could achieve this look for a kitchen or dining room cabinet as well....or even a cute corner bathroom cabinet for housing spare towels, soaps, and such.