I needed a cabinet to hide that mess of products that all of us girls “need” and because of my limited space it had to be custom made. So, of course, I started my search for lumber in my stash pile. I had these futon frames that I had purchased at a yard sale with the intent to one day make them into a country cabinet because they are pine and a little distressed.
To get the height I wanted, I did have to double them up because they are only 30″ long. I started with the sides and back. The 1 x 2’s on the inside not only hold the boards together but are also the shelf supports. The top and bottom are more of the same pine boards cut down to fit. The front is framed out with 1 x 3’s and the door is made from more of the pine boards, ripped down to 1 x 2’s. I backed the inside of the door openings with 1/4″ plywood veneer. Then trimmed the top out with small decorative molding and a simple triangle stencil.
Ok now the inside… I know yikes, what a mess. This is why the door remains closed when not in use. The cabinet takes up very little floor space but provides great storage and easy access to my make-up, jewelry and hair care products. My one regret is that I didn’t leave the bottom open so the stool could be stored on the inside. I know the size of this cabinet would not work for all women, most probably have more products then me. I’m not a real girly girl but hopefully it will get your creative juices flowing on ways to hide that messy make-up and irritating appliance cords.