Turn a Cube Storage Piece into an Amazing Console Table!

Hello, it's me again. You know, the obsessive compulsive can't leave well enough alone blogger?

I upcycled this cube shelving unit some time ago.  It went from basic cube to a console table with legs and drawers.  It worked well but since I'm in the middle of making over all the furniture in my home office, I decided to change this piece up a bit.

Here's the before & after of the last makeover:




and here's how it looks now:


I love the pieces I've been seeing lately that have mixed wood tones for drawers and doors.  I had some bead board left over from my kitchen remodel, so I decided to add doors.

I painted the top, sides and legs in the same paint colour as the sofa table I just made over and then sanded the heck out of it.  Here's a photo of the sofa table that sits on the opposite wall from this piece.


If you want to see how I made over this table, click HERE.

I added chunky trim around the table top as well and I used the leftovers of this trim on the back of the bead board doors to have a good base for the hinges to screw into.




Please note the highly technical way I paint things - paper plate, peanut butter jar to mix my paint colour and paper towels to apply it.   I used a roller as well...  I stained two of the "doors" and sanded the paint off of the already painted piece of bead board to get my coat of many colours look.

Anyhoo.  I love the way it turned out, even it the doors are a bit wonky. I tried installing the hinges every which way on this thing before I found a way that actually worked.   At least I can hide more stuff in this thing and you can't see the mess!  If you want to see how I added the legs, sides & top to the cube, click HERE  Oh and I can't figure out what to use for knobs yet, so that's not done.  I'm going to glue them on with a hot glue gun when I decide what I want. :)

Hope I inspired you with this job.  Happy upcycling!





49 comments:

  1. I like it! Question, tho ... are the doors steady when they open and close with only one hinge per door?

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  2. it looks fantastic! I like the door addition and the different wood/color tones

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  3. Wow Anne...I love this. Your painting techniques sounds like mine. I save every plastic container I get. I use paper plates. I haven't tried the paper towels yet. Thanks for sharing it.

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    1. Thank you!! I get some of my most fave finishes with those paper towels. Wiping slightly different colours of paint over the top of one another works so much better with paper towels! :)

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  4. This is wood lamanent furniture that you're painting? Do you have a tutorial for that?
    I tried to paint wood lamanent this past weekend,... without success. Ended up WASHING it off.
    Would still like to do it... because it's in bad shape.
    Any links, tips or advice would be greatly appreciated.
    Patricia

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    1. I applied a thin wood veneer over the sides so I could stain/paint it easily. Laminate wood sucks for painting!!

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  5. it looks amazing, anne. bravo!

    michele
    http://hellolovelystudio.com

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  6. Great job! Very unique and awesome!

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  7. WOW! I LOVE IT!
    kisses from Poland :*

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  8. LOVE IT! I paint that way, too! Soul sistah, soul sistah! I have some left over bead board too. I may just walk around the house and see where I can put it! And by now, we all know you can't leave well enough alone. That's why I'm reading your blog after all these years!

    XO

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  9. I like the way you used the bead board salvaged from the kitchen reno and the fact that the four doors are all slightly different. Adding doors also must help with keeping the contents clean and the amount of dusting that you have to do. Looks great Anne!

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  10. Looks great Anne, wonky doors and all!

    Tania

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  11. Oh.....such a nice makeover. Quite a creative, rustic-modern look. I love your style and your projects are always a delight to see. Good, good job.

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    1. Thank you so much Leonie! What a nice thing to say!

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  12. love it, you are so creative Anne. WOW'sers chica

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  13. I can't even believe this was once one of those cube storage units. This is the best customization transformation before/after I've EVER seen. I'm beyond impressed. You are amazing. You are a furniture artiste! Did I say I love it?

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  14. Holy, this was a cube!!!! This sofa table has so much personality and originality - love it Anne! Now I'm heading over to your link to see how you added the legs. You rock!
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

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  15. This is way cool, Anne. Love the mixed wood tones, and you gave it just the right industrial touch with those hinges. I can't wait to see what you come up with for the door knobs. Like Marie said, "You rock!" xxx~ Nancy P.S. I hadn't noticed "the obsessive compulsive can't leave well enough alone blogger" thing. Just keep doing what you're doing. . .inspiring us!

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  16. Love the look! You did a great job as usual!

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  17. Well Anne ... you did it again. Very impressed. So creative.
    Audrey Z @ Timeless Treasures

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  18. No way is that the same cabinet....seriously??? That's amazing! Love, love it!
    Shelia @ House of Highlands

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    1. Thanks Sheila! It's so much cuter, don't you think?? :)

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  19. Wow! Absolutely stunning! You have an amazing imagination :)

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  20. I think I said this on another post, but ... CLEVER ...CREATIVE...CUTE!

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  21. Words can't describe how much I love this!!

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  22. This is upcycling at its best! I would never have thought it had begun with such a basic shelf!

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  23. awesome upcycle! love the finished cube cabinet! the different fronts of the drawers/doors really makes this cabinet unique and fun!

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  24. Anne how cool is the end result! I love the first version too, but with the beadboard and varied door colors it's become such a interesting piece, so creative!! I'm thinking about adding door to a bookcase, so thank you for sharing about the hinges….now you've got my wheels turning. Thanks for linking this up to Best of the Nest, I hope you join us again next month! :)

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  25. Ann, that is one beautiful cabinet now! I love that you can't leave stuff alone and I'm glad that you don't fight that feeling!

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  26. Wow...looks like it is out of the pages of Restoration Hardware...it is magnificent!!!...Amazing job Anne!

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  27. I love this! I love the different colors of wood on the doors! I'm pinning this!!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ The Submarine Sunday Link Party
    http://www.usscrafty.com/2014/09/submarine-sunday-103.html

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  28. What a great makeover! The mix of doors looks sooo fabulous. Love it!

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  29. Love it! Thanks so much for sharing at the Twirl & Take a Bow Party! Have an awesome week.
    Leslie
    House on the Way

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  30. What an awesome job! Love this! Pinned, thanks for sharing on DIY Sunday Showcase!

    Shelly
    minettesmaze.blogspot.com

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  31. Gorgeous paint job Anne, you would never guess that was pressed wood bookshelf, love the mixed texture door fronts too, wonderful piece!

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  32. super job Anne!!!! wow, hard to believe--but you sure worked your magic on this piece.

    catching you!
    gail

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  33. What a transformation! The mixed wood looks really neat and now it is such a great place to store little things! Jamie @ anderson + grant

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  34. It has always amazed me how you think up ways to change something and make things you want. You are so blasted talented and smart Anne. I love how you made that cubical piece into an incredibly awesome table/stand. I'd love that and how you mixed finishes with the bead board. I am so impressed. You sure have the eye for doing this kind of work. I had to pin this so I can show my hubs. We have one of those cubical things we got at Target to keep our towels, bathroom necessities in our bathroom. No linen closet and very little storage in room. Happy weekend

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    1. What a nice compliment! Thank you so much!! I'm happy that I was able to inspire you - have a happy weekend!!

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  35. Such a creative way to upcycle it - love it! I'm giving you a shout-out on my FB page this afternoon here - https://www.facebook.com/KnickofTime

    Thanks for sharing it at the Vintage Inspiration Party!

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  36. Anne, your transformation of this is SO cool! I saw it featured on Knick of Time's Vintage Inspiration Party. I'm still trying to figure out how you attached the legs. I LOVE everything about it! Super cool makeover!!

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  37. I loved this when I first started seeing it in Blogland! Amazing redo! So glad to see it at our party! Sharing on FB, thanks for linking up! XO XO

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  38. LOVE this one, too. I have some horrible, very old Storehouse laminate shelves (pre-Ikea, even) and have some scraps of beadboard sitting beside it. It has two clunky slab doors that are giving me fits. I'm determined to turn two of them into one big piece that looks old. You've given me lots of ideas. . .

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