Corner Broom Closet

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Project by llewel posted 03-01-2017 09:23 PM 963 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife decided that she wanted a dedicated place to store her broom, mop and other cleaning supplies near the kitchen. This area was formerly a utility room and there just happened to be a receptacle on the wall very near the corner (right beside the Dust Buster on the left). Therefore I designed this with a hole over the receptacle so I could plug in the charger. The bottom of the cabinet is made with plastic pegboard so it stays ventilated and dry. I painted the cabinet with yellow flat paint, applied paste wax lightly around the areas I wanted to look worn, strategically applied some crackle and then painted a final coat of red. Once it was completely dry and the crackle medium had done its work, I sanded the areas where wear would have likely occurred naturally to expose raw wood and the yellow undercoat. I then wiped it down with an umber paint thinner mix (wash) to age it and stain the raw areas. It then got a final coat of semi-gloss polyurethane. She was very happy.

-- Llewel, Texas

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#1 posted 03-01-2017 09:37 PM

Another great looking project.

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#2 posted 03-02-2017 01:32 AM

I love that. You did a GREAT Job!!!

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#3 posted 03-02-2017 03:35 PM

Very nice. Form and function.

-- Ron, Montana

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#4 posted 03-02-2017 05:05 PM

I like the cabinet you’ve made, nice job!

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#5 posted 03-02-2017 09:37 PM

That is a real beauty and it looks like an original cabinet.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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