Entry Cabinet - My first piece

Submitted by Surly Duff on Mon, 02/06/2012 - 13:59

I found this website a while ago, but it was a while before I had an opportunity to utilize the plans as I have a long honey-do list of things around the house (insulation, installing new light fixtures, putting up crown moulding) that took priority. Well, I finally got some time and Hillary's locker cabinet was a perfect first project.

We have a small Cape Cod with no separate entryway, so our coats, shoes, bags, keys, and other accessories ended up on our windowsill or the dining room table, which was okay until dinner started and we had to clear it all off before eating. It was aggravating to say the least. So the narrow cabinet was the perfect solution. I made a few changes to the plan - added doors instead of drawers, and changed some dimensions to fit my space, and I also added trim pieces to the inside shelves to finish it off a little more - and it worked out great. The spaces between the doors and the trim are not even, and while that bothers me a little, I'll just have to improve on my next piece...and there will be a next piece. Soon.

Thanks Ana and Hillary!

Estimated Cost
$105 (paint and hardware incl.)
Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Finish Used
Mystic non-toxic paint, sage green (I think).
Recommended Skill Level


Hillary (not verified)

Wed, 02/22/2012 - 18:36

Great work! How did you like using Mystic Paint? I've heard about it before but haven't worked with it before. What sheen is it? Did it sand well?