I made this a built-in cabinet instead of freestanding. I am so in love with how it turned out. My 15 year old daughter helped me build it, and we couldn't be happier. The total cost for this was around $300. The wood itself was only $200, but my drill died on me, so I had to get a new one. (Poor me, right?)
This new built-in has changed the whole look of my dining room. I just wish I had done this a year ago!
Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine, Birch plywood
I used Behr Pure Ultra White for the paint which I then glazed with Valspar Asphaltum glaze from Lowe's. I glazed more heavily in the areas I wanted to stand out, like between the tongue and groove planks on the back of the upper cabinet.
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