I have always been able to see something cast off made into something beautiful. This pile of collected objects all came from a thrift store over a period of about a year. I confess I have a larger pile in the garage much to my husband’s dismay. I pulled out a few to show how random objects can become something useful.
The shutter door was half a pair of closet doors. The mirror is one of two probably from a bathroom. There is a shelf that looks like crown molding and a small shelf under the mirror. The small desk was someones cast off and too small to use as an adult desk but just the right size for this project.
First the objects were dry fitted together, holes drilled and hardware selected to attach it all. Each piece was sanded, repaired, and painted. We assembled all the pieces and added two 1 inch strips of lumber on the sides.Because the shutter door does not have many places to secure the heavy mirror, we added a small shelf for added strength. After the painted pieces were assembled I sanded it to look worn and well used. Then I waxed it with dark wax. Two old large cup hooks were added to hang keys or home decor.
Now my pile of random thrift store purchases have a purpose. Don’t you love it when it all comes together?