If you are new to my blog in the last few weeks, you may have missed the fact that a friend of mine gave me a giant plastic tote of wooden pieces to play with. My kinda fun! It all began with a letter holder I upcycled in this post and then my recipe box. Today, these two pieces are about to become my upcycled washboard & silverware box cupboard. Try saying that 5 times fast. tee hee!
At a quick glance, the vintage washboard is in excellent shape and would be just fine left as-is. However, just hanging it on the wall (how I have mine in my own home) is fine, but I thought it would be fun to change it up a bit. The silverware box, on the other hand, needed some pep.
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First, I began by pulling out the silverware box lining out which wasn’t too bad initially. After I removed the lining, I still had remnant paperboard stuck to the sides. As a quick remedy, I lightly spritzed water onto the paperboard and let it soak a bit. Then, using my putty knife, I was able to remove the rest.
After that, I used my Corner Cat sander to remove any glue residue remaining.
The next part of my upcycled washboard cupboard was to make the silverware box more functional. In order to that I needed to add a few scrap spacers to the deepest part. That task is simple when I use my nailer and wood glue.
It’s at this point that I was caught up in the fun of creating. I’m happy to say my cupboard came out as I’d hoped. Don’t you just love when that happens? Here it is from the front…
It now has a towel bar made using a rung from my upcycled table I made over in this post. In addition, I used vintage wooden sewing spools glued to magnets for fun to the front. They serve as magnets as well as a place to hang keys and such.
The good ol’ days when you could buy a spool of thread for fifteen cents. Sigh…
While I may have this staged with kitchen in mind, this upcycled washboard cupboard certainly can be used in most any room of your home.
So we have fun on the outside, party on the inside. tee hee! The cupboard is designed for functional storage with a peg board interior. It’s perfect for hanging whatever your heart desires. Measuring cups, keys, bathroom essentials…you get the idea. Also, I even added a couple of pockets. The top pocket features an embroidered “home”.
My creation came out as I’d hoped and I’m loving how the hidden storage adds that bit of spunk I was referencing earlier to hanging a washboard. This makes it all the more fun, doesn’t it?
While I’m loving this washboard cupboard, I am offering it in my shop along with all of my other redeemed furniture, handmade goods and vintage finds.
Do pin and share my upcycled washboard creation to inspire others to think outside the #trashure.
Up next, this curbside find will be getting a new lease on life. Come see the after HERE.
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