HOW TO BUILD A SHUTTER CABINET FOR A SMALL SPACE
When I found this shutter it was painted white and a little bit of wood was showing through.
I wanted it to look more distressed, so I left it outside for three or four months. After being rained on several times, I decided I finally liked it, just fine! So, I distressed it a little bit more and added white and gray to it. Then, I added the subtle stencil on top, middle and bottom in a soft metallic silver. From the rain hitting it there is a bit of decayed wood on the very top,
but I like the way it looks with the distressing.
After working with the finished look I built a frame the size of the shutter out of 1 x 6 boards and cut and installed 7 shelves. 8 including the bottom of the frame. I just used the wall as the back. That way it kept it narrow since I didn't have a lot of room in the hallway. At Lowes, I found some perfect legs to attach to the bottom. I painted the frame and legs a steel blue and then painted and rubbed off metallic silver. The color looks so nice with the distressed and faded white and gray shutter. It needed a knob, so I found a wooden one and painted it to match the shutter. At the very end I sealed everything with a "dull" clear coat.
Finally, I added the hinges and attached the door and really love how it turned out.
Ok, I do need to touch up the blue paint.
I painted the inside blue and love it with my yellow walls.
My home is small and I desperately needed more storage for the bathroom. So, I attached the cabinet to the wall in my hallway just outside of my bathroom and it is PERFECT for so many bottles, perfume, toothpaste, hair products, etc.
I used "L hooks" to attach it to the wall and hold it in place.
This cabinet is sooo easy to make and is a perfect size for a very narrow space.