Me and Jacob

Me and Jacob

Sunday, March 17, 2013

A Re-purpose Story

    Once upon a time, about 4 years ago, a small little china cabinet was given to me. It wasn't the prettiest of all china cabinet's but it was useful for it's purpose. For a while it housed the china that had been given to my mom for a wedding gift but when we made the move to Auburn we didn't really have anywhere to put it in the new house, until now!!
     For the past 2 years the china cabinet had been at my parents, taking up room in their dining room. Back at the beginning of the year I started getting interested in re-purposing furniture and decided this china cabinet could be useful again. I'd been wanting a tall cabinet to hold my TV for about 5 years, so I started looking on pinterest to see if anyone else had used a china cabinet as a TV console and to my surprise someone  had!!!

   This is a horrible picture but you get the idea of what it looked like before the transformation. So my plan was to take the glass doors off the front, Remove the glass shelves inside and rebuild some new shelves specific to our needs. On the bottom I decided to make the stationary middle door workable. I also wanted to put a divider inside the bottom cabinet between the middle and left door so that the left door when opened was it's own little cabinet. The middle and right doors now have a shelf and our movies have their own cabinet while the left door holds our computer that we us as a cable box (married to a electronics guru). 


Here is the cabinet with the top doors and shelves removed. It's primed waiting on the new shelves to go in the top and the reworking of the cabinets on the bottom.
~New Shelves~

Here is the new shelving unit that my brother so generously made for me. I was pretty excited about these awesome shelves. 
I'm extremely happy with the way it turned out but the best part is that I got exactly what I wanted for free!!! Like I said the china cabinet was given to me and all the paint and supplies were left over from remodeling our kitchen. The other plus is that little sticky fingers can't reach the TV screen!!!

Call me cheesy but as I was writing about this it reminded me of Christ and how He takes us, these ugly, smelly, wretched human beings and with great thought, excitement and love re-purposes our lives for His purpose and glory.

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