16 responses

  1. Suesan
    November 16, 2012

    What a nice job. I love the weathered look to the wood. Are you going to put a handle on the cupboard? Is this a light switch that gets used a lot?

    • Stacy
      November 16, 2012

      I bought a handle for it and I am thinking about adding it. I really like how it looks without so I am not sure. It is in our family room so it gets opened in the evening when we need the light on and then before we go to bed to turn it off. My kids think it is cool and now argue over who gets to turn on the light :)

  2. Sherry
    November 16, 2012

    This is a fantastic idea! I love barnwood. If we ever build another house, I’ll definitely be pickier about where light switches and outlets are placed. We have a heat and air condition temp. box in the oddest place. I have a shelf underneath it. I’d love to cover it but I don’t know if it would throw off the temp and not work properly. Anyway, I love your idea of the barnwood cupboard. I can’t wait to see the reveal of the entire room.

    • Stacy
      November 16, 2012

      I know! you can tell builders are not designers :) They don’t think about how to decorate around them.

  3. Grace
    November 16, 2012

    Great idea. I love the weathered look of the wood!

    Blessings, Grace

  4. Elizabeth H
    November 16, 2012

    I absolutely love this project. You are just so talented. I agree that mitered corners would not be the best for this project. Love thew barnwood!

  5. momstheword
    November 16, 2012

    This is awesome. Looking on your sidebar I see lots of things that I love. I am going to add you to my reader. Do you mind if I pin some things off your blog?

  6. Heart and Haven
    November 16, 2012

    I love the color & style of the cabinet. I can’t wait to see what you use it for, and how you style it!

  7. Ashley @ Simply Designing
    November 16, 2012

    Cute cupboard!!! I hate it when they put light switches in awkward places :(

    Love how this looks!


  8. Noreen
    November 16, 2012

    Now if only I had some simple barn wood!

  9. Geneva
    November 16, 2012

    This is a great little project for me to get my feet wet with. AND I happen to have some fence boards in my garage and more to come as I replace fence slats in my back yard. Thank you for the inspiration, always!!!!!

  10. Jusa
    November 16, 2012

    Awesome, as always. Love to see you solve problems. This is one of the great satisfactions of being a DIYer. If you asked a contractor to “fix” this problem, he’d probably tear the wall down and rebuild it with the switch a few inches to the left. Then hand you a hefty bill for all the work.
    Love the toothpaste trick!! Also have tool envy. Had to google kregg jig. Looks neat. Have you shown us how that works before? Are you going to put anything else inside the cabinet? It would be a great place to store all sorts of useful things you want handy but out of sight. I think I like the clean look of it without a handle. A handle of any sort would become a bulls eye and say, “open me.” Somehow, without one, it looks a little more like a piece of artwork to be admired as a whole, and suggests it should be left closed. The weathered wood is so attractive and rustic. I like the placement of the hinges, rather than wrapped around the corner.

    • MadonnaCole
      June 16, 2014

      I love it to and you could also biscuit join it too, just longer to dry.

  11. Jessica @ Dear Emmeline
    November 20, 2012

    pretty! love weathered wood!

  12. Tori
    September 11, 2014

    For those of us without a Kreg-jig, do you think using a sturdier piece of wood on the back of the door (like your lattice) would hold up?

  13. Caroline
    July 26, 2015

    Brilliant! I ended up on your site because I found the scrap wood lamp on pinterest and wanted to make it (but with different shades of turquoise/aqua stained wood) Imagine how excited I am to find that this is the EXACT SAME cupboard I am building right now. I have spent the last day trying to find double ended nails to attach the boards together, to no avail. This seems much easier! Thank you!

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