12.5.12

Distressed Black Recycling Cabinet

Last weekend I went to a craft sale at the Milton Farm Museum and found a few things for our home. 


I am always looking for ways to improve organization in our home and this pine cabinet was designed to hold recycling or kitchen garbage. About a year ago I almost bought one very similar to this for $199 but I really didn't want to spend that much. Then last weekend I went to the semi-annual sale at the Farm Museum and couldn't leave this behind when I saw the price was $68.  We have a great pull out trash bin under our sink but there is very little space left for cleaning supplies and recycling. The recycling bin we were using was very small and narrow and had to be emptied into the bigger bins in the garage many times a day.


This one easily tips open and the bin that came with it holds a lot of recycling. I love the beaded board front and distressed black is one of my favourite paint finishes. 


For now I have a stack of ironstone plates and platters on top.


Now that the recycling is out from under the sink, I have more room for cleaning supplies that now need reorganized. Funny how one project always seems to lead to another. 

We had some great yard sales in town today and my garage sale buddy (Josh 13) and I hit them bright and early. I picked up a long pine peg hook shelf for $10 and a LANE cedar chest in great shape for $20. I have the first coat of paint on the peg shelf and hope to start the cedar chest this afternoon. I also found a pair of carved wood duck decoys but I'm not sure whether to paint them or not. I will share photos soon. Any great barn, yard or flea market sales in your area today?

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21 comments:

  1. Hi Elizabeth. I like this new cabinet and think it works great for your recycling. I'm sure you will make fewer trips to the garage bins with this larger one. Have a great time yard saleing. Pamela

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  2. Love the finish on that cabinet! I picked up a new leather couch today from Kijiji. We passed a lot of garage sales on the way but Mr.50 didn't want to stop :(

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  3. Man, oh, man, we had to get the recycling out to the garage b/c we have so much. I just made it the boys' job to take everything out when it needs to go out! I am soooo happy that I can keep cleaning supplies under the sink again though... my little baby is not a little baby anymore.

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  4. That is awesome. I'm so inspired to get my recycling organized right now too. I've just been tossing ours into a basket (OK a few baskets) in one of the back staircases and it's starting to take over! You can barely walk down the stairs!

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  5. Awesome piece you found here. Happy Mother's Day!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  6. Don't you love it when you get the perfect piece of furniture that makes your life work better and it looks good. I love your new recycle cabinet - it is definitely one of those pieces of furniture.

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  7. That's a good looking recycling center you have. I have the same problem with my trash can in the kitchen. It's really not big enough, but I hate to spend a fortune on a bigger SS can. My next kitchen will have to be designed better to solve this problem. Hate it! Looks like you're tackling yours head on and have gained more storage. That's great!

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  8. I wish I had place for something like that in the kitchen. It looks great and its nice having the recycling stashed neatly away instead of over flowing everywhere.

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  9. What a fabulous idea!! I need to do something like that in my kitchen:)

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  10. Great place to pick up items. We used to have a booth there.
    Love the recycling piece.

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  11. Great recycling bin! Looks like it matches the rest of your decor perfectly.
    Hope you had a great Mother's Day, Elizabeth!
    xxoo

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  12. very lovely addition that packs in functionality too - great combo - you had me sucked in with that beadboard front! thought you might enjoy our little mom print too - http://www.northerncottage.net/2012/05/home-is-where-your-mom-is.html

    xo

    www.NorthernCottage.net

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  13. A LANE cedar chest for $20 sounds like a remarkable find - good for you! ;-)

    Blessings,
    Dianne
    www.mysouthernheart.com

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  14. What a great idea to hide the recyclables. I had no idea they were in there, til I saw it for myself.

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  15. Lucky you! What a great find.

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  16. It's a charmer! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  17. What a great piece, Elizabeth! I love that it hides your recycling. I'd never have guessed it. I like that there are actually pretty and functional pieces out there!

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  18. LOVE this! I should be looking for something like this... we have an old house with old kitchen cabinets... no way to add child type locks and our little dog can open the cabinet and pull out the garbage, no fun and of course then the big dogs get in on the "action"!

    ~Chris

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  19. I love this! I'm trying to find one too for our dog food. If I can't, I think I'm going to try my hand at making one... we'll see. :)

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