We were thinking about building something, but I figured I might try my luck at some salvage yards first to see if they had one at a good price. I called up my favorite salvage yard, Omega, to see if they had one. And it was just my lucky day, one had just come in! And they were so nice and texted me a picture of it too before I headed out there to check it out (which was awesomely nice because in traffic it's about 35 minutes away). I thought it looked pretty good, but it was $75, so I wasn't sure if we should get it or not.
I told them we were interested but couldn't come check it out for a couple days. They said they'd hold onto it for us. So a few days later with 2 cars in tow (annoying, but the carseat is a bitch to take in and out of the car and obviously a large corner cabinet isn't fitting in my tiny car, so Chris followed along in the truck). It looked pretty good when we got there but there were some nicks, the paint job looked like shit and some of the trim along the side was missing. I decided that we shouldn't pay more than $60 for it and when I offered that price to them they took it. Hooray! That's how we ended up with amazingly painted cabinet
Sexy, right? Clearly this baby needed some love. Chris carried it outside and gave it a rough sanding and hosed it off
But that's what you get when you buy salvage. And that's sort of the charm of it too. Chris did a bit of fixing here and there and gave everything another really good sanding. After he was done it all got a coat of primer
This was of course after a sanding between primer coats. But things were improving. And that's always good. Not as much alligatoring in the paint and the scratches were not showing up as much. After the second primer coat Chris gave it two color coats and brought it inside. But what I didn't even notice was that he had patched the missing trim on the sides. Missing trim? Yes, right here
Well, not totally in place yet because it still needs to be installed. But Chris did paint the wall color behind and around it already to make it easier to paint the walls once it is installed. And after Chris installs it, the baseboard will need to be patched, primed and painted as well. But hey, this corner quickly went from bare to almost-installed-cabinet. Yay!