How to Make a Bathroom Cabinet {Roadkill Rescue}

This was my last Roadkill Rescue challenge on Indy Style, the local lifestyle show I have been a pat of for the last 18 months.  Viewer Jennifer submitted this worn out cabinet/dresser combo she had taking up room in her garage for a year and a half.  While the wood was a hardwood and the mirror was thick and heavy it was in pretty rough condition and it wasn’t really able to be restored without some MAJOR work.  So I literally took the entire thing apart and pretty much just used the wood to create something new.


Here is the piece I started with….

After it was in pieces I thought what the heck am I going to do with this?  Jennifer mentioned she wanted to use it in a bathroom so I decided to make a standing bathroom cabinet with the pieces.


I ran each of the side, top and bottoms pieces through the table saw.  I cut the sides 59” tall by 18” wide.  Then I cut the top and bottom pieces 18” by 22”.  You could easily cut down a sheet of plywood to make this project too.  I also grabbed a couple pieces of scrap MDF from my garage and cut those down for shelves. Using my Kreg Jig and some 1” screws I built the entire cabinet.

Then I purchased a piece of beadboard and had Lowes cut it down to fit and stapled it onto the back.


I wanted to somehow use the feet because Jennifer really liked them but the back feet got damaged in the demolition part. Doh! So I flipped the feet upside down and used them to add architectural interest to the top.


Then I just used the door as a frame for the front and used my air nailer to nail it to the front.

Since the wood still had signs of wear with holes and scratches I decided just to go with it and didn’t sand it smooth nor fill in the holes.  I just painted it with a flat gray paint.  (I used Stonewall Jackson by Dutch Boy).  I used my paint sprayer to apply the paint. Dutch Boy paint is my favorite to put in the sprayer since it is a little thinner than other paints. After it was dry I sanded the edges with a sanding sponge and 100 grit sandpaper to bring out the details.



Another piece saved from the trash heap!  Roadkill Rescue!


I love this gray color.  If you are looking for a perfect cement color gray with no blue or green undertones check out Stonewall Jackson by Dutch Boy.  Here are a few other projects I have used this paint color on.

Painted Striped Curtains

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Painted Stenciled Upholstered Headboard


Walls in Guest Bedroom


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Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Dutch Boy.  All opinions are my own.