Don't Toss Those Vintage Kitchen Cabinets

The first place most people start renovating in their homes is the kitchen. More often than not the old kitchen cabinets are tossed aside for more modern ones. In our own home we utilized a small section of vintage metal 50s cabinets as furniture in our modern baby room. Baby’s need style too!

Don't Toss Those Vintage Kitchen Cabinets

We took the overhead cabinet and mounted it to the wall to server as a storage unit for sheets and all the things baby needs, since they seem to need everything. The base cabinet has a formica top and plenty of storage for diapers and clothes. By adding a changing pad to the top we are able to use the counter as the changing table. Since the finish is enamel and formica it is super easy to keep clean and extremely durable. It will be able to take the harsh life a baby and toddler will dish out.

This unit provides a great deal of storage in a nice looking piece of modern designed cabinetry. So don't toss those vintage cabinets.

Vintage Swank


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Sijbrich on Dec 11, 2006:

When I first saw this picture I thought you just lived in a really small studio apartment and the kitchen was right next to the baby room.  But then I realized it was the changing table for the baby.  That is so so clever.  I love that you reused them, too.  And, might I add, that I adore the colors that you have chosen.  Never in a million years would I be able to put together colors like that.  You've got talent.

alexrussell on Dec 05, 2006:

I love that you've kept the old cabinets. So many people just toss good cabinets and don't realize they're like built-in furniture. They can almost always be refinished and restored if the layout works, or just re-set whererever they need to go--like you did.

dentedvw on Dec 02, 2006:

If you can save your cabinets when you remove them, you can donate them to Habitat for Humanity. In most moderate to large urban areas, Habitat for Humanity will have a "Re-Store", where they resell donated building materials. Kitchen cabinets are one of their most popular items! I should know, almost half of my kitchen cabinets are reused cabinets that I purchased there. 

Not only is it environmentally friendly to donate them, you get a receipt that you can toss in that shoebox you are saving for march/april tax time. :) 

gradontripp on Dec 01, 2006:

Nice reuse.  Too bad I'm all done having kids!

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