How to Make a Vintage Painting into a Cabinet

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Step-by-step instructions for crafting a piece of art into a useful storage space.

Step 1

If the cabinet has a mirrored front, carefully remove the glass (be sure to wear gloves, as you may have to break the glass).

How to Make a Vintage Painting into a Cabinet

Step 2

Lay your painting facedown on a flat surface, then center your cabinet facedown atop the painting. Use a pencil to mark the cabinet’s edges on the back of the frame.

How to Make a Vintage Painting into a Cabinet

Step 3

With the cabinet still resting on the painting, open it up to expose the back side of the door. Use a permanent marker to mark a dot in each corner of the door, making sure the dots align with the thickest part of the frame.

How to Make a Vintage Painting into a Cabinet

Step 4

Lift the cabinet off the painting and lay the cabinet facedown atop a piece of scrap wood. Drill a hole at each of the marked dots, then place the cabinet on top of the painting again, aligning it with the pencil marks on the back of the frame.

How to Make a Vintage Painting into a Cabinet

Step 5

Use a drill to drive 3/4-inch screws through the door holes into the frame.

How to Make a Vintage Painting into a Cabinet

Step 6

Mount the unit to the wall using the premade holes in the cabinet’s back. If holes don’t exist, drill one in each corner.

How to Make a Vintage Painting into a Cabinet How to make vintage painting into a cabinet

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