I knew exactly where to go, since I've shopped/bought items there before when I made my business signage, and the shutters I distressed for my daughter. You can't beat the prices! I knew it would cost me close to $150 to buy a cabinet at one of the big box stores. I found one at Bud's for $60; it's 39" tall x 23" wide x 12" deep, and has 4 shelves.
I wanted a fun, and bold look, so I started by painting the cabinet doors and exterior a clean white color. Then, I painted an abstract look on the panels of the doors. A couple of sassy handles from Hobby Lobby at 50% off, and I had a whole new look!
I spent hours today, purging, organizing and re-organizing......I'm good with it for now, but I'm sure it will get re-organized at least a half dozen times before I land on the best way to utilize my new found space!
The white paint was spray paint I had on hand, and I chose to use a variety of craft paints I had (in one of those plastic tubs I was mentioning) as well.
It was fun just to create with no inhibitions. I used several types of brushes and sponges brushes, put on some good music and went for it!
I confidently thought I could easily put the handles on myself, and was humbled by the fact it wasn't quite as easy as I thought it would be....so I had to have my husband rescue/repair the screw holes I made. It's a long story.......including learning that you can't just pull a drill bit out of the wood if it sticks in there....cuz, HELLO....it's scorching hot!!