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Junkers United Barn Wood Window Cabinet


Welcome one and all and thanks for stopping in if you're visiting from one of the linked blogs.  I'm Bliss and you're at the ranch, where I redo junk and try to make projects for little or no cost.

This post is filled to it's junky little rim.... with a party and best of all links to the other Junkers United Team members and the projects they created specially for this party.

Barn Wood Cabinet, Bliss-Ranch.com
For my junk project I've upcycled one of the gazillion old windows I've accumulated.  It's not an earth-shattering-never-before-seen project, but for us it solved a storage problem......

the storage problem of where to keep the toilet paper.

This cabinet sits in our boys bathroom and having the white stuff in view cuts down on those last minute panicked yells to resupply.

The window made it's blog debut on my mantel a couple years ago, and from there it went to my bedroom to be stored - as in put in a pile of other stuff that had no home.

Spring Mantel, Bliss-Ranch.com
I've seen many windows turned into cabinets and I wanted to try my hand at one while also doing a project that would cost a big... fat... zerO.

Oh, and I also wanted the window out of my room!

Last summer for my birthday my husband brought home a trailer full of old barn wood.  I'm not sure if it became my birthday gift when he pulled in the driveway or when he saw how much I loved it all.

The window is from an old building we are refurbishing, and we used it just like it was, no sanding, no painting, nothing.  I did dry brush a little white in a few areas on the old barn wood to tie it in.

The sides, top and bottom, as well as the interior shelves, are all made out of the 100 year old barn boards with those great vintage sawmill marks.

The cabinet was put together without a back, to keep it quick and simple, and it was fastened right to the wall.

So quick and simple that I forgot to take a picture of the box before it had the window hinged on.

Basically we made a square bottomless/backless box cut in the size to fit the window, added old hinges from the junk-can to attach the window to the frame, and used regular drywall screws to hold it all together. 

Barn Wood Cabinet, Bliss-Ranch.com

The bun feet are on their second recycle.  I took them off of an old couch and painted them zebra when daughter #2 had a wild animal thing going on in her bedroom.

Barn Wood Cabinet, Bliss-Ranch.com

They are now painted and sanded to look like they've been around a while.

Barn Wood Cabinet, Bliss-Ranch.com
We've been working on this bathroom redo for our sons for over a year.  The husband and the boys are doing most of the designing themselves, they know what they like and what they don't like, so for the most part I have kept my mouth shut.

Industrial Towel Holder, Bliss-Ranch.com
The walls are still empty except for the fixtures and their mailbox towel holder...

Which of course never really has the towels hanging on it.

Vintage Mailbox Turned Towel Holder, Bliss-Ranch.com

I also thought about etching words on the glass, something like "In Emergency Break Glass". 

Barn Wood Cabinet, Bliss-Ranch.com
But I tossed that idea since they like to read trivia when they are "resting" and I just know one of them would whack the glass accidentally and insist they had an emergency getting at a book.

Barn Wood Cabinet, Bliss-Ranch.com
The cabinet is only 8 inches deep, which is perfect for the tight corner spot.  The toilet sits directly across from it.

I'm still deciding on an interesting knob to use as the handle.

Keeping the toilet paper at arm's distance of course is important, very important.....

Barn Wood Cabinet, Bliss-Ranch.com

.....but I also like to give my sons subliminal messages while they are sitting still.


Sooooooo... here is all the other fun going's on for 'ya......


The other Junkers United Team members have whipped up projects of their own.
Stop in and say hey and see what's new in their neck of the woods:



 

 Join the party, the junk party that is.  

What kind of junk?  
If it's something vintage, repurposed, upcycled, redone, 
or you've taken anything and given it new life....link it.
  
Junk doesn't have to mean full of rust, (but I do like rust!).

The Junkers United team will be pinning our favorites to 
the Pinterest boards created by Donna from Funky Junk.  
 
Party open till June 24, 2014, 3 link limit per person please.


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I'm also linking up my old wood cabinet to other great parties:
Wow Us Wednesdays with Kim @SavvySouthernStyle


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64 comments :

  1. Love it!!!! That's all, just LOVE it!

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  2. You go girl! Good to provide a little extra necessary reading material. :)

    So happy to be partying with you today!
    karianne

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  3. Totally swoonworthy!! Just adoring all the markings in the wood! Amazing project Bliss! My toilet paper is very jealous of your toilet paper I'm sure. :)

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  4. Love it! and I really love that sign. Loose women- hahahahaha

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  5. Just super fun and useful too Bliss! I love it and the mailbox towel holder too!

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  6. I have never seen a window cabinet that didn't hang on a wall. This is so perfect for a bathroom! Awesome patina on the wood too.

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  7. "In case of emergency - break glass" HAHAHAHAHAH!!!!! I love this project almost as much as I love your sense of humor, Bliss!!
    -b.

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  8. YOU are amazing! I love the heck out of this!

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  9. I love any project with an old window - in fact, I thought about doing something similar - but now I am glad I didn't because yours is so perfect!

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  10. what a great idea!!! Love it! I've liked you on FB...please enter me in the giveaway!! :)

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  11. Those boys don't know how lucky they are, a fresh stash of toilet paper for grabs....
    No really, what a beautiful, fun and swoon worthy project. And how awesome that your husband gives you old wood for your birthday. He is a keeper! And so is this project. Love!

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  12. Love it!
    I already like you on Facebook!

    sandraallen260@centurytel.net

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  13. I've liked you since 1972. And this is the first linkup I've done in months--just because you're my friend.

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  14. I love it Bliss! I'm pinning!!

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  15. The cabinet is fantastic!!!

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  16. Love, love, love it Bliss! That chippy window makes me really happy :) And that sign is perfect in there...fun! So great to party with you again my friend!! Laurel

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  17. Anonymous14.4.14

    My grown son is moving home soon and I think together we can manage to make a similar box for his bathroom, even living in an apartment. I see so many projects that I almost wish I still had a home with the big covered carport where I used to work. I know I can use the sign saying. I'll paint it on the window instead of instructions to break the glass. Would love to have the coffee sack. I have visions of lining it and using it as a laundry bay for this same bathroom. What great "art" reminder for him to pick up his dirty clothes!

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  18. Loving the new look, my friend!!!! And I'm not just talking about the window!

    :) Linda

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  19. This window cabinet with feet is a first for me. Amazing creation! Love it... and the sign for your sons is a HOOT!

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  20. Very clever way to use old windows!! I like you on facebook and everywhere else!

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  21. I love that cabinet! Such a great way to use an old window and old wood you already had lying around! Love the funny sign you set inside it too.

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  22. What a great cabinet! I love old windows and wood! A great addition with your touch, even if it IS the "man room" LOL! I do follow you on Face Book and would love to be entered into the contest for the grain sack! Hugs, Leena

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  23. Love it. Love it. Love it.

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  24. Anonymous14.4.14

    Hi - I am already signed up for your email newsletters. Thanks for ths opportunity to win. Euroangela@aol.com

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  25. This is so cool!
    I'm following you on Pinterest and I "liked" you on Facebook. Thank you for all the inspiration that you share!

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  26. Love those coffee sacks! I liked you on Facebook - margfretwell60@gmail.com

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  27. I have a thing for old cabinets and this one is a heart stealer!

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  28. I already follow you everywhere I can.....and I would love a burlap sack.. Love the bathroom cabinet. I really wish I had room for one of those in my bathrooms.

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  29. So fun. Wish I would've had this during the "restful" times when our gang was growing up. Liked you on fb too!

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  30. What a lovely giveaway. I follow on facebook. I am a burlap junkie and would love to win! Thanks for the chance.

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  31. I love this! Perfect place for toilet paper and more importantly, it's within reach :)

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  32. I wish my husband would bring me barn wood for my birthday! Love emergency tp holder ;) I was a little sad thinking that I didn't have junk to link up and then it hit me, I just made a chalkboard out of a cabinet door!
    xo
    Debbie

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  33. LOVE this cabinet (and your humor), Bliss! I already like/follow your FB page, and would love a chance to win the coffee sack. Have a great week!

    Jeanette

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  34. Just linked up. Your cabinet is fab and I think letting the white stuff show works perfectly. Good idea with the subliminal messages, too. With the size of that truck full of barn wood, I am looking forward to seeing what else you pull together.

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  35. Oh, I totally dig that! Stealing this idea!!

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  36. love it, I have some old windows just dying to become a cabinet. Thanks for sharing.

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  37. Anonymous14.4.14

    Love love barn wood and old windows! Goes without saying burlap is a staple in many of my.repurposed junk creations and would love to win this one

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  38. Ha! I love your subliminal messaging, at precisely the point when men are most susceptible. :)

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  39. What a perfect idea for storing toilet paper and reading material! I bet your boys love it! I really have to get my butt in gear and write a post...something worthy of this linky party. Oh, and I've definitely got to pin this! For when I have time to check out the other links...some are looking very interesting.
    Debbie :)

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  40. Love it, Bliss...and the sign is perfect!

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  41. Love this project.... and the beware sign is a perfect addition! Love the mailbox towel holder too! I have been dying to upholster something with some sacks, and I'm already a facebook fan, so thats an easy entry! Looks like Im going to be busy checking out all the great link ups,... so much candy to see!

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  42. Okay...funny funny funny!! And how did I not know about this building?!?!

    It just so happens I have a little project I finished last week and I'd be honored to enter your linky party.

    As for the sack? I would most likely use it to cover Phil's head. Yep, I would. Does that count as a use??

    I just liked you on FB. How have I not liked you before? That makes no sense to me. But you kinda suck because you have over 6000 likes and I can't even break 100. How does one get 6 freakin' thousand likes??? Well, now you have one more. :P

    -andi

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  43. Oh good grief...there are so many things I want to comment on in this post that I don't know where to start. I feel like I've been put in a round room and told to go stand in the corner. Let's just say you had me at zebra bun feet and I was yours for the taking with the emergency quote/quip!
    BTW...I was one of those women back in the day you warned your boys about!
    Great project and great post.
    Deb

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  44. Anonymous16.4.14

    Liked and awesome ideas!

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  45. You are genius! I love your amazing decor Bliss. You always make me think "outside the box".

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  46. Tammy C17.4.14

    Love it!

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  47. I found your blog via Marianne Songbird. Oh I love old windows and love your project! I liked you fb page. I hope I win!

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  48. Wonderful cabinet. Love all your projects. I have liked you on fb.

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  49. Wonderful cabinet. Love all your projects. I have liked you on fb.

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  50. I don't think I have ever seen a real coffee sack or a flour sack.....

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  51. Hello Bliss!
    I found you through Angie's Knick of Time blog junker's party. I'm so happy to have come across your great project, since I have several windows that have been waiting for a year for me to do something w/them. I am definitely going to ask my husband to help make one for me.
    I linked up a window project, too and am now a new follower on G+ and FB....I can't believe how many blogger's there are to connect with!
    Would LOVE to win your giveaway and will be crossing my fingers since I know what I'd like to do with one if I should win :)
    Have a Happy Easter and thank you for co-hosting!
    JP

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  52. I like Bliss Ranch on FaceBook, thanks for a chance at winning the cool bag

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  53. Hello! I am a new Bliss Ranch follower and am LOVING your blog! Not to mention your cabinet is absolutely gorgeous. I am super excited for the chance to win the your giveaway, thank you and I hope you have a wonderful Holiday.

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  54. love your little window cabinet Bliss! you did a great job.

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  55. I liked you on facebook! I would use the burlap coffee sack to make either a pillow or some kind of tote!

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  56. Love it, love it, seriously love it.
    I want one, or perhaps I should just be looking for a Brawn, then I could have lots of cool stuff.
    Didn't join the great party as really tired this week from work and been rather lazy in the evenings.

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  57. I LIKE you of course on FB Bliss!:) Hope you had a wonderful Easter!:)

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  58. So while I was in line waiting to get into the Chicago Randolph Street Market I thought I'd peruse Pinterest. I came across your cabinet and it will be my next project! I found some rescued vintage hinges and hardware and some finials for the feet. I have the window and fence boards already. Thanks for a super project!

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  59. Giveaway is now closed.

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  60. LOL...I just came back to see how you built your little cabinet, and realize you left MOI off the JU list. I'm hurt!! ;o)

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  61. I linked your post in my newest Week on Pinterest! http://sorryiwantthis.com/2016/02/21/weekpinterest-reclaimed-wood/
    Love your style btw :)

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