Music Cabinet upcycled to Wine Cabinet - Lynn Fern

Music Cabinet upcycled to Wine Cabinet

A few months ago I had the opportunity to go to Brimfield Flea Market.

If you love flea markets, this is one you need to put on your list to check out.  It is gigantic and full of a wide variety of fun finds.

....I picked up this old music cabinet.  

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It needed a lot of TLC.  The top had a big gap running down the middle where the wood top was splitting.

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The door needed to be repaired...  All things I knew I could fix.  The gentleman that was selling this cabinet to me was full of history & stories.  He was telling me all about the historical homes he's helped clean out in the New England area.  I could've sat and listened to him all day.  This cabinet sat in a barn on an old estate.  Knowing that, it's lucky that it was in decent shape.

I brought it home, and waited until inspiration hit me.  A couple of the shelves (you can't see it in the pictures...and I forgot to take pictures of them) were split and they were only being held by the grooves inside the cabinet.

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I knew I wanted something a little different... 

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It deserved to be pretty again.  

I painted it in General Finishes Seagull Gray and used Black gel stain on the top.  I found a graphic I loved on The Graphics Fairy website for the door.   I used the Mod Podge transfer method.

I love adding appliques to my pieces that need that little extra something.  They are an easy detail to add onto a plain piece of furniture.  The appliques are from D. Lawless Hardware.  I love shopping at D. Lawless, they have such great items for amazing great prices.  

For the inside.... this is the fun part.  I turned it into a wine cabinet by adding wine bottle holder and and wine glass holders.  

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I inserted one of the shelves over the top of the bottle holder.  The inside is all painted in black.

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I think it turned out super cute and gave this neglected cabinet a new life and a new purpose.

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Hope you have a wonderful weekend..

With much love, peace & happiness


  1. Oh Lynn, you did a terrific job on that chest. It make's a wonderful liquor cabinet. I bet that man had many stories to tell. I could listen to olden people all day. They have done so many interesting things.
    Have a great week.

  2. Fabulous repurpose of a music cabinet! I really love what you did with it Fern! By turning it into a liquor cabinet it is a statement piece used for a form of entertainment once again.

  3. Beautiful! Love what you did with the cabinet! Pinning!
    Thank you for sharing it with us at the Brag About It Link Party!

  4. This is so cute! The idea of making it a wine cabinet is awesome!
    I'm so happy that old piece got some love and a new life!
    Thanks for sharing at Something to Talk About!

  5. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing at our Living With Style Linky Party. Be sure to come back next week!!

  6. Wow this looks amazing. Such a great transformation! Yay.


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