Reddit user FlyingBourbon recently found a great find on Craigslist for only $60. Obviously the previous owner didn’t see much when they looked at it, and decided to sell it for a very minimal cost, considering what it’s being turned into. If you look closely at the finished version of this DIY liquor cabinet, you will see a few things that don’t make much sense at first. For example, the books are elevated? Well just wait and see what this old cabinet was turned into.
This was the cabinet after it had been picked up from the previous owner. It’s pretty cool looking, but nothing overly special.
To start off the project, he gutted the entire thing.
He cut an opening in the top of the cabinet, which will house a motorized insert.
He decided to paint the cabinet with chalk paint and wax.
He replaced the back of the cabinet with old whiskey barrels. What a great attention to detail.
So he could see inside the cabinet, he installed an old-fashion style light switch on the side.
The switch turns on these lights. He uses 20-watt bulbs so the cabinet wouldn’t get too hot inside.
Remember the hole he cut in the top? He has now installed a motorized TV lift in the back.
Where is the switch for this lift? Well, it’s installed in one of these books. You pull the book and the lift is activated.
The view inside of the DIY liquor cabinet.
This looks like a beautiful liquor cabinet as is. His attention to detail is really impeccable.
But once the book has been pulled, the TV lift is activated and the liquor comes up out of the top of the cabinet.
See this DIY liquor cabinet in action in the video below:
I wish I was just half as creative and talented as some of the people we feature here on BuzzNick. I am just amazed when people can turn nothing into something amazing and useful!