E has far too little storage space and far too much stuff in his room. And so Shaun bought this rather battered little number for $10 from a fantastic place called Reverse Garbage, near our house. I had some freebie paint from my last job (one of the perks of working on a lifestyle magazine) in the shed. I scanned eBay for some new knobs (they cost more than the piece of furniture) to give it a bit of spunk. And this is the result.
The knobs are cute:
I think E will probably call this his "Dorothy the Dinosaur cupboard" once he twigs that the yellow handles have green dots. So, yes, it is still a bit wonky (we did replace the screws in the hinges) and still clearly a $10 secondhand cabinet painted over with house paint ... but, hey, it represents $50 or so I did not spend at IKEA and I think E will be very happy with it when we move it into his room this weekend.