From China Cabinet to Plant Stand | Upcycling Project #2

Hey there! Mea here!

Ok, so its time to complete part two of my china cabinet upcycle! During my previous post: From China Cabinet to Buffet | Upcycling Project #2, I showed you how I turned my china cabinet into a buffet table for my front room. After I took the pieces apart, I had the top part remaining.

This time, I am going to show you how I turned the top portion into an in house greenhouse!



  • Hammer
  • Screw Driver
  • Old Floor Boards
  • Screws
  • Paint
  • Polyurethane
  • Safety Equipment
  • Plant Friendly Light Bulb


  • Please make sure that you wear the needed safety equipment while you work.


Repairing the Frame

Since I removed the glass from the piece already, next, I had to modify the top part of the frame.

Since the top had an arch, I trimmed it off to make sure the wood would lay flat. Afterward, I added some spare wood flooring to the top.

To add some contrast from the previous design, I painted the exterior cranberry red.


Turning the Backboard into Art

To add a little flare to the piece, I painted an abstract design on the back board and called it Freedom.

Don’t mind my dog Fred, he likes to play in the water and was waiting on it to come back on while I was painting.

Once I completed painting the piece, and allowing it to dry, I added a new plant friendly light bulb and put the greenhouse back together. It turned out beautifully.


Once I added my plants, the greenhouse became harder to move so I decided to add some wheels to the bottom to make it easier and more functional. Below is how to finished cabinet looked after I attached the wheels.


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