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Can anyone help with my pine unit makeover? Pics included.

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Woahbodyforrrrm Sun 11-Jan-15 11:57:44

I just got a nice pine unit from a local board for £50. I'm planning on painting it and removing the glass from the doors to make it family friendly.

Does anyone know how I would go about taking the glass out and filling the gap where the glass was sandwiched in order to make sure it's safe?

I'll be replacing the glass with chicken wire. If anyone could suggest anything else I could replace it with I'd love to hear it. Thanks

HocusUcas Sun 11-Jan-15 15:28:46

I would have thought (with ought being able to closely examine it !) that you would take off the beading / wooden strips holding in the glass from the back.
Remove glass Then if possible replace them but butting up to the beading at the front if that makes sense. It won't matter if they are slightly set in at the back.
Chicken wire sounds nice - just make sure there are no share bits at the back or it rather negates the family friendly bit smile

RumAppleGinger Sun 11-Jan-15 18:52:59

Just an idea but you could take the doors off completely and just have it as open shelves?

RumAppleGinger Sun 11-Jan-15 18:53:21

Total bargain btw!

Woahbodyforrrrm Sun 11-Jan-15 19:17:14

Thanks for the suggestions! I'm chuffed with it, wish bargains like this came up more often.

Taking the doors off is a good idea, but that wouldn't satisfy the urge I've had for chicken wire somewhere In my house grin

Greencheese Sun 11-Jan-15 19:54:43

Have a look on eBay at door handles, they have some really unusual ones on there.

MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig Sun 11-Jan-15 19:56:57

It's a tv cupboard isn't it? Good find.

These handles would look gorgeous. smile

CockBollocks Sun 11-Jan-15 19:58:53

Pleated fabric. New quirky handles.

I'm not really keen on the chicken wire thing as I feel it can look a bit too contrived to be shabby iyswim.

However, its your unit grin

Woahbodyforrrrm Sun 11-Jan-15 21:02:23

Oh my goodness, I've actually just fallen in love with about 23 different handles! Thanks for the link, I'll definitely change the handles for so,etching more exciting.

I'm going to use it for storage ideally kids school shoes, book bags etc so fabric is another great option for kidding the junk bits and bobs!

Thanks all, fab ideas thanks

MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig Sun 11-Jan-15 22:10:54

They are nice those handles aren't they? grin I want some in my kitchen but they only do knobs, they don't do grab handles to match.

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