Step 1: Ironing Board Cabinet Converted into Shelving
I determined I would add 5 new shelves which were just like the one shelve the cabinet already had. My shelves would need to be 3-1/2" x 12" and with the goal of keeping this project quick and easy I planned to mount the new shelves on a simple three-sided platform consisting of short lengths of 3/4" square dowels mounted into the cabinet walls.
Finally, I decided I would install some contact paper on the wood surfaces of the cabinet and new shelves to create a nice look and feel.
Step 2: Ironing Board Cabinet Converted into Shelving
Step 3: Ironing Board Cabinet Converted into Shelving
Once that was done, I nailed the dowel supports into the cabinet using the finishing nails--being careful align their top edges up perfectly with the lines.
Then, I moved from bottom to top, installing the shelves by tacking them into each of the dowel supports with a finishing nail.
The final step was installing the contact paper on each of my new shelves.
Done! I was pretty happy with the final result. :)