Hey everyone! Today I am sharing our homework room cubby cabinet with you. I am loving how this room is coming together. If you are new, here are a few posts to get you up to speed. Be sure to check out the IKEA Rast Hack transformation and the love your home series posts.
I have been slowly working towards transforming our formal dining room into a homework room for the girls. It has been a slow process but we are finally in the home stretch. This cubby cabinet is a favorite feature in the room for me. I love how it provides storage and an interesting design element.
I started this project by finding an old postal command center shell for the cubbies on Craigslist. Originally it had old metal backing that was bent and brittle. I removed that and applied a stained wooden back for more stability. I then sanded all the peeling paint off and applied a coat of chalk paint on the sides.
Here is a photo of the shell before the cubby boxes were constructed.
I love how the paint is worn in several areas.
We started the process of filling each cubby by constructing boxes from 1×4’s. We created 36.
And it is always fun to share projects with the little ones.
A template was created on a scrap piece of board to make it easier to apply the hardware. Once the template created, I could just tap a nail through the holes on the template to indicate where the screws would go to attach the hardware.
Before the hardware was attached, I whitewashed each box with Annie Sloan Pure White.
So, what do you think of the homework room cubby cabinet?