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.
This project was sponsored by D. Lawless hardware for Fab Flippin’ Furniture Contest. I am co-hosting this contest with the fabulous Eveys Creations. Hop over and check out her project for the contest.
D. Lawless has some fantastic hardware options.
The prize package for the August contest is $200 gift certificate. Take a look at a few of the beauties you can find on the D. Lawless website:
Below are this month’s contest participants, they will be linking up in the next few weeks, so be sure to check back to see what they create.
So, what do you think of the homework room cubby cabinet?
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