Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Cubby Unit Make-Over

I ran across this cute little piece at the thrift store a few weeks ago. I wasn't sure what to call it so I pulled out the Pottery Barn catalog and there was a piece very similar. They called it a floor storage cubby unit so if thats what Pottery Barn says than that's what it is. While the PB version is not exactly like mine, it is $249 opposed to my $6.99 bargain. It was just a boring wood color when I brought it home but I knew that it had  potential.

To give it a new look, I took it outside and gave it a nice coat of white spray paint. Then I got out the sanding block and ran it over all of the edges and the top to give it a shabby look. I had seen wooden numbers used as decor on baskets in the newest Pottery Barn catalog and decided that it would be a great look for my "cubby unit".
Pottery Barn wooden numbers
I got some wooden numbers at Hobby Lobby for 99 cents each and painted them white. I drilled a whole in each number and tied them on to the baskets with jute string. This piece is going in my bathroom (which is in the process of getting a makeover) where the walls are chocolate brown. I love the contrast with the white. For the sake of natural light, I took the photo in the living room and just grabbed a few props that were close by. I haven't quite decided what I will set on top once it is in its permanent home (the bathroom). 



  1. Great idea! I have a couple of these guys! I may need to borrow this idea!

  2. Hi,well done it looks terrific. I'm hopping over from Sassy Sites and I'm happy to be a new follower of your lovely blog. hugs Katherine

  3. That's awesome! Great find and makeover! I just checked out some of your other posts and love your style! I'm a new follower and would love it if you checked out my blog when you got a chance!

  4. Very cool! I love what you did. Welcome to the blogging world. Saw you on Sassy Sites:) Stop by when you get the chance:

  5. Coming over from the blog hop posted on my blog through Sassy Sites. I am already a follower but wanted to stop and say hi and comment on this cool idea above. Love the numbered baskets!

    Take care.

  6. Lauren, that looks great. Thanks for joining WUW this week.

  7. Your blog is full of cute ideas, love it! I found you via Sassy Sites :)

  8. This is really great! I've been looking for a unit exactly like this - I love the numbers!

    Found you on the Hello Friend Blog Hop and am now following you. I'd love it if you would follow me at Dropped Stitches.

  9. Lauren, I absolutely LOVE this blog! You are so creative! I love your ideas and projects! I can't wait to try some myself!