Mama on a mission here! I am a driven person, if you haven’t figured that out yet. mwahaha…and my workshop is getting an overhaul like noneother. Destashing the stash feels oh so good (and makes room for new, of course. tsk). I have had a small set of cupboard doors left over from from this pile of kitchen remodel goodness since forever and they finally are getting new life today. Time for some DIY storage!
Now, aside from the cupboard doors, you see a pair of bin pulls I yanked off a cheapie chest of drawers, and a pair of sofa legs from a curbside haul. So, I bet you’re now like…weird. hahaha…
Yes, I am slightly crazy, and that is okay because that is how we get to the end result of DIY storage. Stay with me here, k?
In order to get the completed vision I had in my head I needed to also grab some wood from my stash. Since I needed to make all these pieces fit together I had to use a dado blade on my table saw to make the edges look like this…a dado cut.
Once I have the pieces ready, I slap on some wood glue and then use my favorite nailer to nail it all together.
After that I cut those couch legs to length and then added them to the bottom of my storage box to give it some height and character. Here is is in the rough.
Just needs a little paint to make it all gel, right? I used the same color as my kitchen cabinets – Slate Green by Glidden.
After I used a couple coats of paint, I let it cure. As soon as it was all cured, I added those bin pulls to the sides using my drill to not only make new holes, but attach the pull.
Then, using FrogTape, my square brush, and some of the linen color from this post, I created some grain sack stripes. You can use my tutorial to do the same HERE.
Last, but not least, I used Olde World Numbers Stencil to add a bit of whimsy. You can see how I’ve made use of that same stencil in these projects. Fun!
And here is my DIY storage all finished…
I decided to showcase this cutie in my bathroom with TP and towels, but really it could go anywhere.
My youngest son saw it complete and sitting and empty and asked, “What’s that?” I told him simply, “A box”. He then began to list all of the stuff it could be used for…books, Legos, laundry, plants…he got the idea!
I love how this turned out! As tempting as it is to keep it, I have decided to offer it up in my shop. (SOLD)
Oh, and if you would like to have the tutorial on making that bathtub tray, just head over here for the DIY.
You know I have fun creating and my goal is to inspire you to do the same. There is nothing like making your house your home with a little DIY spirit.
Do pin and share to inspire others too!
Up next from the stash, I’ll be showing you what I created with these items. Know what they are? HEAD HERE TO SEE THE AFTER.
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Love love this project and will definitely be making my own!!
Wonderful to hear, Carol! Thank you. 🙂
so cute and i love the color! will keep this in mind during OUR kitchen remodel, scheduled to start this spring!
Thanks so much, Gwen. It has been in my kitchen for about 4 years now and I haven’t tired of it yet. I hope your kitchen goes well!
You are so creative. I love it.
Thank you, Liz!
Marie|The Interior Frugalista says
Very clever cabinet door repurpose – love it! So cute that your son knew exactly all the things it could be used for.
He caught me off guard, but is seriously one of the most inquisitive kids I know.
Patty Soriano says
Love that box, Larissa! Looking forward to seeing what you’re doing with the posts, since I have some very similar. Hey…. do you know what type of paint I’d use on a basket ? I’m guessing spray paint because it will get into the weaving better, but what kind ? Have you painted many baskets ?
Thanks, Patty! Yes, spray paint and I usually use Rustoleum 2X. Love that stuff.
Mary-the boondocks blog says
Cuteness overload Larissa!!
Thanks, girl! 😀
Melissa Griffin says
Great job and a new spin on the door up-cycle.
Thanks so much!