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Storage Bins from Repurposed Kitchen Cabinets

Anyone here love storage bins like I do? We are in the middle of our kitchen remodel and a few weeks ago I showed you what I did with a few of the cabinets I had pulled out, like this flower trough…

Repurposed Valance Flower Centerpiece by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

…and this chalkboard.

Message Center Created from Repurposed Kitchen Cabinets by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Even my latest project using the cabinet doors.

Repurposed Cabinet Doors into DIY Storage Box by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

I promised that I would show you what I would do with the rest of my junk stash, and this shelf that flanked my sink area is next on the hit list. It looks to me like storage bins. Do you see it?

Kitchen Shelf Before Repurposed Storage Bins | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

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So, I head to my scrap pile that is singing to me, “Here I come to save the day!” and grab a few pieces of wood to make front slats to enclose the bins. The wood wasn’t the right width or length, so to fix that I use our table saw and then our miter saw.

Cutting Storage Bin Slats with Miter Saw | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Once the bin slats were cut, I used my Kreg Jig and drill to make pocket screw holes that allow me to assemble with no visible hardware.

Using Kreg Jig to Make Storage Bins | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Now I’m ready to stain those pieces and I just love the Early American stain I have used on endless projects like our master bedroom, bathroom remodel, and furniture, like my dresser.

Early American Stain by Rustoleum for Storage Bins by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

To add a touch of fun, I decided to make faux chalkboard labels using my transfer method and a bit of DecoArt chalky finish paint in Carbon like my daughter used on this dresser, and a touch of white.

TIP: I use a toothpick to make fine lines/details and comes in so handy when painting small objects like toys, etc.

DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint for Faux Chalkboard Labels by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Once the parts are all dry, I assemble it all together and get my repurposed kitchen cabinet storage bins. Yay!

Repurposed Storage Bins Made from Kitchen Shelf by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Closeup of Repurposed Storage Bins by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Aren’t they fun? I love the endless uses they have for entry (store your kids’ stuff), kitchen utensils, bathroom toiletries, laundry supplies. You get the idea. If you would love to have this set of storage bins, you can find them in my shop. (SOLD)

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I still have one more cabinet left in my stash to find a new purpose. Hmmm…what will it become?

Side View of Rustic Storage Bins Upcycled by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

I share my projects with you to get you thinking in a different way before trashing something useful. Be sure to pass along the inspiration – pin and share! ♥

1950's Kitchen Shelf Repurposed into Rustic Storage Bins by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Next up, this vintage chest of drawers will be getting a new look for our Themed Furniture Makeover Day.  Head here to see!

Solid Wood Vintage Chest of Drawers Before Makeover | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com
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More of my projects like my repurposed storage bins:

Outdated Vintage Dresser Gets Industrial Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.comBudget-Friendly DIY Farmhouse Style Bathroom Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Comments

    • Larissa says

      Yes, exactly! You are just as good at it, Mary, and rockin’ your part of the world. 🙂

  1. Melinda Labombard says

    How in the world do you find the time do all that you do??? God surely blesses your creativity!! I love your blog

    • Larissa says

      I don’t eat, sleep, or shower. bwahahahaha…I’m just a busy-bee. Thank you, Melinda!

  2. Ellen Braunberger says

    “Resee” must be Larissa’s middle name! The shelf is brilliant!

  3. Sherry Stuifbergen says

    You are so inspiring. I love to “see” after you are finished, what YOU “see” in some discardable thing. I love your blog!

    • Larissa says

      Woot, Woot!! Thank you for uplifting me, Sherry. I have fun! 😀

  4. Lindsay Eidahl says

    Love this. You have inspired me to spruce up mine a little better! Thank you for sharing!

  5. Marie, The Interior Frigalista says

    You see so many of those corner cabinets in the landfill heaps. What a great way to repurpose them Larissa! I promised to make my daughter a coffee mug hanger with storage – you just inspired what I’ll use for the storage component! Pinning to share?

    • Larissa says

      Yes! You are a good mama, and I can’t wait to see what you whip up, Marie!

    • Larissa says

      Thank you, Debra. I sometimes just can’t help myself and find it hard to get things out of my brain. ha!

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