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I’m one step closer to revealing the nursery! Today, I’m sharing my last big DIY project and then all I have to do is work on the little details. My favorite part.
Do you have one of those basic cube organizers hanging around your house? They are such a convenient piece of furniture when it comes to organizing but they look so blah. We’ve had one that’s roamed around the house for awhile and it finally found its place in the nursery after I gave it a facelift. It really doesn’t take much to transform one of these into something unique and interesting. Here is the DIY Cube Storage Makeover using sheet metal, wood and a little paint.
This was such an easy makeover. I love how it now fits the theme of the room, mixing old with the new and a hint of vintage fishing :)
You guys, I really can’t wait to reveal the whole room! It’s one of my favs.
Sheet Metal ( I used (1) 24X36″ piece and (2) 18 X 12″ pieces)
(2) 38″ X 8″ X 1″ wood boards
Paint Brush & Rag
Start by removing the paper backing from the cubes.
Then, using a power drill and sheet metal screws secure the sheet metal to the back of the cube system. My biggest tip is to triple check that you put the screws directly into the center of the particle board. Particle board is really soft and if you get to close to the edge it will crack the plastic coating on the cube system (I made this mistake with one).
I wanted to avoid cutting sheet metal to size, so I chose to piece it together. I used one 36″X24″ piece and two 18″X12″ pieces. This fit perfectly. Moving onto the wood top. I had two wood planks measuring 38″ X 8″ and stained them in dark walnut. After they dried I dry brushed on white paint and then dark gray paint.
When you dry brush, you dip the brush in paint and then dab it on a rag until it’s almost dry, then brush it onto the wood. After I applied a little bit of white and gray I used a rag to rub on the wood. This helped level out of the paint and create a weathered look.
To secure the wood to the cube system, I used my favorite thing ever, ProBond Advanced. I use this ALL the time. It helps secure porous and nonporous materials together and works awesome.
Already such a difference!
I can’t wait to show you the whole room!
ALSO FROM THE NURSERY
Peg Board Diaper Changing Station
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Love how your cube storage turned out! Where did you find the wire baskets?
This is an amazing idea! Thanks for sharing. Hi, I’m Anita visiting from Link Party Palooza.
What is color on the walls? It’s gorgeous!
Nice! What brand/model etc. are the wire storage baskets you used? Having the hardest time finding some that will fit in your standard 10.5 x 10.5 x 11 cube shelf. Thanks!
Taryn Whiteaker says
Hi! These are from Target, I am not sure if they still carry them. I think last time I checked they were sold out.
Found you via Pinterest and just wanted to say I absolutely love this project and can’t wait to try it on my own cube shelf. Just a question, though: you listed Polycrylic as one of your supplies, but I didn’t see where you used it in the directions. Did you seal the wood top before you attached it to the shelf unit? Looking forward to checking out the rest of your site!
Taryn Whiteaker says
Hi! Yes! Sorry I missed that step, but yes I sealed the wood with the poly