Sunday, September 9, 2012

Pottery Barn Inspired Numbered Cubby

I've been trying to come up with another piece of furniture for the display window of our shop and while looking for inspiration online, I came across this cubby organizer from PB.


I wanted to make a much larger version and also try to keep cost down and then I remembered that we had this pile of old pine lumber in storage that we had come across in the pile with the large walnut slabs.


Since it was going to be rather large, I asked my hubby to help me with this one.  And after several redos, here's what we came up with .


We made a 4 foot x 4 foot box and then cut each center divider and attached with a nail gun.  After than, I attached a piece of bead board to the back.  I wanted to put some kind of number plates on the front of each cubby.  I would have liked metal but since I didn't have that and wanted to keep cost down, we ripped 1/4 thick pieces of wood off the extra scraps of wood and I cut them down to 1 1/2 inch pieces and sanded them down to look like this.


I attached them to the front of each cubby with wood glue.


Then I took some caulk and filled in all the gaps and holes to prepare for painting.


I painted the entire cabinet ultra white by Valspar then took my sander to it to distress it quite a bit.  I wanted it to look pretty rough.  Then I stenciled the numbers on the front of each wood label with black paint.  
Total cost for this project was $15 for the bead board.  Everything else, we already had.  Yay!
Here's how it looks.....


It was hard to actually put this piece in the shop.  I loved it so much I wanted to keep it for our home.  But I can't wait to fill it with items from our store.  
And it does look great in the window.


Speaking of windows.....the sign is finished and here's how it looks....


I really appreciated everyone's suggestions and since symmetry is something I sometimes have to have, we decided to put it all on one window while the other window will be used for display, but I'm not revealing that side just yet.  :)

Have a great day!

Diana

33 comments:

  1. Goodness, that would be so hard to part with!!! It is beautiful and I love that it was such an inexpensive project. Hubbies make projects so much more fun! Lucky little YOU!:}

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  2. I saw you working on this- it turned out great, I even noticed it in the window downtown- great job as usual!

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  3. Wow that is beautiful!! I have the smaller white PB version but I really love yours also. Can't wait to see the window reveal!

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  4. The cubby turned out so awesome! Great job!!
    And the store window looks really good. I know you are so excited.
    I love your blog!
    Oh and I love your new baby (sweet face).

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  5. This is so beautiful and unique!! I love the distressed look of it. Well done!

    Kate
    Something Ivory

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  6. Wow, what a time consuming project that must have been! But totally love the final product. Great job!!!

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  7. I think it is better than the PB one! Can't wait to see your shop!

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  8. I know what the Pottery Barn cubbies look like in person....my mom has a set of them and I covet them every time I'm home, BUT....I think I like yours better!!!

    AMAZING! AGAIN!

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  9. That cubby looks great- You did a wonderful job on it. Love the numbers on wood on the front. I also like the way you utilized just one window for the design, I think that was smart....it looks great! xo Diana

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  10. Diana,
    That is one handsome cubby! I want it!! :) Good job with the number plates - they look great! It's going to look so good in your store. Looking forward to seeing it displayed. The window sign turned out fantastic too! What fun! Have a fantastic week!

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  11. Wow! Great job..it looks fabulous and only $15 to make it! Love it!

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  12. Amazing! Fabulous! (Big strong adjectives are so easy to come up with when looking at your projects)

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  13. Awesome shelf! The shop is going to be amazing!

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  14. I've been wanting to do something like this for awhile! The easy way would be to buy Ikea's Expedit shelving unit but it's too expensive and I really wanted a natural wood look. Did you use 3 long slabs for the shelves and then 12 small dividers or did you do 6 long pieces with slots so they fit into each other? (Does that make sense??) That's the one thing I'm kind of stuck on with the design because I want it to be super sturdy since it'll hold lots of books and stuff. Looks great!

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  15. Awesome job Diana! It is absolutely perfect! I was thinking of buying an Expedit shelf from Ikea, but yours is more my style. I agree with a previous commenter - yours is so much prettier than PB's. I will be adding this to our DIY "to do" list at home. As always, you inspire me!

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  16. Your window looks great! Totally in love with that shelf, too.

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  17. Hi ! i'm new to your blog..i think it's great!!! totally inspiring...my dream in life is to do exactly what you are doing...love finding things and making new uses...i don't know if you ever mentioned it, i tried looking around your blog, but where are you located? the cubbies look awesome as does all your other stuff!!! keep up the amazing work...maybe one day i'll get to persue what i love as well....

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  18. Love the new cabinet!!! Wow - just stunning. And your store - how I wish I could come browse through it when it opens! The window sign looks great!!

    Jen
    athomeinthenorthwestblog.com

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  19. That looks GREAT!! You guys did an amazing job!! Congrats on the store - VERY exciting!!

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  20. That cubby is going to reward you for every single minute you put into it.

    Does your 'poser' have a name yet?

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  21. Love it! We just did a small one for the wall in our living room....and are doing a big one just like this one for our dining room.

    This will look super in your shop! :)

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  22. This is fantastic! I really want something like this for my office. Great tutorial to share with my hubs. Congratulation's on your store! I can't wait to see pics of your window with this cubby in it!

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  23. That is one great cubby piece. It must be exciting to see your shop coming together. Looking forward to seeing more.

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  24. The window is perfect! Love it! Where is your shop going to be located? Oh how I would love to spend an afternoon browsing!

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  25. Wow! You are amazing! Great job!
    Nancy
    http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  26. love this!! love that you are opening a shop and it may require a little field trip on my behalf...where are you guys?? keep up the good work and thanks for the inspiration!!

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  27. its so cute! you did an awesome job. i would hate to part with it too! you need to make one for yourself!

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  28. oh my....love this! now if i can only get the hubs to help me build one. :)

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  29. You'll have to make more of these!! I bet it didn't (or won't) last long!!! You could use it for display only & take orders!

    Beautiful job! I wish your shop was in Spokane, where I live!!

    Happy crafting!!

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