Cubbies For Kids

     This is really a work in progress as it is not exactly what I want although it is completed enough to share.  Over the summer, Chris and I went to an estate sale and I found these really cool huge wooden boxes for just $5 a piece!  I couldn’t pass them up!   My first thought for them was to use them to make a bench or window seat and then create a cushion for the top, but space is limited round here so…my second idea was to use the boxes to create cubbies for my girls for the pantry.  They needed a place to house all of their coats, hats, bags, and so on.  A little paint, some hooks and baskets and there you are -  a cute and easily accessible place just for them!  I still want to find something to line the backs with as wallpaper didn’t adhere well, but for now….this is what I came up with:

Neat and organized…look out Martha!

Ana’s sock monkey hat

A bulletin board placed above to hang important papers works nicely.  The baskets keep
boots, gloves, and mittens in place.
The cubbies are in my pantry (or closet or whatever this area is) and this is what that area looks like:
Cafting and supplies are held in the dresser and we use the chalk board for all sorts of things.
Mom and Dad’s spot…gloves are in the basket so they can’t get lost!
I have a painted wooden bookshelf behind the white curtain which is used for all the kids movies and DVD’s – love
 how they are not in sight!

I am thankful for this extra space in our home as we don’t have too much.  We made due with the space we have and just have to be a little creative at times.  Much better than the brown and yellow linoleum floor and wood paneling that was there when we moved in!  Off to organize and clean now!  Enjoy this beautiful day!

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  2. Instead of wallpaper on the back of the cubbies, try to either staple or hot glue your favorite wrapping paper. That way you can just remove it when your done, or even change it with the seasons! I love those cubbies! My boys share a room, and they would look so cute at the end of their beds against the wall! I will be on the lookout for large wooden boxes :)

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Cubbies For Kids

     This is really a work in progress as it is not exactly what I want although it is completed enough to share.  Over the summer, Chris and I went to an estate sale and I found these really cool huge wooden boxes for just $5 a piece!  I couldn’t pass them up!   My first thought for them was to use them to make a bench or window seat and then create a cushion for the top, but space is limited round here so…my second idea was to use the boxes to create cubbies for my girls for the pantry.  They needed a place to house all of their coats, hats, bags, and so on.  A little paint, some hooks and baskets and there you are -  a cute and easily accessible place just for them!  I still want to find something to line the backs with as wallpaper didn’t adhere well, but for now….this is what I came up with:

Neat and organized…look out Martha!

Ana’s sock monkey hat

A bulletin board placed above to hang important papers works nicely.  The baskets keep
boots, gloves, and mittens in place.
The cubbies are in my pantry (or closet or whatever this area is) and this is what that area looks like:
Cafting and supplies are held in the dresser and we use the chalk board for all sorts of things.
Mom and Dad’s spot…gloves are in the basket so they can’t get lost!
I have a painted wooden bookshelf behind the white curtain which is used for all the kids movies and DVD’s – love
 how they are not in sight!

I am thankful for this extra space in our home as we don’t have too much.  We made due with the space we have and just have to be a little creative at times.  Much better than the brown and yellow linoleum floor and wood paneling that was there when we moved in!  Off to organize and clean now!  Enjoy this beautiful day!

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  2. Instead of wallpaper on the back of the cubbies, try to either staple or hot glue your favorite wrapping paper. That way you can just remove it when your done, or even change it with the seasons! I love those cubbies! My boys share a room, and they would look so cute at the end of their beds against the wall! I will be on the lookout for large wooden boxes :)

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