Howdie folks, I am on a bit of a roll. Today I am ready for another craft room reveal. I’ve got storage. Glorious wonderful storage space. Just waiting to be filled!!
This is how that corner looks today:
Tada! I built a storage unit from pallet wood and I decided to repurpose that little cupboard after all.
The storage unit has been in the making for a few weeks now. I worked on it of and on. It wasn’t that much work, I just didn’t have enough time to commit to it.
It began with some simple pallets that got dismantled and sanded.
See, it was nice, warm weather then, so I could do the sanding outside (oh sun how I long for thee).
After cutting the planks to size I gave them a quick wash with white paint (sorry no pics of me painting, just imagine me brush in hand and covered with white paint spatters).
And then I screwed it all together with an assortment of screws. (sorry no boring pictures of me holding a cordless screw driver either. Just use your imagination).
That’s basically all that it took.
I love the rustic look of it. The roughness of the boards, the visible screws, the irregularities, the simple design.
I designed measured it around the library card unit I love so much. I love how the painted wood and the brown wood look together now. The combination enhances them both.
The baskets are actually those ‘hanging on a shelf’ kind of baskets (like Ikea has), I found for next to nothing in the thrift store.
My boards were to thick to use them, so I cut the hanging bit off and screwed them to the underside.
And look at that little cupboard, just fitting in perfectly in the corner.
I was so ready to say goodbye to this baby, she was practically on her way out the door.
Until I realized she fit perfectly next to my new unit under the slanted roof and I could use some hidden storage too. So I figured I could just give her a little makeover to fit in with her new position.
Remember how she looked before?
All pink and girly. This IKEA hack is the first ever tutorial I did on my blog. I gave an already-old-then Ikea cupboard makeover with a cottage look with fabric and chicken wire.
And look at her now!
Who would have thought that replacing the fabric with burlap coffee sacks and changing the door knobs for some black ones, would have such a big impact. She doesn’t look girly anymore at all. Now she looks tough and industrial. Love it.
So glad this project is finished. Can’t wait to fill it all up and put it to good use.
So have you uncovered some hidden treasures among your furniture? Ever repurposed pallets into storage? And do you agree that my little cupboard has lost all her girly charm and instead now oozes industrial goodness?
Marianne Songbird is the founder of Songbird, where she hopes to inspire everyone to create a home they love, one DIY project at a time. She shares anything from craft ideas to home decor inspiration and from DIY projects to decorating hacks. Originally from the Netherlands Marianne and her husband Lex are currently renovating a 250-year-old farmhouse in Germany.