Like a lot of you, I had those inexpensive laminate storage cube organizers to store my kids’ stuff. Cubby organizers are incredibly useful, but they aren’t really built to last. And the finishing is usually pretty cheap looking.
After a year or so mine had also become chipped, scraped, and scuffed. These cube shelves were in desperate need of a revamp, so when I redesigned the girls’ bedroom, I saw the perfect opportunity! I thought about painting them since painting laminate furniture is a big thing these days, but it didn’t really solve for the exposed screws and unfinished edges.
Instead, I decided to decoupage the storage cubes with brown paper bags and HOLY COW, they almost look like leather!
In this post, I’m going to teach you how to update a laminate cube shelf, without painting, basically for free, simply by using some glue, water, and leftover grocery bags.