DIY Farmhouse Cubby Organizer

Cubbies are great for so many reasons:
They provide great storage.
They look fabulous.
They keep things organized.
They can be decorated and redecorated over and over again!
Not only have I seen cubbies at barn sales, but many of my favorite stores (Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, etc.) have some beautiful cubby pieces. I wish their price tags were just as beautiful. They're not. They are expensive! Too expensive for this cheap budget-minded DIYer.
So, like always, if I don't want to pay the hefty price tag for something I love, I will find a way to make it for a lot less. For some time now, Matt has wanted to build a cubby piece, but he hasn't got it done because they aren't the easiest things to put together.
Then, a couple of weeks ago, I spotted this at Restore.
This DIY Farmhouse Cubby Organizer is a great example of why I do what I do and why I started my blog. You can have the things you love in magazines and stores without paying their high price tags if you just think outside of the box and get creative.

This piece was just your "run-of-the-mill" laminate box when I brought it home from Restore, but it was sturdy, in great condition and had a cheap budget-friendly price tag.
I thought we could make it into a Farmhouse Cubby Organizer with only a few adjustments.

First, I took it apart.

Then, I painted the "cubby insert" in "Pebble" from Fusion Paint.
We got rid of the original outer shell and made the new one with old boards we had in the garage.

We measured them to fit and then added the cubby part back in.

We finished it with a new back and I painted it all in "Pebble" from Fusion Paint.
I used sandpaper around the edges to make it more "farmhouse".
Look at all those cubbies to fill! This DIY Farmhouse Cubby Organizer was put together for pennies compared to the others I have seen. It serves the same purpose and looks like the real thing. You would never guess it used to be a cheap budget-friendly, laminate cubby.

Where would you use this piece? What would you store in it?
Lindsay Eidahl
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