Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Adding Pizzazz to a Cube Shelf

I am about ready to build a small boat. Or maybe an ark.

It's raining. Again. It started raining more than a week ago. We had a day off and then...more rain. The forecast is calling for rain well in to next week. I feel like I've moved back to Oregon. Only without the great fresh berries, high gas prices and fantastic public transportation.

I try to do most of my projects when the kids are out of the house. It's hard to get anything done when you have so many helpers.

Enough excuses. Time to show off my latest lame project: Making a set of boring cubbies look less...boring.

Redoing this entry has been a pain. I keep getting furniture for this room and finding it works better in another. I picked up a large cubbie from a neighbor and it just didn't work there any more when I made the wall clock.

The large cubbie moved in to my room to hold my fabric and the smaller boring cube shelf made it's way in to the useless entry space grand foyer.

I have no idea how to really style a bookshelf. I've pinned many tutorials but haven't actually looked at them yet. I'm sure none of you ever -- EVER-- pin stuff and never look back!

After moving everything around, I realized the cube shelf needed a little something special.

It's a nice little touch and didn't cost anything since it was supplies I hoarded  purchased years ago.

Other ideas for adding a bit of something special:

  • Wrapping paper to the backing
  • Paint the insides or the backs of the cubes
  • Decoupage pages of books or music to the insides or backs
  • Stenciling
  • Add decorative trim or molding along the top or bottom
I'm sure there are a lot more ideas out there! My goal was fast and cheap so I went with what I had on hand. 

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  1. nicely done... the wall 'clock', however, caught my eye- how clever! the brilliant 'person Roman numeral' pics are just excellent!
    very creative!

  2. Nice job Micki! I think we all have so much on pinterest, there is no way we will ever be able to work through all of those boards :) I absolutely love the clock, that is amazing!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Best of the Weekend. Have a wonderful week!

  3. Great redo of the shelf! We would love our readers to see it at our Show Us How You Rock Link Party. It is great inspiration!

  4. Best idea for a clock I've ever seen - wish I'd thought of it myself!


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