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06.30.11

Mitchell Cubbies

I have tall ceilings in my kitchen, and was looking for a way to decorate the wall above the cabinets. When I saw these on Pottery Barn's website, I LOVED them, and, even though I've seen many ways of putting them together, I liked Ry's take the best. So I altered the dimensions so I could use the scraps I had on-hand, took the assembly method listed on the site, and threw 'em together. I do plan on adding label holders like PB does, but that can wait 😉

This was a quick, easy build thanks to the clear directions here on TDC!

Free – I used scraps

When I finished the cubbies, I used a latex paint and painted them turquoise and let them dry. Then I painted over that with two coats of high gloss white and let that dry completely. Took my random orbital sander with 220 grit sandpaper and sanded random places to reveal the turquoise underneath the white.

Note 

If you are planning on using these for anything other than RARELY accessed wall storage, follow the plans exactly. I was able to use mine as a “bench” while I was working on other projects, but I would imagine a ton of usage would take it's toll on this.

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