There is just something about white cubby storage that makes my heart go pitter-pat. I can't believe it has been months since I worked on this project. I first blogged about it back in November!!! Back then I showed how I cut a coffee table in half to make the bench. My intention was to use the other half to make a matching shelf. What was holding me up wasn't that I didn't like the project it was that it wouldn't fit in my house or my shop space. I finally got around to finishing it.
The only part of the coffee table I ended up using for the shelf was the top. I wanted to tie the two pieces together. I also made sure the shelf cubbies lined up with the benches cubbies. For the rest I used pine boards.
I used pocket holes to screw everything together as well as glue and nails in some places. It's heavy so I wanted it to be sturdy. I hand painted the whole thing with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (ASCP)in Old White and finished it with acrylic satin for durability. A paint sprayer is on my want list(hope I win Gails Commandmax sprayer giveaway). Hand painting inside cubbies makes me want to poke my own eyes out.
I heavily distressed for a rustic shabby chic look.
Tons of storage. This would look great with baskets in the bench cubbies. Walmart, Target and Ikea all have baskets that will fit. I have some that fit but I don't want to give them up. I am a basket hoarder.
Super cute feet and paneled side detail. The Hooks and handles are an oil rubbed bronze finish.
I knew I would have to sell this since my entryway is the size of a small closet, but I wish I could keep it. I will be posting to the shop page & facebook just as soon as I decide on a price. I am thinking one million dollars for all the time I put in. Do you think that's too much?
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