Repurposed Craft Cubby for Kitchen Display

A craft cabinet is repurposed for kitchen storage

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Today is Thrifty Style Team! That's when a bunch of fellow thrifty-lovers share our decorating and DIY ideas with YOU! Thrifty is always the key word!

Below are the bloggers who participate in these thrifty project challenges each month. We've added a few new ladies for 2018. If you are looking for project inspiration that is budget-conscious, following these bloggers can be a great resource for you as you strive to decorate your home on a budget!

On to today's project: a Repurposed Craft Cabinet

Today I'm excited to share a craft cabinet that I turned into a kitchen cubby display for my ironstone and Rae Dunn collection.

Several years ago, I was passionate about scrapbooking and paper crafts. I had a sweet little shabby chic craft room and filled it with beautiful and affordable storage for all my goodies.

This little cubby that I'm sharing today started off life as a Making Memories craft and ribbon storage cabinet. Can you spot it hanging on the wall below? I think I bought it at Michaels for about $60. It was perfect for my needs then! Lots and lots and lots of precious memories were made in this room with my sweet little girl!

I left paper-crafting behind when I became a blogger and became passionate about something else - home decor and easy DIY projects! Plus, I had nearly 20 bulging scrapbook albums completed and was ready to move on to something else!

Being the thrifty chick that I am, all my craft storage came with me when me moved and has been repurposed in various ways. In fact (case in point), see that shelf running along the top of the room in the above picture? That's the piece I was talking about when I made this name sign with rusty letters!

When you're on a budget and home-decor is your passion, nothing gets wasted!

Several years ago I painted the white craft cubby in a fun custom tiffany blue color and used it in my kitchen to display my growing collection of ironstone.

But our new kitchen called for something more muted so I opted to paint all that turquoise white and to give the outside of the cabinet a medium gray color.

I used colors from Dixie Belle's chalk paint line. I love how smooth this paint goes on. It's creamy and has very little odor! The colors I used were Cotton and Manatee Gray. They are a perfect compliment to the grays and creamy whites that I already have in my kitchen. awesome do my small ironstone pitchers and Rae Dunn mugs look! I was pretty excited when I realized that my Rae Dunn mugs were a perfect fit for the cubbies!

This was a quick, easy and inexpensive project that adds a lot of charm to my kitchen! I guess it's true what they say about looking at the items you own with an open eye... could you reuse something in a different way than it was intended?

Could you use a dresser as a bathroom vanity? What about an old kitchen table as a desk?

You get the idea...repurposing items is a great way to decorate your home thrift-ily and get a custom look that no one else will have!

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  1. You honestly always inspire me! I love this little cubby and your entire home. p.s. I have this same little shelf in my craft room but now you have me thinking about moving it. ;) Have a great day and Happy Valentine's Day!

    1. Mary Beth, than you for your sweet words and encouragement! I love when I inspire other creative people ;)

  2. Great job making this cabinet over!!!!! It looks absolutely stunning!

    1. Thanks so much Deborah! I loved the turquoise, but the neutral colors just work better!

  3. I happen to think your cubby looks great in its new doo!

  4. Nothing better and more thrifty than repurposing something that has already been repurposed! What a gorgeous way to display your lovely ironstone and Rae Dunn collections!

  5. I just love your Rae Dunn and ironstone collection. Your repurposed cubby shows it off to perfection! Happy Valentine's Day!

    1. Thank you Jane, it was a fun project! Happy Valentine's Day ;)

  6. So pretty! I loved the Tiffany Blue, but I think the gray and cotton combo are even better. What a lovely way to show off your fun collection.

  7. Love this Cindy! It's the perfect way to display your pretty collection.

  8. that cabinet looks so pretty with all your ironstone


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