Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Dining Room Teal Storage Cabinets

So when I found out I was prego, I knew my trusty craft room would need to be turned into my son's room and I'd have to find a space to do my crafting elsewhere. I got the bright idea to add storage cabinets into my dining room- since we don't do a lot of formal dining. I thought it would be the perfect place by allowing me to be downstairs and in the same general area as the hubs when he'd be on the computer. I often found disconnected from the world (that's good and bad, I guess) when in my craft room- this way I could craft, but still be able to talk to the hubs. It also forced me to completely downsize all my crafting crap. haha

teal craft storage cabinets in dining room
 Please disregard the messy computer setup in the background. lol

I searched high and low for skinny enough storage, but tall enough to fit our space and for what I needed. I luckily came across on a local yard sale site someone selling these 2 plastic storage cabinets for $30 for the pair. They were the perfect size and price- since similar ones at Target or Ikea were a BOATLOAD more- and boring colors. I knew I wanted these cabinets to brighten up our fairly neutral dining room, so I decided to paint them teal (similar to our coffee cart that I DIY'ed from a tv cart.)
Gotta love how spray paint can update boring storage cabinets.

teal spray paint
I just love this color!

teal craft storage cabinets in dining room
Cabinet closed- before

teal craft storage cabinets in dining room
Cabinet open- before

teal craft storage cabinets in dining room
Let the painting begin! Ran out of paint, so had to get more to have a even coating.
Here they are in the space- I managed to get *most* of my crafting stuff in them- I have a few boxes tucked under our fold-leaf table filled with fabric though. Who knew I'd start to get into sewing too!
teal craft storage cabinets in dining room

teal craft storage cabinets in dining room


Anyways, don't settle for a one-function room- go for multi-functional! I plan on adding either corkboard, magnetic plates or chalkboard on the inside of the doors- just haven't gotten to it yet.
As a side note- don't wear short-sleeves when spray painting on a windy day. lol

teal craft storage cabinets in dining room


Hope this inspires you to take otherwise boring garage storage and turn it into functional storage inside your home!

teal craft storage cabinets in dining room

Have a great day!
-M

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