Hey hey and happy Eclipse Day!! It’s good to be back. I have been away from my blog for a few weeks getting in all kinds of snuggles. I had my sweet little boy 4 weeks ago, and I’m finally figuring out how to juggle having three kids while trying to keep a clean house, paint furniture, work at my booths, and do a little blogging. Whew!! I wouldn’t change this craziness for anything in the world though! It’s the best!
Today, I’m sharing with you my all time favorite piece in my house. I know I say that a lot, I have lots of favorites, but for real this time. It’s my favorite for two reasons. I’ll get to those later but before I do, I want to throw out a little disclaimer. MY CUBBIES DO NOT ALWAYS LOOK THIS NEAT AND ORGANIZED! Actually, they are messy most days, but we would all be lost without this piece. I usually clean them out at the beginning of a new season. My excuse this time was back to school! It had to be done. I cleaned out what felt like about 100 pairs of shoes from the bottom baskets. Like I said, it had to be done to get ready for the school year!
When we moved into our home a few years ago, we had this hallway in between our garage and kitchen. I knew exactly what needed to go on this wall. I went to a few antique stores and flea markets and came up short. I did find a cubby with three lockers and it was like $800. UMM, NO! I needed four cubbies, and I was not going to pay that. I shared this with my husband’s grandfather and he volunteered to make it for us. Tear! It seriously was the best news because I knew we needed this piece but more importantly, I knew we would have a special piece for our home from a man that my family adores. We will have this piece forever! He whipped it up in a few days and that was that. Amazing!
I painted it with Annie Sloan’s Old White and added some hooks from Hobby Lobby and baskets from Michael’s. We use the top baskets for scarves, hats, and gloves for winter. We use the hooks for backpacks, purses, and coats and the bottom of the cubbies for homework, books, lunch boxes, and water bottles. Last, we use the bottom baskets for shoes and more shoes. I sometimes wonder what we would do without this piece. I guess be totally unorganized and messy. Guys, everyone needs something like this or a version of this. It keeps my family sane! Who am I kidding? It mostly keeps me sane.
I hope I helped show you how we stay organized during the school year. Like I said, it’s my favorite!! Go find yourself a builder or DIY it and get organized! I promise, it will change your life! Haha…but for real, it will keep your family organized, and it’s just so pretty to look at.
As always, thank you so very much for visiting. It means so much to me and your comments seriously make my day! I’m happy to answer any questions you might have over this piece. Have an amazing Monday, friends!!