Wooden cubby organizers are so multi-functional and fun to decorate during the holidays or special occasions and are perfect for displaying collectibles. The original plan was to use it for a coffee/hot chocolate station to hold mugs, unique cream and sugar bowls, tea bags and the like. I also thought about using it for a tea cup and saucer collection.
Instead, I decided to decorate my Vintage 12-Slot Wooden Cubby for Valentine's Day using dollar store finds.
Vintage Wooden Cubby Refreshed For Valentine's Day
I was sure I took a before picture but for the life of me, I can't find it. You can see the light stain color peeking through the areas that I distressed. All I did was give it a wash of white chalk paint and distressed it with 180-grit sandpaper.
Using wallpaper adhesive, I papered the plywood back with scrapbook paper. I may eventually add real barn wood to the back.
I couldn't find metal label holders narrow enough to put under each cubby so I improvised. Using a plastic geometry shape template as a stencil and black chalkboard paint, I painted faux back plates. With a silver paint pen, I painted the numbers freehand.
Then came the fun part, decorating it for Valentine's Day.
The garland I made from baker's twine that I had in my stash, some cute mini clothespins, and pretty fabric hearts found in the craft aisle.
The adorable 4-pack mini mason jars came with the gingham ribbon and I filled three of them with Valentine's Candy, which of course were taunting me and calling my name. I caved while watching tv tonight and went on a candy binge.
The cookie cutters were too cute and I simply hung a felt heart with baker's twine for a pop of red inside the heart shape cookie cutter.
The shot glasses I found in the back of my china cabinet and used them as mini vases for red roses.
Ya, they're fake.
I couldn't resist this adorable little bear holding a heart.
Or this Valentine's votive candle.
...and Valentine's Day wouldn't be complete without a BIG Kiss.
So what would you use this Vintage Cubby for?
When I did some research online I was shocked at how much these vintage cubbies sell for. Then I did the happy dance when I realized the sweet deal we got on ours.
You will find this project linked to these fabulous LINK PARTIES.