Every few years we move. Every move we have a new home with a new configuration. Our last home had two great hall closets and this house has zero. Zero hall closets. So we’ve had to get creative. There was a spot at the end of our hallway that was the perfect spot for a DIY Aqua Storage Cabinet. So we got our build on.
Ok so I’m not going to pretend to be amazing at whipping up some awesome plans for this build. The inspiration for this project came from Ana White and you can find her plans HERE. What I can do is show you how we built ours.
So here we go…..
We started with some 1×12’s to create a large rectangle box. Then used some 1×10’s to create shelves. Some 1/4in plywood made up the back of the cabinet. We attached the plywood to the 1×12 frame and the 1×10 shelves for extra stability.
To make the cabinet look more finished we created some faux crown moulding with some 1×2’s and 1×4.
Now for the doors. We used 3/4in plywood for the doors and cut 1/4in plywood into strips to add some more character to the doors.
Check out these cute little legs! I just couldn’t resist adding a little leg and curve to this project.
The doors were attached with 3 hinges each, they are pretty tall doors. We added some magnetic clasps to the cabinet and doors to help them stay shut. Lookin pretty good right? Time for paint!!!
Is it really any surprise that it was painted aqua? I mean really? I decided to whip up some home made chalk paint and tackled this huge beast. I think it turned out beautifully.
It is providing a great amount of storage for us and I have to say, it sure brightens up this hallway.
The doors on this project ended up proving to be more difficult than they sounded. Somehow adding doors to a project and expecting them to match up, hang right, and fit suddenly become too much to ask. However, I LOVE to be able to shove stuff somewhere and hide it away. So we could of kept it a glorified bookcase….but these doors make my inner OCD happy!
The top of the cabinet looked pretty bare and boring so I shopped the house. I decided to put my little birdcage collection up top. These cages were around the house but together I think they made a bigger impact.
Don’t you think those little legs add just the perfect amount of….something? So cute!
I’m so happy with how the DIY Aqua Storage Cabinet turned out and I have to admit….I’m glad it’s done! It was a big project. How do you think we did?
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