Kids Toy Storage Re-Vamp

The husband’s parents live up north in Michigan where they frequently go garage-saleing on the weekends. Shortly after we moved into the house, they came down to bring us some of their finds. One of the items was this awesome toddler coat rack / cubby system they picked up for just $10!

It was such a sturdy piece of furniture that I had to research the company and see how much the piece retails for. I found a website that was selling this exact cubby system for $380! I fell even more in-love with this garage-sale find when I found out how much of a deal it was!

Since I decided to use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, I didn’t have to prep the piece at all {other than wiping off the dirt}! Yay for no sanding!!! I painted all of the wood on the cubby, skipping the backer piece. I had planned on lining the back of the openings with some pretty paper, but the brown against the grey is actually growing on me.

Currently, I am in search of the perfect hooks to hang in the coat cubbies since it didn’t come with any.

This is the perfect piece of furniture for the play room; how great do the bright toy colors stand out? And I love how well the Paris Grey goes with the Benjamin Moore Wythe Blue wall color {completely unplanned}.

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  1. I love garage sale finds :) It turned out fantastic!

  2. Lori Rothermund says:

    This is exactly what I want for my entry for my kids to drop all their stuff when they get home from school. I am sooooooooooo jealous right now!!! I do love the color. It looks great.

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