Tuesday, March 27, 2012

J’s Room: Kids Locker Storage


Another project completed for my son's room!

And I am in LOVE with this piece!!  It's the first time I've actually painted with color.  I'm a fan of neutrals but I'm having fun using color in my son's room.

The piece before was just a plain towel/bathroom cabinet that we bought from Walmart for our Master Bathroom. It actually came with two shelves too for the inside, that I had already removed before doing before pictures.  I originally bought it thinking it was much larger in size and unfortunately it just didn't fit in our bathroom correctly.  It was an eye sore in there, and didn't even hold my necessities properly so I had plans on just tossing it, until I put on my DIY thinking cap!

Here's the before shots:
I took apart the cabinet to make it easier to paint each piece.  My husband was the one that originally assembled it and I was NOT aware how many individual pieces this unit had! Wow.

Once it was all laid out I primed each piece, and then did a coat of my go to paint brand for furniture - Sherwin Williams.  I used their Duration line as I was color matching a very bright red I found that I liked from Lowe's. 
I did one coat of paint and once it was dried, reassembled the cabinet once it dried and did a second coat with the unit together.
Then to give it more of a fun locker feel, I removed the glass piece and replaced it with a piece of screen which I just used a staple gun to keep in place.  And to keep with his industrial/antique aesthetic of his room I added the number 17 to the front (his birth date). 

I added a double hook on the inside so J could hang his backpack and coat to keep all things organized.
I added one of the shelves on the bottom too to keep a separate area for his shoes.

I love love love it.

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His room is slowly but surely coming together, and little by little more color is added.  Yay!

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  1. Love it! If you don't mind me asking, what did it cost you total?

    1. Well we had the bathroom cabinet from over a year ago like I mentioned - I think we bought that for like $50 originally from Walmart...
      Then the paint I use is from SW runs about $20 but I used probably a quarter of it so have plenty left over so that breaks down to what, $5?
      Numbers were about a $1 each from Lowe's, and the hook was about $3.
      The screen was total $5 for this insanely over sized roll of it but.... I didn't have any old screens to rip apart so I just bought it.
      So actual out of pocket costs for the project about $15.

  2. Love this! Something like this would be perfect for my boys. Great idea!

    -Erin Spain

  3. You Rocked this furniture outta the park! Love it so much!!! Great job!

  4. Love it! This is the perfect addition to a kids' room! The red looks perfect--way to add some color :)

  5. That looks fantastic!!! Now I'm gonna be searching for something like that for some of my kids! Great job!

  6. Oh my this is just to cute, I would like to make one these for my teenage son's room. An insiration for sure. Awesome idea.

  7. Great job. i bet Jackson thinks thats so cool to have his own locker. Love how his room is coming along. You are such a good mommy.

  8. Oooooh!!!! This is awesome!!! You should link this up at www.primitiveandproper.blogspot. She has a furniture linky party that's up now ;)

  9. Genius, that turned out incredible! Love everything about it especially the color!

  10. Super cute! I love it! Great job :)

  11. Pamela, this is brilliant and turned out fantabulous :) Thanks so much for linking up to LLR

  12. i am doing a happy dance, too! i love the pop of color it adds! fabulous!

  13. This may be the cutest thing I've ever seen. LOVE it - I totally want one!

  14. I'm loving this! Perfect color for that room!

    Thanks for linking it up!


  15. I'd like one of these for myself--it would be perfect for organizing daily necessities by the door so I don't forget anything on the way out! :)

  16. Pamela, this is such a wonderful idea! Love the locker look without the bang and clatter that comes with a metal locker! Pinning!


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  18. This is fantastic! Thanks for sharing it at Show & Share!
    Featuring it in tomorrow's party!

  19. This is too adorable! It's perfect. I love what you did with the bathroom cabinet, I bet J loves his new locker!

  20. How very clever of you and it looks fantastic! I have this linked to my lockers post too today, well done!

  21. Such a darling makeover! I love the color you chose and the number on the front. (Wonderful way to repurpose a non-functioning piece.) Great job, Pamela!


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