Have you seen these in the Pottery Barn Catalog?
I just love these wall mount cubbies. I've been in PB several times petting them but think their prices are ridiculous. I figured it couldn't be too hard to make one...but I'm not good with power tools except maybe a drill and a glue gun.
I've been on the hunt for a few weeks for something I could use to make a knock off cubby shelf like this one.
I thought about using a crate and adding my own dividers...again, not good with a power saw.....
so yesterday I was in the thrift store and saw this.
It only has 9 compartments and NOT 20...and it doesn't have a backing on it....but for $15.00 it could be mine. Now I'm not really complaining but I think $15.00 is CRAZY insane for this chunk of orange-ish wood. But yesterday was my lucky day and everything was HALF OFF so I got it for $7.50. After I got it home I realized it even has the exact SAME SHAPE at the top as mine.....with those little curved side rails at the top and bottom.
I spray painted it heirloom white and distressed the edges with a butter knife before it was completely dry.
So here's their version:
and here's MY version again:
all the little white pitchers have been picked up here and there for less than $1.00 each, including that Anthropologie Cup with my husbands initial! The old crusty Virginia License plate dated 1958 is my husbands birth year and I bought if for him at the DC Big Flea last time it was in town.
I can just see changing this out with different themes. RIght now I've got all whites in there because I refuse to admit that Summer is leaving us fast. It's a reminder to me of warm days and cool nights and crickets and fireflies and air conditioning.
But come November I might be ready to try something like this
Is this not the cutest? I love the little packages and that tiny little squirrel down there peeping out from the cubby!
So for an afternoon of spray painting and a little stenciling I got something that I've wanted for a very long time!
Another thing that I've always drooled over is this
It's an Apple ipad. It's basically a mini flat laptop that you can take anywhere, it's as thin as a notebook. Since I'm so addicted to reading blogs my husband kept saying "you really need an ipad". But thrifty me kept replying that I was perfectly happy with the desktop computer that we have. Sure it would be nice to lay on the couch and surf blogs...or take it outside and lay in the hammock....but really.....such a luxury!
Well....my husband and kids chipped in and bought me one for my Birthday! At first I was insistent they take it back! The frugal thrifty side of me didn't want my kids parting with their hard earned money for something so extravagant. But my daughter pointed out that by the time everyone bought me a gift combined it was more practical for them to do this! So I ripped that box open and I've been glued to it ever since!
Here's my favorite spot to relax and visit you
Have a wonderful week!