DIY Pottery Barn Storage System Redo

Hey there!  You may remember the first building project that I tackled 2 years ago….

Well, it’s time for me to finally get around to decorating our game room and I am less than motivated by this color!  In fact, the rule of thumb that you should never cut your hair when pregnant should also include…or pick out a paint color (at least in my case;)  It screams 1st trimester nausea to me every time I look at it!

Fast forward two years later and I finally caved!!!

I am still so in love with this piece after two years and I love it even more with its modern look!  I covered up the first trimester green with 2 fresh coats of Behr Cozy Cottage in satin!  I also changed out the top and bottom trims for something a little more modern as well as the pulls!

Here’s what I did!

I purchased 1×2 and 1×3 select pine boards.  1×3’s for the bottom trim and 1×2’s for the top!

I also purchased sticks of cove molding to place underneath the 1×2’s.

I placed the 1×2’s flat side down on the very top of the unit and let them hang over the edge to be flush with the cove molding.  I attached them with Liquid Nails and followed up with a few finishing nails.

I did have to miter the edges and it is NOT difficult!  I used my compound miter saw and there are hard stops for 45 degree mitered angles.  I just cut and caulked!

I also used Liquid Nails and finishing nails to attach the 1×3 boards for the base trim and I swapped the knobs for my favorite pulls that I purchase at Home Depot for about $5 each.  They are a little pricey but oh so worth it!

I finally have the motivation I need to decorate our game room!  This was the first building project I ever tackled and if I could do it with ZERO building experience…anyone can;)

If you missed the step-by-step tutorials I shared as I was building this unit you can follow the links below!!

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Thanks so much for stopping by;)


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  • Looks Fantastic!

  • This looks fantastic!

  • Fabulous job!
    I really like the bins.
    (That’s about as far into this project as I can make it on my skill level…lol)
    ~ Dana

  • This looks amazing! Nice job! Go you!

  • Ashley love the ‘makeover’. I feel your pain about repainting a piece, especially such a large one and oh that first trimester feeling/smell/sickness reminder will get you every time. PS – Cozy Cottage is my fave, so creamy but not yellow at all, only second to BM navajo white. Nice update for certain and now the queasiness is gone!

  • I love the new look! Great job. You always amaze me:) My hubby would die before letting me at his tools:) But since he usually very willingly works on whatever I want him to I think I’ll leave things the way they are! I’m very much impressed that you do all this though – you rock!!!!