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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!!!

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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;)

~Ashley

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7 Comments

  1. Cindy on January 21, 2012 at 2:02 am

    Looks Fantastic!

  2. erin j on January 16, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    This looks fantastic!

  3. Dana @ Cooking At Cafe D on January 12, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    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

  4. Kimberly Bonham on January 9, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    This looks amazing! Nice job! Go you!

  5. Jaime on January 9, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    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!

  6. Jill Flory on January 9, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    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!!!!

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