The Bin system I found at a yard sale years ago was not really working and the space was not being utilized very well, but alternatives were expensive to purchase and they were not made of real wood. I got some inspiration after seeing a cubby system that Honey's nephew had built for their home, and began researching. After talking to Honey about it, he told me to draw out what I was thinking and he would take it from there. He's a keeper! He quickly drew up the plans and confirmed that is what I needed and off to Lowes for a date night we went. Are we the only ones who spend a date at a home improvement store? We spent one Saturday morning building the Cubbies with really nice quality pine and I'm so happy with the results.
There are two sets of cubbies: Set one has six storage spaces and Set Two as four normal spaces and two double spaces. The double space will allow for a hidden space in the corner.
I was able to find fabric baskets at Target just the size and price I needed. I looked at Amazon, but was wary of the thin fabric that so many seemed to be made of. After going through, sorting, getting rid of some, and putting other toys in plastic and fabric bins, I still have organizing and rearranging to do, but I'm pretty pleased with the results. I love that I have such a wonderful space now to store and organize toys, puzzles, and things I use for daycare, but I LOVE the nice flat top surface to place those bulky toys that won't fit in the baskets or plastic bins. I originally planned to paint it, but I'm not sure if I'll do that now. Running out of time and steam for completing projects this summer.
|Told you it was a mess of toys!|
|without backs so you can see the hidden space|
|Adding backs to each cubby cabinet|