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A Ten Minute Project

This week I wanted to share the simplest little project...
it took ten minutes...but it made a nice change!

You may remember my cubby cabinet.  I bought it several years ago at a garage sale for $5.00.  I am sure it was most likely a garage piece, as it is made of plywood with a pine tongue and groove top and sides.  

A couple of years ago I painted the faceboards and side panels gray...
which dressed it up considerably.

My next project was inspired by a recent thrift store find.  
I found these old stencils in a grab bag in the office/craft area.  
Those little numbers sparked my imagination...

With the stencil, and some dark gray craft paint, I numbered the cubbies!  I wasn't too careful, just held it in place while I worked and put it on lightly so it wouldn't look like new paint.  I was going from side to side, and once put the wrong number on...but wiped it off with a wet paper towel, and kept on going. 

I think the numbers give it a little personality!

Don't you love a quick and easy project?
Have you used numbers around the house?  I'd love to hear your ideas!

Until next time...


  1. The numbers definitely give it personality- I love numbers on anything!

  2. Definitely a fun touch---great place to stash 'lost' As we call those items misplaced by someone other than themselves. Very cute and completely vintage looking!

  3. Oh you clever girl. :):) I love it. , Linda. It looks more industrial . The things you can do with that cubby find. And the old stencils. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  4. What a fun touch for a unique piece! Are you going to be putting anything in the cubbies, or leaving as is?

  5. Adorable, Linda! That would be a great place to put wine bottles or linen napkins!!

  6. I agree, the numbers add that extra something, it's cute!


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