Chalk Painted 18 Drawer Wooden Cubby

Good morning buttercup and happy Monday to youuuuuuu! First off I just want to say thank you to everyone that took time to leave a comment on my last post regarding the future of blogging. All of your kind and thoughtful words truly touched my heart and I can’t even tell you how much that motivates me to keep sharing. And holy cow, it’s amazing to hear how many of you don’t have any social media. Kudos to you! Social media is definitely a tricky thing to balance and it can be very distracting from what really matters in life. I’m glad so many of you don’t even bother with it. Good for you! Anyway, thank you all from the bottom of my heart for being here on a daily basis. You are the BEST!! Now, let’s get on to today’s post because I am soooo excited to share the 18 drawer wooden cubby I found last week. I just finished chalk paining it and it’s so dang cute! Here’s how it looked before:

And how it looks now:

Isn’t that the most adorable little cubby you’ve ever seen?! You guys know I love me a good cubby and I’m ALWAYS on the lookout for them, so the second I saw this one I was instantly smitten. I scooped it up right away and the best part is that it was only $55. BOOOYAH!!

I wasn’t digging the dark green color, so I chalked painted it white (I used Magnolia Home chalk paint in white) and left the draw knobs that natural wood color. I also did a little distressing with sandpaper just to give it more of a worn, vintage look. Easy peasy!!

I haven’t come across many good vintage finds lately, but I think this wooden cubby is one of my all-time favorites. I’m just obsessed with all the little drawers and I love how it looks in this spot. And yes, I did chalk paint that cabinet too. I was ready for fresh look in this corner! Anyway, I’m already dreaming up how I can style that cubby for fall. Would it be too much to put a mini pumpkin in every drawer?! Maybe? Probably?

Thanks so much for hanging out with me today on the blog. If you love vintage decor here are a few other posts you might like:

Vintage Door + Botanical Prints on the Stairs

DIY Vintage Card Catalog Coffee Table

The Coolest Vintage Find Ever

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52 Comments

  1. glenda lafont wrote:

    That would definitely be my jewelry box. I love it.

    Posted 9.23.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Oh it would be perfect for that!

      Posted 9.23.19 Reply
      • Andrea wrote:

        Hi, Sarah! Love following you on IG and your blog. I found a cool vintage piece that I want to chalk paint and turn into a buffet for my dining room. Did you sand first, then paint? And then, did you put any finishing wax on it? Sorry for all the questions, but you are the guru i trust to steer me in the right direction. I dont personally know you, but you make your IG so welcoming that I feel like I do, and I totally love you ♡

        Posted 9.23.19 Reply
  2. Donna Bergthold wrote:

    Looks great! Definitely think mini pumpkins would be cute. I’m sure you’ll style it perfectly as always Sarah! Looking forward to see what you do with!

    Posted 9.23.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you Donna! I think mini pumpkins are the way to go!

      Posted 9.23.19 Reply
  3. deanne wrote:

    Hello,I hope you stay on this platform as I do not go on instagram, also,where did you get the orange and gray plaid throw on your outdoor bench on the fromt porch and thank you

    Posted 9.23.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Hi Deanne! That was actually a find from the Target dollar spot. It’s just a large scarf!

      Posted 9.23.19 Reply
  4. Dee Lutsky wrote:
    Posted 9.23.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you Dee!

      Posted 9.23.19 Reply
  5. Really cute Sarah. Love those little drawers! I love and I did notice that you painted cabinet too. Love it all. You keep doing what you do so well. Love you girlie! xoxo🍁🍂🌾💚

    Posted 9.23.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Yes I did! I left it natural for a while, but I kinda felt like a change was needed to freshen up this area!! Love you back!

      Posted 9.23.19 Reply
    • Ruth Newton wrote:

      That cubby is absolutely adorable & looks great painted white. I know you’ll come up with some great ideas on how to style it!! It looks great plain too.

      Posted 9.23.19 Reply
  6. Sylvia wrote:

    Looks lovely! What brand and colour paint did you use?

    Posted 9.23.19 Reply
  7. Chris wrote:

    As usual Sarah, love your cubby re-do! Still chuckling about the “pumpkin in every drawer” idea😂🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃

    Posted 9.23.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      haha seems perfectly reasonable, right??!

      Posted 9.23.19 Reply
      • Dana Studer wrote:

        I have an 18 drawer cabinet like that. Mine is the original dark wood color and it came from Pottery Barn in the mid to late 90s. My dad gave me $100 & I found the $99 gem that day. It sits catty corner on my kitchen countertop and holds-to go sauces, toothpicks, measuring spoons, spare change, matches, tea lights, paperclips, birthday cake candles, etc.

        Yours is so cute white! I just yesterday finished painting a pie safe white and it took 20 hours total. No painting for me anytime soon!

        Posted 9.25.19 Reply
  8. Mary wrote:

    So cute Sarah! Looks great! I also love that gray/orange plaid throw and would love to know where you got it 🌞

    Posted 9.23.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Hi Mary! That’s from Target. Wish I could link to it, but they still haven’t put it on their website. Sorry!

      Posted 9.23.19 Reply
  9. Melanie wrote:

    Love the cubby. Color looks great in your room, but I even liked the green! I lI’ve hearing from you, but I am another one who is 59, and do NO other social media. I am blessed to avoid it.

    Posted 9.23.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Yes you are blessed to avoid it, Melanie!! Good for you. Keep it up!!

      Posted 9.23.19 Reply
  10. Ann Tousignant wrote:

    Those cubby’s look amazing,what kind of chalk paint did you use and what color of what was it? So nice looking love what you did,
    Ann

    Posted 9.23.19 Reply
  11. Kim Hagan wrote:

    Love this cabinet… you always seem to find the best stuff! Can’t wait to see how you decorate it. I hope you continue your blog since I’m not into Instagram. Enjoy reading your posts. Thank you

    Posted 9.23.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thank you Kim! And I’ll def continue the blog. No plans of stopping!

      Posted 9.23.19 Reply
  12. Cindy R. Baker wrote:

    The new cubby is super-cute! What a great find!!

    Posted 9.23.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Right?! I was so surprised to find it. Little cubbies are hard to come by!

      Posted 9.23.19 Reply
  13. Heather wrote:

    Ahhmazing Sarah!! It’s seriously sooo cute! Great job painting it too!

    Posted 9.23.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thanks so much Heather!

      Posted 9.23.19 Reply
  14. Jana wrote:

    Adorable Sarah! Super cute and I much prefer the lighter and bright color it is now. Super fun!! Have fun styling it! And happy official first day of fall!

    Posted 9.23.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you Jana! I am loving this look too. Much more my vibe!

      Posted 9.23.19 Reply
  15. Pamela Martin wrote:

    I’m looking for a cute cubbie, too. I want to put some vintage clocks in mine.
    Yours is too cute.
    *Smiles*

    Posted 9.23.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Oh that would be adorable. I love vintage clocks!

      Posted 9.23.19 Reply
  16. Dacia Schroder wrote:

    Hi. Love it so cute! Mini pumpkins would be adorable.

    Posted 9.23.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      YES!! I think so too!

      Posted 9.23.19 Reply
  17. Angela Servello wrote:

    Good morning sweet Sarah. That corner with the cubby and cabinet is perfect. I love it. By the way, you are the only one I follow on Instagram. When I finish reading your blog, I always scroll down to see your Instagram posts. I’m so not a social media person. At 65 years young I have no interest in other people’s lives, having too much fun and enjoying my family and friends in my own life, except for you, for you have captured my heart. You are like the daughter I never had. My blessings, your friend, Angela 💕

    Posted 9.23.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      ah thank you so much Angela!! You’ve been such a loyal supporter and it truly means so much to me!! Sending you virtual squeezes. xo

      Posted 9.23.19 Reply
  18. I enjoy your writing so much, thanks for sharing with us old people. Since they are tall their ages, count me 78!

    Posted 9.23.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      ah so happy to have you here Sally!! xo

      Posted 9.23.19 Reply
  19. Samantha wrote:

    I’ve never been really into blogs, but I have absolutely loved watching you on Instagram so I would love to start reading these! I love what you did with the cubby, it looks so much better than from when you found it!

    Posted 9.23.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      ah thank you! Appreciate you dropping by the blog Samantha!!

      Posted 9.23.19 Reply
  20. Dianne G wrote:

    Love how it turned out!

    Posted 9.23.19 Reply
  21. Great find! I love how you painted it. Nothing like a little white chalk paint!

    Posted 9.23.19 Reply
  22. Ashley wrote:

    Love it! Put all the pumpkins you want in there 😉. It would be my “what not” drawer. All the little things like buttons, safety pins, extra rubber bands etc! So cute!

    Posted 9.23.19 Reply
  23. DanYelle wrote:

    Adorable! Do you use a finishing wax on your finished chalk painted projects? Wondering if you sand first then wax or wax then sand ?

    Posted 9.23.19 Reply
  24. Carol wrote:

    Aw Sarah that is lovely! I am huge fan of wee drawers!!…my friends always point that out to me….that and wee houses too lol.
    I live in a small cottage on the west coast of Scotland and bit by bit its starting to look like your house😂

    Posted 9.23.19 Reply
  25. Jane wrote:

    What were those antique cubbies originally used for? Are they old library card catalogs?

    Posted 9.23.19 Reply
  26. Heather wrote:

    I love following your blog!

    Posted 9.24.19 Reply
  27. Mary wrote:

    Booyah is right on the price. You got that for a steal. Looks gorgeous there. I wish I could have your eyes for looking for the right things. You got it my lady ! 👌😊

    Posted 9.24.19 Reply
  28. Pat Jones wrote:

    Love the cubby, wish I could find a similar one. I am always on the look out!

    Posted 9.24.19 Reply
  29. Sharon Isaac wrote:

    Wow Sarah I love it! I loved it before you painted but it’s definitely more beautiful painted white and distressed! 🧡🧡 Makes me want to find one of my own. I’m on the look-out!

    Posted 9.25.19 Reply

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