An Easy DIY Upcycle for an Old Storage Unit

Alright so, here’s the scoop; I’ve had this storage unit (or what I used to call : “the stairs”) forever. My best friends dad graciously built it for me after I saw hers and needed more storage in my room.

Blurry picture but you get the gist

This was great for a really long time! It really did serve its purpose for me, but I decided it was time for a little upgrade.

The first step was to unassemble the stairs. Thankfully, it was built in squares which made it very easy to take apart the squares and put them wherever I want.

I was going for more of a side board look and I ended up with this:

The squares don’t all perfectly align, so there’s a little overhang, but I think it gives it character

Next, I knew I wanted to add legs to it so it would be lifted off of the ground. I went to Home Depot and here’s what I picked up:

  1. Four legs (around $6.00 CAD each)
  2. Four attachments for the legs (about $3.00 each)
  3. It just so happens that this shelf (which was $25.00) fit the dimensions of the top of the storage unit perfectly!

For assembly, the attachments came with screws so all I had to do was to screw them in. I used a drill but a screwdriver would work perfectly too! For the top piece, I just used some extra screws to screw the board in from underneath so it would be sturdy.

An extra step that could be taken would be to stain the legs. I personally chose to leave them because I liked the look with my dΓ©cor.

Voila! An easy upcycle DIY for an old piece of furniture into something that looks WAY more modern. It was pretty easy and fairly affordable! (All in all it was about $65, which seems expensive but compared to even buying a used sideboard, it’s a good deal!)

Thanks for stoping by! Looking forward to my next post and thanks for reading until the end

Chat soon,

Carli xox

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