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Monday, March 3, 2014

Completed Paneled cubby...

I hope you all had a great weekend!  Myself and some of my closest friends got the pleasure to celebrate our dear friends 30th birthday.  We not only got to celebrate with her, but we threw her a surprise party at a local restaurant with 35 of her closest friends and family.  We had a blast and it was so nice to have everyone get together.
 I made a project for the party, which I'll share soon.  No, It's not the banner behind us :)

Last time I left you off with the plank wall I had cut, installed and painted the boards.  If you want more details you can read all about the installation process here.

The whole purpose of installing the boards was to have a backdrop to my collection of Marilyn Merlot wines.  I had picked up four stainless steel wine racks from Ikea about three years ago with the intention of using them to display my wine.  If you know me or have been reading this blog, then you may be seeing a trend here.  I tend to buy things with the intention of using them, but don't seem to get around to it until months or years later.  I guess I'm kind of a hoarder when it comes to home decor.  Especially things that are on clearance or from Goodwill that need a little update.   In my defense, I did install the wine racks on the wall next to the bar, but had to remove them when we hung the upper cabinets.  
I marked all the holes and used the laser level to make sure everything was level.  Once I got all four wine racks screwed into the wall it was time to add the wine bottles.

I am thrilled to finally have this space finished.  After finishing this project and realizing how easy it was, I definitely think I want to plank the walls in the mudroom when the time comes.

The cubby actually looks like it was made to be there instead of being a blank empty space.  You may also notice that I removed the chevron fabric from the magnetic boards.  I was a little chevroned out.  (is that even a word?)  I have another idea to display the kids art, so that may be the next wood project.


  1. I have never heard of Marilyn Merlot...too funny! It definitely looks like that space was meant exactly to showcase the wine. Nice job!!

    1. Thanks! I've been collecting the wine for years, but haven't actually tried it. I don't even really like merlot, LOL! I just buy it for the bottles :)

  2. Love this project and those wine bottles are awesome... Thanks for sharing...

  3. Looks great. A perfect niche for your collection! Love it!