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Posted on October 13, 2010 at 3:17 PM

Wall Cube Re-Fab-ulous Tutorial







This is a tutorial for a wall cube I purchased on clearance, years ago and never did anything with.  So, as happens to everyone else,  It sat in my garage collecting dust bunnies and got dirty and inches away from

being thrown out.


I was like... "Hold up!... What am I doing?"


This grungy cube obviously had potential of having a better life.  

So I improvised and it manifested into something fabulous.





Step One:

Say goodbye to ugly white-wash cube ugliness.   I tried to figure out what color the cube was going to be and came up with gray and orange since those colors were in my living room's color scheme. 



I acquired this amazing orange leather IKEA sofa through
my sister and my days began to look sunny. 
That was a wonderful addition to my home!



And I added this IKEA throw pillow:




Step Two & Three:

I grabbed my cheap-o, Walmart gray acrylic paint and painted the cube's outside and front with two layers.  {Believe it or not, I forgot to spray it with a glossy clear-coat at this point which would've made it look a heck-of-a-lot better, but I will probably do this at a later date.}


Step Four:

I then painted the inside shelf wall with black.


Step Five - Seven:

I masked off the front part and used a good jumbo marker and finished off the edge so it had a clean transition between the inside wall and the front area.


Step Eight:

I didn't want the wall to be the back of the cube so I decided to put shiny orange vinyl.  I measured the back of the cube and added about 1/4" so the rigged up backboard would attach well.


Step Nine - Twelve:

Using the cardboard material that is usually on the back of a legal pad, I cut it to the measurements and mounted it to the back of the orange vinyl contact paper.  Then I cut to size with an exacto-knife.  When doing this part I grabbed a credit card and smoothed out the air bubbles in the contact paper.


Step Thirteen - Fourteen:

Using the board, I placed it on the back {not mounting yet} and marked where the notches should go allowing me to hang the finished piece. Then using scissors I cut out the notch.


Step Fifteen:

Using common craft glue, I mounted the board to the back {orange side in} and taped the seam to the cube.  Then grabbed my exacto-knife and trimmed the excess off about 1/8" from the edge of the cube.


Step Sixteen:

And lastly, using the exacto-knife again, I trimmed away the tape from the hanging holes.


Then I hung my re-fab-u-lous wall cube in shear joy!









Categories: decorating, art + framing, painting

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