2 lockers- $5 a piece at a garage sale
Wood for the bench- Free! The previous home owners left an old water bed frame in the garage.
Wire shelf for the shoe rack- Free! This was a builders leftover shelf from our last house.
Wood for the cubbies above the lockers- Free! These were old closet doors from a closet we removed.
Bead board Wall paper- $20 It looks just like the real stuff and time will tell on how durable it is (Lowe's).
Paint- $5 from the oops pile at Lowe's.
Boxes for cubbies- $5 each (Ikea).
Hooks- Free! They were on the wall when we moved in.
Trim- Free! Leftovers from a friend's remodel.
Picture Labels on the boxes- Free! They are actually shower hooks that were given to me a few years ago.
Total cost= $50 + tax!
We were blessed to have the materials to use to make this- rethink, reuse and recycle! There are lots of freebies on Craigslist that you can use for your projects as well as cheap furniture that can be reused for other purposes. I don't have any instructions for you on this since my DH is the mastermind behind the building. I just drew him a bunch of pictures, gave him measurements and pointed out the supplies he could use. Fortunately for me, he loves me and likes to play with his power tools! Here is a picture of the project when my husband was done with it:
The metal tab was already on the locker, as well as a circular indent. I used photoshop to make tags for both, printed them on photo paper and just glued them on. An up close look at the picture frame/shower curtain hook turned label:
My next project will be to paint the wood walls and install new lights. Another adventure for another day!