After we bunked the beds (post here) we had this empty wall:
Using Ana White’s plans for the cubby storage wall, I built the cubbies and modified the base supports in order to make use of the large baskets we already had.
I used 2 1/2 sheets of 3/4″ plywood and 1 1/2 sheets of beadboard backing and cut all my pieces:
Total cost (not including fabric bins) $120.
Here’s Pottery Barn’s version for a whooping $760:
I can guarantee the labor to make these is so worth the $640 you’ll save.
Now all three kids have their own designated cubbies to store all those trinkets and what-not kids tend to collect.
And we made the best use of the space for a minor cost.