Project – Book Illustration Cubbies

Closets are great places to experiment with surprise design pops as your closet is all about you. No pretense. No house guests. Just the opportunity to showcase your things in a way that makes you feel good. For me, that means getting back to my childhood love of Blueberries for Sal. Photo credit: Malcolm Brown for Design Marchand

Learn how to make custom book illustration cubbies by clicking below.

To create custom book illustration cubbies for my closet I used inexpensive bins from Ikea, an old copy of Blueberries for Sal and some Modge Podge. I traced the outline of the bins, including the handle on the pages and carefully cut them out. I applied Modge Podge to the back of the illustrations and positioned on the cubbies. I then applied a coat of Modge Podge over the illustration for protection. To help the cubbies slide I tacked on furniture glides on the bottom four corners. Photos Design Marchand.

What book illustrations would you love to see in your closet?

Stacie August 22, 2012 at 12:34 am

I LOOOVE this idea, and love the book!! Its a huge favorite in our house.


Donna Mignella November 20, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Love this idea and want to do something similar for an old oak filing cabinet that came without the drawers. When sourcing the box on the IKEA website, was unable to find the one pictured in your project. Any further info would be appreciated.

Your home is warm with very nice touches throughout !


Kirsten November 20, 2012 at 9:53 pm

Hi Donna – see my note to Terry below for a similar bin. Thank you!


Terri November 20, 2012 at 6:56 pm

What kind of bins are those? I can’t find them on the IKEA website.


Kirsten November 20, 2012 at 9:52 pm

Ikea appears to have discontinued the bins I used. Craft stores have inexpensive wood bins like this one at Jo-Anns
Typically for applying modge podge look for a smooth surface. Straight sides also work well with graphics. Good luck!


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