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This was after we painted and installed crown and shoe molding.
Using the Kreg jig, The Mister drilled holes to attach the pieces together. To give it added strength and stability, we cut triangles and screwed them in the back corners. We also nailed a 1/2 inch by 3/4 inch strip of wood which we salvaged from another project to the face of the cubby to finish the front.
CentsationalGirl's blog, I sewed a boxed bench cushion using two old pillows as stuffing. I haven't practiced sewing a zipper yet so instead of sewing a zipper in the cushion cover, I used Velcro to hold the cover closed.
Like most things I do, it takes multiple tries before getting it right (or better). These baskets took three tries and no two baskets are exactly alike. (haha!) I can say with confidence though that the second basket is better than the first and the third basket is better than both the first and second. At least they resemble baskets, right?
The original goal was to give each family member a basket, but so far we have been putting shoes, purses, towels, dog items in whatever basket is available. I am so glad to have a partial solution to our shoe problem!