15 Minute Storage Unit Makeover


Well it’s officially cold season on Cottonwood Lane….everyone’s been sick.  Some of us (Mr. L) have been sick twice in a row! Did I mention he’s also cutting two molars at once? (Poor little guy!)   But we’re finally feeling a bit better which leads to longer nap times and, for me at least, trips down to the basement to work on unfinished projects.

One of the projects I was able to tackle was the old, three cube, storage unit I’ve held on to for a few years.  I bought it at least ten years ago for a pantry and then it went on to be part of a storage unit for a walk in closet.  For the past year it’s just been shuffled around in the basement.  Since storage is a HUGE issue in this little house I’ve kept this piece on hand, even though it was ugly as all heck.  And stained with various lotions and potions.

I knew I wanted to use it in the downstairs bathroom which I’ve been slowly (very slowly) turning into a master bath.  There was an empty space at the foot of the tub which perfectly held the cube once it was flipped on it’s side.

Excuse the clutter….bathroom under renovations

A few weeks ago I spotted this wrapping paper at our local supermarket and loooooved the pattern.  I knew it was a good match for the new bathroom and grabbed a roll.  Really wish I had bought more than one roll because it’s been sold out and I haven’t found it anywhere since then.  Boooo.

gift wrap

Once the boys were napping, I grabbed some decoupage glue and a brush and went to to work.  I measured the side of the cube and cut a piece of the gift wrap to fit on the side.  Brushed on the glue and then fitted the paper to the side.  Once the paper was dry, I trimmed the edges and we were done.  I think the project took about 15 minutes start to finish and cost less than a couple of dollars.

FYI- There is a supply list at the bottom of this post if you want to try this at home 🙂


Super easy.  Super quick.  Super cheap.  Love that!  It holds a lot of towels which, given that the only linen closet is all the way upstairs on the main floor, is a pretty sweet thing.

3 cube organizer
Gift wrap
Mod Podge
My favorite white towels that last forever!

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  1. What a great idea! papering it and turning it on its side…brilliant! I am your newest GFC follower. I was touched after reading your About Me page and just think that your life will be blessed beyond measure as you sacrifice for these little guys. Thanks so much for stopping by Posed Perfection today and leaving me a sweet comment on my Decorated Clothespins. I hope you'll stop by again and maybe even follow me back. Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. One of the things that I am confident in doing is doing a DIY makeover for certain items at home, especially storage bins for my children’s toys. I think having a penchant for carpentry and DIY help and I can actually save money because of it.

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