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.
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.