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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Clearance Storage Bins

Happy Thursday! Just in case you missed my guest post over at Hating Martha on Monday, I wanted to share it with you. Normally, I wouldn't recycle a guest post this close to the original post, but I am traveling this weekend and just have not had time to put anything together! Also, I think I'm going to change my Thursday posts to general projects instead of specifically doing a Pinterest project. I don't want to be tied only to Pinterest projects to share with you on these days! So here's a non-Pinterest one...

My current project is trying to organize my home office/craft room. I have a lot of junk supplies so I'm using many different types of containers, and I'm trying to be as cost-effective as possible. So, while I was in Hobby Lobby the other day, browsing the clearance section (aka Heaven), I found these:

These perfectly-sized bins were less than $2.00 each, but not quite the look I was going for. I decided on a black and white theme for the storage, but I couldn't pass on the price, so I snatched them up! I got them home and went to work with some black & white scrapbook paper and Mod Podge.


First, I peeled the fake "chalkboard" labels off of the bins. Then, I cut strips of the paper and brushed a layer of the Mod Podge on the bin, layered the paper, and then finished with a final coat of the Mod Podge all over.

Here's how they ended up:



Now they match my organizational decor! I didn't cover the insides, since they will be filled with supplies, but I think they look a lot better. This just goes to show you that you can make pretty much anything work for your room when it's the right price!

I hope you're inspired to browse the clearance section more often!

P.S. I never heard back from Patti, the winner of the lovely handmade headband from The Grant Life, so I had to pick someone else -- Sorry Patti! The lucky second chance winner is...#3 Erin who said:

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  1. Love the clearance section!!! Happy you linked to Things I've Done Thursday!

    Melanie www.bearrabbitbear.com

  2. These turned out super cute - what a great idea!!

  3. Perfect!! I'm in the process of doing my craft room and I'm also using a lot of black and white! I love it.

    Thanks for linking up!! I always love to see what you're up to!