Friday, May 27, 2011

DIY Storage {bins}


We needed more storage in our baby boy's room, but had to be creative where to put it. Right under the crib became the perfect place for something, just had to figure out what to use. I looked at different bins to purchase, but they all seemed a bit much, especially when buying multiple ones. I figured I could surely make something less expensive, and I that's just what I did.

Started with three $1 buckets from the Dollar Tree

Spray painted them--you have to do multiple coats to get it just right. There is a spray paint for plastic, which I tried, I just didn't love the color (there's not much selection). I ended up using my favorite green--Valspar New Avocado.


Add some fabric--found mine at Walmart.

I started by gluing the outer brim of the bucket with the fabric, then worked my way in. It took a lot of glue & cutting to get it to look pretty good. I cut a circle piece for the center of the bucket, then glued it down. It helped to make everything look smooth & more complete.

Sorry I don't have a better explanation for how I did it. And I'm sure there is probably a better way of getting the fabric in there. This worked for me though. :)

Lastly, added the vinyl numbers to each bucket, because I just love labeling things. :)

I am really happy with how these little inexpensive buckets turned out!


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62 comments:

Sarah @ The Bird's Papaya said...

that is fantastic!!! love it!!

Rachel said...

Oh, that is fantastic! Seriously, what a great way to store things in a cute, affordable way! I love it!

Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

Mindy said...

This is such a cute idea! I'm stopping in from Spunky Junky.

Karen said...

They turned out sooo cute! I love the fabric and the color you sprayed them:) Adorable!!
www.karismaheartsavannah.blogspot.com

Cindy@Cinsarah said...

Lindsay those are too cute!!
You did an awesome job!!
Love the Color & Fabric!

Terrie Mathison said...

That is such a great idea! I like how you made the plastic bins the color you wanted!! I would not of thought to spray paint plastic. The fabric is super cute too!! Great job!

Susan @ Busy Home Adventures said...

This is so cute! I love thrifty ways to make such cool looking containers. I'm going to save this in case I need to make some of my own. Thanks for sharing!

I would follow you but the widgets don't seem to be working tonight...I'll be back again though!

Popping over from Tatertots & Jello!

nila1920 said...

very cuuute! i would have never thought of just spray painted those inexpensive baskets to get the color i want! good job:D

Dacia said...

What a great idea & so cute! Visiting from TT&J

Delightful Order said...

I LOVE this and would love for you to link up to my Delightfully Inspiring Thursday Party someday. It's still going on now.

http://delightfulorder.blogspot.com/2011/05/delightfully-inspiring-thursday-party_25.html

DaNita

Katy said...

That's really creative. I'm in the process of organizing my little girl's room. I love storing things for her underneath the bed - right at her reach =)

Ashley said...

these are so darling!!! i LOVE green :) :)

Nelson Family said...

Look at you Linds! Great idea! I might have to try this sometime.

Mimi said...

I love your new buckets! (Isn't the Dollar Tree the best?)
They look great under that wonderful crib. Great job!

Michelle said...

They are adorable! I love that green. What can I paint that color? The fabric adds just the right touch. Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living said...

How cute and so very creative!

Michelle said...

what a super cute idea! following you from I heart nap time ;)

--Michelle

The Gunny Sack said...

Oh these storage bins are fabulous! They look so much better then the originals!

Janet said...

How cute is this?! And how cute are you?!

Great job! :)

www.iheartmygluegun.com

Jan said...

These are perfect!! Great job.

Amanda said...

The storage bins look wonderful, the colour is fantastic, great job!

aurorafedora said...

wow! great project and what a pretty nursery!!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

These turned out SO cute! Love the color in your baby's room. Thanks for your kind comments at Red Hen Home!

Kelsey said...

Oh my goodness, what a cute idea! I don't have kids but I think I want to make some to put under my own bed.

Christy said...

These are so cute! I love baskets that hide the "messes" in rooms. :)

www.christyscuties.blogspot.com

Michelle L. said...

Great solution, such a gorgeous room! Love all your decor!

Nan said...

Very cute! Coming from Creative Bloggers Party - I'm co-hosting! Your blog is adorable I can't wait to look around some more.

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

what a great idea, there adorable!!!

Ty and Whitty said...

I am in love with these. I pinned them so I dont forget I have to make these for my little guys toys I am running out of storage and this would be perfect and they are soooo cute. LOVE. thank you for sharing.

A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW
tyandwhitneyulrich.blogspot.com

Jess said...

Super creative! Turned out really cute! Saw you on Just Something I whipped up. Now a new follower!

~Jess @ makingoverthemartins.blogspot.com

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

this is such a cute idea! love it. cute room.

Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers said...

what a cute idea! And I totally have to agree about the terrible selection of color choices for plastic friendly spray paint. Glad you found a way around it because I love the color you used. Thanks for sharing!

Kristy said...

Very cute and thrifty!

Ches said...

These turned out super cute, love the green color.

Jessica @ My World - Made By Hand said...

Hey girl...thanks for linking up this week. I've had a blast co-hosting. All I have to say is AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME!

www.themombot.com said...

so cute and affordable! thanks for the idea!
Amy @ www.themombot.com

Lindsay said...

SO CUTE!! I am totally doing this :)

-following your cute blog

XO Lindsay @ Delighted Momma

Rachel @ Pleased as Punch said...

That's my kinda budget! :) And those buckets look so cute; love your color scheme. And aren't we all just a little tired of the ol' matching baskets with liners, anyway? This is such a refreshing change!

MomLaur83 said...

What a great idea! And where did you find that amazing crib?

Moquelish said...

Those turned out so cute! I love that they are so cute on such a small budget. Love it!

Judy said...

Those storage bins are super cute. I would love for you to come and join my Swing into Spring party that opens tonight at 8pm EST. Thanks.

Jenniffier said...

I was just looking into spray painting plastic. I have actually only spray painted once before so I am a little nervous. I too noticed there weren't many choices of colors for plastic. It looks like you did a great job on the spray painting.

Mrs. Me&U said...

Oh I love these! I'm gonna have to do this!

Thanks so much for posting. Found you on wandering wednesday.

Hope you can check in at my blog too.

Casey
mrsmeandu.blogspot.com

Anna said...

What a cute idea! I think I might make some of those for all of the balls in our playroom! Thanks for sharing over at Weekend Warrior. :)

Anna
www.askannamoseley.com

Carol Amie said...

is there a 'trick' to painting plastic with non-plastic spray paint? I simply Must copy this project for my kids mini-mudroom...with 3 going off to different schools next year we're opting to make the hall space outside of their bedrooms into a command center of sorts..clipboard for each with schedules and papers, hook for coats and bags, with a bin underneath to catch 'stuff'...this totally helps me expand my options in the up-to-now hopeless search for the bins. But I haven't ever spray painted Anything.

Tammy said...

These are really cute! They look good under the crib too! I'm your newest follower. Hope you can visit me sometime soon.

Delightful Order said...

I featured this today at my Delightfully Inspiring Thursday Party.

Grab a button, if you'd like:

http://delightfulorder.blogspot.com/2011/06/delightfully-inspiring-link-party-14.html

DaNita

radn@HouseonAshwelllane said...

I Love how you did the liner! Great for people like me who can't sew.

Spunky Junky said...

I can leave comments again! YAY! Totally love this project, thanks for stopping by SJ! The green is amazing;)

Halsey

Ginger said...

I love these! I have had a hard time finding something to fit under the crib. I will have to look out for these bins. I am adding you to my linky laundry list post this week.

Ginger
Literally Inspired

Jen said...

What a great idea for under the crib storage!

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Lindsay, This is the perfect idea for extra storage. The bins look lovely. Thank you so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase Party. I featured this on Sunday! Hope you have a lovely week ~ Stephanie Lynn

Kristen said...

I love this idea! I've been searching for the perfect basket...but they always seem to be out of my budget. These buckets are wonderful and are definitely within the budget!

Thanks for sharing!
Kristen
Turning a House into a Home

Ashley said...

these are way cute!!!
new follower!
love your blog:)

Toni said...

You are featured on ABFOL tomorrow. Congrats!

Toni

Kari at A Grace Full Life said...

I love this idea! I am a new follower!!

craftedniche said...

Great idea! I am sharing this with a friend!

Dana @ craftedniche.wordpress.com

Becca said...

I cannot believe what these looked like before! Such a great after!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

And this is EXACTLY why I hosted this "best of 2011" party! I knew there were great projects out there like this that had slipped me by. You are one clever cookie!

Natassia Butler said...

What a great idea!! I was just thinking I needed to find something for under the crib bc my crib skirt does not stay put!

Lily said...

What a great idea & so cute!

shoe cupboard

earth2body sisters said...

Hello! Just found your blog while looking for storage bins online. CUTE idea, thanks for sharing!

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