Saturday, February 12, 2011

Sometimes it's okay to be fast, cheap, and easy

Here's some fast, cheap, and easy storage (not to mention free) I came up with for under our TV stand.

First find a box (just a coincidence this was one of my "crafts" box from moving) and tape it shut.  Then cut the box in half lengthwise all around.

...then inevitably slice your finger open with a razor blade *ouch!*

Because I'm cheap, I only covered the front half of the box with fabric (applied with Mod Podge of course) 

The handles came from this window I bough last week. 

...which were filthy

and because cardboard is not meant to have handles - this happened.  One injury is enough for one night.

Cut up some styrofoam and skewer it on those sharp points!

and there you have it!

Perfect for storing blankets!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. What a creative idea! Cute!!! :)

  2. Sorry about your finger! But that's pretty innovative. Can you believe I don't own Modpodge?? What is wrong with me?!

  3. Hi Emily! Welcome to blogging and thanks so much for joining the party. Happy Valentines day to you. I love Mod podge, just did some today in fact! XO

  4. This is amazing! What a great idea! I have blankets laying all over the place. I also have boxes all laying all over the place. Thanks for sharing and sorry about your finger. I am a brand new follower of your amazing blog!

  5. Thanks Lauren!! I LOVE the name of your blog! So adorable! Now I'm a follower too :)

  6. What a great idea! Love easy and cheap storage solutions! I found you over at Debbie Doo's Party! I am your newest follower!


  7. What an awesome idea! And it looks super easy! I may have to borrow this one :)

  8. that is so clever. perhaps I shall even try it:)