Monday, February 13, 2012

diy underbed storage

I don't know why but all of my children are pack rats. They have to keep everything! Kid's menu's from restaurants, we have them. Thousands of pieces of paper with doodling and drawings, we have them. Candy from Halloween three years ago, sadly we have this too!

Over the weekend I decided my daughter's room needed some cleaning, purging, and organizing. I wanted to utilize all of the space under her bed without spending any dinero!

I had some cardboard boxes that fit perfectly under her bed and decided to spruce them up with some paint.

The first thing I did was cut the top flaps off of the boxes. I used some leftover paint to paint all sides of the boxes.


I wanted to paint a chevron pattern on some of them so I used a ruler and pencil to mark the lines.


Then I taped off my lines and painted on the white chevron.


Now we have plenty of room for all the miscellaneous items my daughter has. She can easily pull them in and out to access her things. Not to mention how excited I get when I finish a free project!
I would love to see your free projects! Please e-mail me if you would like to share your creations here! Please see contact information above.
Have a wonderful Monday!
                                                                                    Amy


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31 comments:

  1. Oooo - I love the look of the boxes underneath the bed. It looks great to have a chevron pattern be every other box. Have you labeled them in some way to designate what items go in each box?

    Thanks for linking up to the Take it on Tuesday blog hop!

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    1. I would love to label them in the future. I figured we should live with them for awhile to see what works where for my daughter. Thank you for visiting.
      Amy

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  2. This looks great and I really love the giant keep calm and carry on sign!!

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  3. LOVE this! I'm FBing it tonight at the Creatively Living FB page!

    Thanks for sharing!
    --Katie

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  4. Great Idea. Nice and tidy looking. . . never can have too much storage!

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    1. With kids you can never have too much storage!
      Amy

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  5. Whoa! Now THAT is an awesome Mommy Solution! I would LOVE for you to come share this in my Mommy Club link up http://www.crystalandcomp.com/2012/02/the-mommy-club-share-your-resources-and-solutions-31/

    Thanks, Crystal

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  6. THIS IS FANTASTIC! I Love, love this idea and the chevron pattern. Amazing!
    Great job,
    Hugs
    Mandy

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  7. Love it! And love that your daughter has a blue room. I've always loved blue!

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  8. Thanks for the invite, I'll be there!

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  9. Looks great! What a cute way to store that extra stuff!!
    gatheredinthekitchen.com

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    1. Thanks! Yes, they really help contain the clutter!

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  10. I was shocked when you said these were cardboard boxes. The paint really makes them look nice! I never would have guessed from the picture. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays. I'll be hoarding cardboard boxes from now on.
    Rachel

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    1. I wasn't sure at first how these would look, but I was pleasantly surprised! Thanks!

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  11. My kids are pack-rats too, and I have all kinds of storage bins I could use. I might have to plan some time to do this! Thanks for the idea...I'm a new follower from the Mommy Club hop

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  12. Thanks for linking to the Home Decor and Organizing Link Party. This is such a great idea and I love how you painted them. I featured them today on my blog.

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  13. Great storage solution! Cute and thrifty too! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Featuring these tonight!

    Come by and grab a button!

    --Katie @ Creatively Living

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  15. Thanks for sharing your terrific project at Potpourri Friday!

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  16. I featured your underbed storage on the Take it on Tuesday blog hop: http://romanceonadime.com/take-it-on-tuesday/take-it-on-tuesday-blog-hop-17-kitchen-remodel-before/

    Feel free to grab a feature button!!

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  17. Wow, I love these -- so simple and an awesome way to reuse old boxes. I might have to try something like this with my kids' rooms. Right now their floors are an absolute mess...we desperately need more storage. Thanks for the idea -- I'm your newest follower!

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  18. Simply genius! Love that you painted fun designs and used simple boxes for storage! It turned out great!!

    xoxo,
    Jen

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  19. Amy this is seriously darling! I LOVE that you painted those. The overall look is so pulled together and adorable. Thanks so much for linking up to the party.

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  20. This looks great! I can't believe how nice those cardboard boxes look. I might have to do the same under my bed!

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  21. I was curious what type of paint you used and if you used any sort of primer?? We just got rid of our dresser in the bedroom and hung up 8 foot shelves and the cheapest box solution I have found were banker boxes, but was unsure of how to cover/paint them so they match.
    P.S. Actually just did my bedroom in the grey, white, and smokey plum LOL

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    1. Hi Alana! The boxes I used were just cardboard boxes so I didn't need to prime them. Any type of slick surface I would primer first though. So glad you could stop by!

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