Today's project started from putting the Christmas decorations back into the...SCARY STORAGE UNIT! YIKES...I cringe thinking about walking in that room. I'm a little embarrassed to show you the before photo, but I will!
|Here it is...so embarrassed! I'm just hoping you all have this kind of room:)|
As I was looking at the room, I decided it would be nice to have a bench along the back wall. I could add more compartments for maybe a... "Gift Wrapping Station"! And then along the shelves, which we built awhile ago, I could place all the Christmas decorations in nice, little, neat plastic containers. So, I went to Home Depot to buy lumber! I got quite a few looks down the isles. I was probably the only tall, skinny, blond, female walking around in heels in the lumber isle. One 'male' employee asked me if I needed any help and I promptly replied, "No, I got this"! I'll show them!!! So...I spent a total of $15.13, came home and built myself a bench! I am WOMAN hear me ROAR...lol!
|Here it is!!! Yippee! This cost only $15.13 and a little time.|
Now, I'm so excited to walk into my SCARY storage unit. I walk in just so I can look at it!
*I made this out of non-treated wood for two reasons:
1) The bench is not going to be outdoors so... I'm not worried about weather damaging it.
2) By using non-treated wood it was more cost effective.
*Also, along the back I added a ribbon holder, using a dowel rod. Now, the ribbons I use most are easier to access! Woo Hoo!
*The legs of the bench are made out of 2x4's and the top is made out of 2x6's.*On the shelf below, I placed plastic bins that pull out, (I had these from kid toys, that are no longer used).
I labeled each bin with my 'handy dandy' labeler I bought at Target years ago...LOVE THIS!
|Each bin contains holiday decor...Color coordinated of course!|
And Remember... I'm cheering you on!