During the month of January, we'll be posting photos and tips on DIY renovation projects from our readers. The first twenty submissions posted will receive an AT bib or T-shirt. Please click here for all the details.
Here's a project from reader Nomad Mama that makes good use of something that otherwise ends up in the garbage (or, hopefully, the recycling). She made a sweet, useful storage box out of an ordinary shoe box.
Location: Cary, North Carolina
Project Details: Here is a really simple project that I did to make an attractive storage box for my daughter's room. I just took the bottom part of a shoe box, covered it with glossy gift wrap paper, and then added a couple of embellishments to it. Super easy, we all have unwanted shoe boxes and perhaps some left over gift wrap lying around!
Materials used: Bottom part of shoe box, gift wrap (can use any kind of paper!), scissors, scotch tape, a couple of embellishments.
Time taken: Under 30 minutes
Level of difficulty: Basic
Best project tip: A collection of boxes covered with your favorite papers can look great lined along a shelf. Quick, easy storage!
Thanks for sharing a great project! See more at her blog, Nomad Mama.