I’m a sucker for storage and organization units. I love finding creative ways to store junk.
The unit didn’t stay that way though. I had an idea and luckily a nap time aligned with my wave of creativity.
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As expected, I had to put it together piece by piece. Honestly, I kind of like projects like this. I love seeing all the different parts and pieces come together and make something cohesive.
I was doing this project solo (if you don’t count my supervisor, Sophie, and my napping 7 month old) so there were some challenging parts but I persevered and got it put together.
The unit included these 4 pieces of cardboard-type material to serve as backing for the piece. I figured it’d be easy to add some color by jazzing these up.
I pulled out some wrapping paper that I had gotten on sale at Hobby Lobby a while back and simply wrapped them like I would a present.
To make sure the backgrounds didn’t get torn or ripped once they were in use, I coated each of them with a layer of Mod Podge.
After that had completely dried, I nailed in the backgrounds and stepped back to take a look.
Love it! Total cost for thrifty decorating? ZERO bucks! I just got creative and used what I had in my home. You’d be surprised with what you can do with what you already have. Another lesson I learned through this… never pass up a roll of good wrapping paper. You never know when you’ll actually use it!