I’m very quickly moving away from all the pretty white storage cubes that I “just had to have!” a few years ago. I was blinded by the clean and pretty look of them. I went mad with Michaels coupons buying them up as quickly as I could.
I now have about 42 of these things and the main thing they do now is provide a place to set foam board storage units.
All of the 4 drawer cubes are empty and a couple of the 3 drawer cubes as well. I have no idea what to do with them just yet but It’s looking like I don’t need them any more.
The problem I had was that they hid everything. They hid things so well that I forgot I had them and none of that stuff was getting used.
This got me to thinking about what would be the best storage solution for me and my personal style. Where is the one place you go where everything is out in the open, easy to find and easy to access? A store of course!
I set about reorganizing my things with a retail perspective. There isn’t anyone out there who sells the sort of things I wanted and even if there was, I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t be affordable. So, I pulled out my foam board and got to work.
In the end, I made 3 brand new shelves to complement the several I already had.
This shelf here is 30” wide , 22” tall and 14” deep. I’m using it to store glitters, embossing powders, re-inkers, stickles, H2O’s, paints, pencils and other things.
This sits right on one of my tables and is so easy to access and use. No more digging through a bazillion drawers to find something.
Right next to the one above, is another shelf. The difference with this one is it has fewer shelves, but they’re deeper. I needed something to house the bulkier items that don’t really fit anywhere else.
See that flower vase in the back? It’s filled with sand and weighs a ton! After several weeks, the foam board still has no problem supporting it and never will.
Finally, the last, and most difficult one is this one. It measures 42” wide, 26” tall and 13” deep.
Foam board comes in 20” x 30” sheets. The challenge here was how to overcome the 30” limitation without sacrificing the integrity and durability of the shelf. I ended up having to use twice as much board underneath to provide the necessary stability I think it will need then set about putting this monster together.
I covered it with old Costco patterned paper that I picked up a few years ago but never used. It came in very handy here because it took a LOT of paper to cover this thing.
Over all, I’m very pleased with the outcome. I’m loving that everything is back out in the open where it belongs and easy to find.
If you’re inspired to want some of your own, I have a tutorial on my Foam Board is the Best Thing Ever post.
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