Posts Written On March 19, 2014

My Crazy DIY: Carrera Marble Storage Box

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As you know, I recently moved to a new apartment and downsized a whole lot!  Moving into a studio loft forces you to keep only the essentials, be smart with your space and create inventive storage solutions!  After searching for giant boxes for storage at Ikea, Container Store, Bed Bath and Beyond, TJ Maxx and Crate and Barrel – It was almost impossible to find something large enough that had a lid but also looks cool.  So this is the birth of my Crazy DIY.   Here is what you need to do this.

1. Get boxes you need, size shape and lid or not. I found these at Staples.com and they were under $30 for 4

2. Get Contact Paper! I got mine on Amazon but they have it at Wal-Mart, Home Depot as well. They have TONS of options but I chose this one because it is subtle and forgiving if I made a mistake. If you do strips or polka dots, make sure you measure twice and cut once.

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Contact Paper is so cool. It is easy to use and the backing has a cut guide and tips. It is just mildly sticky so if you make a mistake, you can always unstick it. Also if you are working too fast and it sticks to itself, you can easily peel it apart. Also, you can smooth out the bubbles if you put your hand inside your sleeve and push it out gently.  The instructions said you can stick a pin it in as well.

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I am going to put all the items in the 2 shoe boxes and the plastic bin below in my new box.

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Does it kind of look like a giant tissue box?  Sort of right?  I love them. Here is my Carrera Marble DIY Storage Boxes!

Let me know what you think of them!

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