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« on: May 07, 2011 06:55:48 PM »

I've been wanting something to store my scrapbook paper in, but those big fancy plastic-drawer-thingies are expensive!! So... I made this:



It started it's life as an old cabinet for storing records in the 70s. Yeah... it's not real wood... and this picture was taken AFTER I scrubbed the whole thing out with Clorox... because there was something living in there...



Because it wasn't real wood, I couldn't get any paint to stick to it and look nice... so I picked out some paper that matched my craft room and decoupaged the sides of the cart. (the dark area in the middle is part of the paper design- it just photographed weird).



Then I made a new knob out of Fimo and a cushion for the top (partly to hide where I tried to paint it).



Why a cushion for the top? That's two less cats who are trying to sleep on my desk while I work.



I really love the way it turned out and since records are slightly larger then 12x12 paper, everything fits really well. There were enough shelves that I could organize my paper by color and theme. Smiley

Best part- the whole thing cost under 10$... which is a whole lot less then the store bough storage units.
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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2011 07:06:51 PM »

Crafter friendly, kitty approved! Grin I love this idea -- great repurposing!
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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2011 07:20:35 PM »

I think it is a great paper storage cabinet, and I totally understand about the cats needing a place to hang out.  Mine seem to think if I lay down or sit down that means they need to be on me!
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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2011 07:39:15 PM »

So clever and stylish! I'm envious  Smiley  P.S. The cats are looking like they approve of the cushion idea!
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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2011 08:12:51 PM »

Isn't it crazy how expensive those storage things are? Well, yours is so much better!
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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2011 08:50:41 PM »

Fabulous redo!!!  And it's kitty approved.  I'm wisting this.
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« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2011 09:15:53 PM »

What a cool redo! Those record cabinets are perfect for scrapbook paper...never thought about that. I just bought one of the storage carts today and even at 50% off it was expensive...I like yours better. Especially the place for the furries on top!
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« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2011 01:21:24 AM »

I think it turned out great!
I like it so much better then those plastic ones. It has got character.
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« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2011 06:08:16 AM »

I love it! Great job!
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« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2011 09:29:50 AM »

wow, that's such a fantastic idea! and so much prettier (and cheaper) than store-bought.
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