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Smatty7
« on: October 24, 2011 11:27:43 AM »

I wanted someplace to store all my gift-wrapping supplies.  I try to keep an assortment of basic colors, and brown mailing, wrap on-hand.  With a little embellishment of ribbon, or accessories, you have a beautifully wrapped gift for any occassion.  But, there was also the issue of tape, scissors, tissue paper, etc...Keeping all the supplies in one spot was the goal.  Here is a picture of the finished project:


I started with this cabinet that I purchased from the Thrift Store, cost $15.00


I removed the top drawer and the front door.  Then, I painted the entire cabinet, inside and out, white.

I had a "lazy susan" spinning mechanism in my stash, that had never gotten used.  I wanted to be able to put several rolls of paper in the cabinet.  So, I mounted the lazy susan to a wooden circle that I cut out of plywood.  I made spools for the rolls of paper, out of dowel rods, and scrap curtain rod materials.  I also wanted to be able to slide the lazy susan out of the cabinet, so that I could see the rolls, as well as, remove them from the cabinet.  I mounted the lazy susan to a slide-out piece of wood.  I used the drawer hardware from the original cabinet to make the slide-out:



I attached small tea cup hooks to the inside of the door, and placed a dowel rod across, to hold different tissue papers.  I put a couple of hooks in the door to hang bags of filler.  I stapled a couple of strips of elastic to the door; to hold scissors and tape.

I think it fits perfectly, both in size and functionality, in the craft room!


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edelweiss72
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2011 11:40:20 AM »

That's a great inexpensive storage solution! I've never seen anything quite so perfect for storing gift wrapping supplies.
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« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2011 11:53:30 AM »

The slide-out lazy susan is brilliant -- and the cabinet looks great in the room!
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« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2011 12:03:22 PM »

nice job! i always find it so interesting and inspiring when people make over furniture into something more practical for their needs. 
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« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2011 12:32:39 PM »

clever!
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« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2011 01:10:42 PM »

What an awesome idea!
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t4wittma
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2011 01:33:23 PM »

Great idea! So much better than those plastic boxes they sell for gift wrap!
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« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2011 10:43:55 PM »

Love revamping thrifted furniture and this looks great!
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