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!