Here's what I had to start with:
The nasty factor had to go, but I didn't want to break out drywall, mud, sand, paint, etc.
Enter CONTACT PAPER!
I have done amazing things with Contact Paper people. This stuff is RAD!
Yeah, there are a few bubbles but don't judge...no one is really going to see it, and I was working with year-old crumpled scraps I found from a while back. Besides, it looks a TON better than what I started with! No more hole!!! (just don't push on it 'cause your hand'll go right through!)
Okay, so here's the milkbox and capri sun box organizer I hinted at in this post. Were you able to guess it?
See! It really is a Capri Sun box! I had to trim it down a little to make it fit in the Costco milk box and then I covered the rough edges with masking tape to smooth it a little. I covered it with a heavy duty white wrapping paper. You could use white contact paper, or another funky paper and just cover with clear contact paper, which would help waterproof it too. I didn't just because I only wanted to use what I already had on hand.
To identify what's inside the drawers for guests, I wanted to make labels. I printed the words: LATHER, for shampoo, conditioner, and body wash; SMOOTH, for razors, lotions, and deodorants; and POLISH, for toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, and floss. I'm glad I finally have a place to put all those little travel size bottles.
I had my old Stampin' Up! Hodgepodge Hardware kit so I pulled out 3 oval frames and 6 brads. I traced around it and cut it out just inside the line so it wouldn't show when it was all together.
I put mini glue dots on the back.
And put the paper label into the oval frame, being sure to match up the holes.
I put more glue dots on the back and adhered it to the drawer front.
I used a piercing tool to poke holes for the brads to go in.
Here is what it looks like all together.
And here it is in the bathroom vanity.
I have some extra towels and washcloths, bathroom cleaner, and a bucket full of things woman may need occasionally, if you get my point. ;o)
What kind of stuff do you come up with from things you have on hand?
Lots o' love,