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Build some under the sink storage

Happy Valentine’s Day!

This post was originally a guest post for Brittany over at Pretty Handy Girl a little over two weeks ago.  I so appreciate that she featured me over there!  If you didn’t catch it then, here is the Pink Toe version :)

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Based on today’s post, I’m going to predict that 2012 is going to involve some embarrassing photos.  Embarrassing to me specifically.  But the “after” results are so worth the embarrassment that I’m going to show you some of the messy areas of our my house.  That cannot read “our” because no part of My Man is messy.  Been with him 18 years and the man hasn’t made a mess yet.  Me?  I’m the fertility goddess for messes—they breed all around me.  So I decided to tackle one mess at a time in 2012 and my latest project is organizing under the sink in the master bath.

I mean look at this (if you are male and uncomfortable looking at feminine products, you can just skip on ahead here…if you can even find it in this mess.  This photo could be a page in an I Spy book).

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Ack!  I swear it looks worse in the picture!  You can now understand that  when I saw this on Pinterest I got pretty excited.

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source: Pregnant…with power tools

Actually I got a LOT excited…dollar store bins!  Scrap wood!  Cheap and easy DIY—what’s not to love??

So I went off and I built some stuff and now it looks like so:

AAAHHH!  I love it so much now!

First thing you need to do is go get yourself some bins.  This project cost me $4 because all I had to buy were the bins and I got 2 for $1 at Dollar Tree.  You need to know also that bins vary in quality and usability for this project.  Look for rigid bins with side edges that are uniform with no obstructions like these: Read More…

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