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Favorites Under Fifty: Storage Bins

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

I’m on an organization kick, remembering that behind my office closet doors which I’m replacing soon are a bunch of ugly boxes and bins that are as boring as can be. Practical yes, pretty? Oh no. This perfectly beautiful home office nook makes me drool and has inspired me to move forward with my own office organization plan.

organized office

design by kathryn j lemaster featured in at home in arkansas

It has also prompted a new series called “favorites under fifty (dollars)”; today’s spotlight is on attractive storage bins. Solid bins, baskets, and boxes are easy to come by, their clean lines bring calm to a space as evidence by the above, but I also love those bins with pattern or pizazz, these under $50 picks have that little something extra, perfect for a home office, kid’s room, or anywhere you need something snazzy in which to store your stuff.

 

storage bins under $50

storage bin with handles (multiple fabrics) $30 / metal basket, $18 / black + white floral fabric basket, $34 / samode storage baskets, $48 / quartz cube bin, $16 / prism storage boxes, $13 / mod cube, $29 / 4 piece faux leather bin set, $49 / kenya baskets, $30-50 / metallic storage bins, $19-25 / carnival soft sided, $33 / yellow striped hamper, $20 / printed canvas basket, $17 / multi dot, $40 / graphic storage boxes, $15-28 / pink gradient box (multiple colors), $20 / giraffe print bin, $10 / mosaic box, $44 / urban abstract nesting boxes, $30 / striped storage bin, $15 / delft hamper, $49

Hope you enjoy the “favorites under fifty” roundup, I’m open to topic suggestions for future features!

“The Problem Wall”

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Jennifer from I Heart Organizing wrote to me today asking if the board and batten loft solution from Monday would work in her home on her ‘Problem Wall’.  Jennifer wrote:

“I would love to do this project right in between our front door and large picture window in our living room/entry.  It almost looks to be a similar situation to the room you worked on . . . I have always struggled with no coat closet in this room.  When I saw what you did, it seemed like a perfect solution!  Just wondering your thoughts.” 

So I got a little creative with her entry and decided with a little Photoshop ‘cut and paste’ she could visualize her improved foyer. 

Here is Jennifer’s ‘Problem Wall’ now:

ProblemWall1

 

And what it would look like after installing some simple board & batten.   

jennifer wall after bandb

 

I hung her pictures a bit higher to accommodate for the ‘new’ wall treatment.   Since Jennifer is a busy mom of three boys, those extra hooks will come in handy.  She could use some extra storage, but there’s no need to make it drab or expensive, so I added this upholstered bench

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