I was recently forced to replace some shoes. I say “replace” because I never have extra shoes on hand just because they’re pretty. I think shoes merely serve a purpose and there’s nothing at all exciting about them.
So replace them I did and it left me with a handful of shoe boxes. I was very aware that these were just shoe boxes, but I still couldn’t shake the need to keep them around. After all, I’m always looking for ways to organize and compartmentalize.
But they weren’t very pretty. (Funny that I’m more concerned that my storage bins are pretty than if my shoes are.) I had two options. 1) Go buy some pretty organizers. 2) Make these boxes pretty. This was no difficult choice. I used the paint I had leftover from my dresser redo to spruce these babies up. After two coats of Asparagus paint and some free labels I found here, I had this:
Now I’m storing bedsheets in them. Each box is labeled with which bed the sheets fit and whether the sheets are flat or fitted.
Have you ever turned trash into treasure?
*Bonus: In Friends, how many categories of towels does Monica have? (I realize towels aren’t the same as sheets but they are both linens that must be separated in the linen closet.)