That mess is the one storage area my boys have in their bedroom. That’s right. All of their treasures are stuffed haphazardly in their window sill. It makes me a little crazy, but there’s no other place for it. (OK, they could put it all on the floor, but I think we can all agree that that’s a bad idea. That’s why I didn’t hesitate to buy some Little Tykes® shelves from a lady off of craigslist when I went to pick something else up from her house. They looked like this:
My boys are eight and twelve, so these looked a little juvenile for their room. However, they are really sturdy, and I paid a great price for them. (I actually got two of these shelving units and a large cabinet with four doors.) I didn’t want to spend a lot of money to do something different with them, so this was my grand idea:
That’s right. I gave them a manly make-over with Duck Tape®. The boys have an outdoors themed room, and it’s largely made up of camouflage. For about $20, I was able to turn them into these:
The boys love how they turned out. I’m pretty happy about it myself. I can’t wait to have the window sill cleaned out for the first time since we moved into this house two years ago. Plus? I got a crafty fix.
Have you made-over or repurposed things for your house? What tips do you have for making your existing pieces last longer, style-wise, as your kids grow up?
**I have no affiliation with Little Tykes or Duck Tape. I was not compensated in any way for writing about these products. I paid for both with my own money. Or my husband’s money. What ever. It all looks the same.