I am so excited to share this new piece with you guys.I was sorting out my kid’s stuff/ toys and wanted a kid’s accessible organizer for my basement .I searched for a cube organizer at Ikea online and really liked some of their organizers but they sadly dont offer free shipping even at Ikea pick up centers and I don’t have any Ikea near my house .I also went “Canadian Tire” but didn’t like anything there at all.I asked my husband to check Walmart and finally find the one I was looking for.”Home Trends” 8 cube display shelf, the perfect color (Rustic Oak) and size for my basement. I grabbed it right away.
It is really heavy , we didn’t even imagine until we had to carry it in the shopping cart and all the way home.I asked my husband to assemble it,It took almost an hour to do it.I wanted legs to make it above from the ground but was so unsure about it since, it is not solid wood, there’s a risk factor to try it on .I thought why not try wheels . I brought wheels and wood screws from home depot.
I asked again my husband to attach wheels to it . It was the most wise decision( fearful ) I have ever made.Wheels not only make it movable but also make it more attractive.Make sure these dresser units are steady enough and safe.You can attach it to the brackets if you have any doubt,it’s always better to be safer than sorry,especially if you have little kids.
I wanted to use specific sized bin and baskets for this unit but those were $12 and I needed 6-8, it was not economical for me at all.I got plain ones for $4 each ,I have a bad habit to customize everything .I was thinking to paint those baskets,than I thought better try stencil this time.I got stencil and fabric paint from Micheal’s.
I simply attached the stencil with frog tape and applied the paint with stancil/foam brush.Its really very simple and can be done under 5 mins.
I hang a long sport organizer for my elder son Abdullah’s sporty items.I put his hockey sticks,base-ball bat ,his gloves and knee pads etc. I don’t have a before pic but It was not messy but not organized either.I used big tote and bins for toys etc.I am doing some more things around that area ,will post soon.
Its time to organize my cube organizer .My little one has tons of cars ,Thomas and friends and train tracks .I wanted to use tags to label it but I was so excited to share with you guys, I couldn’t wait.I used some of other bins too since the toys come along with that he knows the blocks belong to that bucket,so it easy to clean up after.
My kids toys are now organized.I really feel so good,just ate my chocolate bar…what you guys do when you are happy?