Mar 14, 2014

How To Personalize A Plain Dollar Store Bin

I totally dig storage bins.

But sometimes the form they come in aren't always stylish or fit the space.

So today, I'm going to show you how you can easily personalize any old plain bin into an awesome one!

The bin I happened to have is one from the dollar store.

Since we built these shelves in our master bathroom, I knew I wanted to store things like toilet paper and wash cloths on them and I knew they HAD to be housed in pretty bins!

I'm sure you've all seen the above bin at your local dollar stores. They're functional but not very easy on the eyes.

So what does a DIY gal do? She gets to work!


You will need your old bin, a glue gun with glue sticks, a pencil, ruler and scissors (not pictured-why do I always forget an item?!)

I used the same technique I used on my DIY Storage Boxes, so for the sake of not re-doing the tutorial, you can just check that out. It's soooo easy, I promise!!

And this is the end result!!

I love this chevron striped fabric!!

It reminds me a lot of my Chevron Striped China Cabinet, don't you think so?

And they're such a nice addition to our master bathroom makeover (which is almost done)!

I'm debating adding pipe strap pulls to them...what do you think?

Do you like giving new life to old items?

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Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I love the chevron fabric, Selene! I think some pipe strap pulls would look darling on them. :) So cute!!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks, Lisa! I might just have to add them :)

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love this, I'd like to make a few for the top of my closet in the bedroom.

House in the Heights said...
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House in the Heights said...

It looks great! I would vote to add the pulls. Oh, and I always forget an item or two in the supplies picture too! Drives me nuts...

Doreen@househoneys said...

Don't worry about forgetting things...I think we know what scissors look like ;). I do that ALL the time too.

I vote for pulls. I think they will make them more practical for you.

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks Emily!! I'm definitely gravitating towards the pulls!!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks Doreen! Glad to know I'm not the only one!

Amy @ Homey Oh My! said...

Always love anything that looks good and acts as storage. I think you should absolutely add pipe strap pulls. They'd look so good!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

So true, Amy!
I'm so adding the pipe strap pulls soon!

Amy W said...

Great upgrade! Thanks so much for linking up to our Link It or Lump It party.

Amy @

Caroline June said...

I have a bunch of these I've been planning on doing the same thing too!

Christine said...

Such a fabulous idea Selene!! It turned out perfectly!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks, Amy!!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Hi Caroline! It really is such an easy way to update them, isn't it?

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thank you, Christine! I'm loving them too!

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