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DIY Trofast Closet Organizer

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 03:21 AM
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by Jules ( last modified Nov 10, 2011



Materials: Trofast Storage Box, rope, drill, pencil, marker, acrylic paints, water, tape measure, paint brushes, paper towel, paint mixing dish, scissors

Description: We Are Jules DIYed this pretty closet organizer that's just perfect for small spaces. The great thing is, you can get different sized Trofast bins or other baskets to fit your closet or suit your style. If you're using it as a recycling bin, line the bins with old grocery bags so that you can quickly bag them when they get full. But a recycling station isn't the only use for it. The same idea can be used to keep your kitchen, wardrobe or garage organized.

Step 1: Prep
Clean an area to work on, place down some kraft or news paper to protect your surface and gather your supplies.

Step 2: Drill
With your marker, mark where you will drill holes for the rope to go through. You will have a hole in each of the 4 corners. Use a drill bit that is just large enough for your rope to fit through and drill through. Make sure to hold your storage box down, they have a tendency to run away on you.

Step 3: Draw
Sketch out your design for each box with a pencil. I used images of what should be going in the box. Keep your design simple - remember this is going in the closet and not a lot of people will see it.

Step 4: Paint
Mix up your paint colours in a mixing dish using a little bit of water but be careful, too much water won't let the paint stick to the plastic. Since acrylics dry slightly darker than the colour you mix, I added a bit of white to all my colours to make them more vibrant. With your paper towel, brushes and cups of water handy paint in the colours only. This may take a few coats to make the colours look solid. When dried, outline your images with a fine brush and black paint. Leave to dry.

Step 5:
Approximately measure out how much rope you will need (allow some extra length for knots) and cut with scissors. Throw the rope over the bar in the closet and make both sides equal. You can use a bit of tape at the top to keep the rope in place. String the rope through the holes on the boxes and tie a tight knot below each of the holes so the storage box doesn't slide down.

See more of the Trofast closet organizer.

~ We Are Jules, Vancouver, Canada




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