Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Organize (part 2)

Behind this frugal makeover there is one common material: paintable textured wallpaper. Yes...I'll show you how great and versatile this product is.
With about $18 you get a roll of paintable textured wallpaper...this ain't your grandma's wallpaper :-)
Other materials you need is cans (cardboard or aluminum), boxes, books...anything that is ugly and/or needs a facelift.

Let me show you how I am using this around the house...
office overhead storage, covered paper boxes
I used hot glue to attach the wallpaper to the boxes and cans.

pringles, grits containers hide children color pencils and markers

you could even paint the cans or wrap sisal rope around it.

As far as aluminum cans, here some ideas.
Wrap twine around it...
storage for little things (q-tips, cotton balls, extra tea light candles) in our upstairs bathroom
 ...or just use "as is", for your kitchen utensils. Yes, I know, I have quite a large amount of wooden spoons...what can I say, I am Italian, I like to cook! 
kitchen utensils stored in coffee cans and juice cans

You can also transform this #10 can...

into this, using...you guessed it, paintable wallpaper border
not sure where this will go
Finally one more use of the amazing wallpaper
Wrap your books for a neat and cohesive look. I also mixed in books wrapped in brown paper (using large paper grocery bags or lunch bags), and left some without wrapping if they were brown-ish, cream-ish, white-ish in color.
I think it really makes it stand out against the brick wall behind it!

Well, I think I am done...for now. 

Your turn to gather your boxes, cans and books to give it a frugal makeover, and keep it out of the landfill!
If you missed part 1, click here

Stay frugal,

ps. I only bought 1 roll of wallpaper and have plenty of it left over...it goes a long way

Linking to Handy Man Crafty Woman
Ivy and Elephants
The Shady Porch
The Frugal Girls
Skip to my Lou
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D @ The Shady Porch said...

Great ideas! I love the idea of paintable wallpaper! Welcome and thanks for sharing at the Rock N Share!


This is a great media. These projects are great,
thanks for sharing!

Wanda said...

What a great idea! I may have to give this a try and will back link to you! Thanks!
Wanda@ www.recreateanddecorate.com