Raise your hands if you get sick of a cluttered kitchen table because you don’t have a good “entry system”? Both hands of mine are up. Our kitchen table can get filled with bags, mail, keys, and junk that we bring in daily. After 3½ years of living here I finally wanted to remedy that. The laundry room reorganization gave me that motivation. So, I went to target and TJ Max looking for a cheap solution. Yes, they did have options, but nothing in my color scheme. Target’s real simple had purple, gray, black and a turquoise. None of those were the colors I wanted. I know I am cheap, but $9.99 for something that isn’t perfect I just can’t do. Really, it would end up being $20.00 because I needed two. All the other options were metal or plastic and I wanted something a little softer. TJ Max did not have much to choose from this time around. Our TJ Max and Target are right next door. Isn’t that convenient? So I went back to Target for sure that I missed something…and I did. I found the clear mail/file sorter for 2.99. I can’t beat that price. I knew that I had some fabric at home that I could use to cover them so I snagged them and went home. Here was my material list.
- Two plastic Mail/File bins Re-Style from Target: $2.99 a piece – $6.00
- Fabric remnant: Had it. I literally used ¼yard of upholstery fabric (This could go in one of those books…”what you can do with a yard of fabric”) -$0
- Craft Spray Adhesive: Had it
- Hot Glue Gun
- Cut your fabric so that the bins will be covered identically. (This is if you have a small patterned or striped fabric. Large patterns would look good random) Mine were stripes (because I am obsessed) and I made sure that top started with the green stripe.
- Spray the front part with adhesive and place the fabric on the bin.
- Smooth all the wrinkles out
- Start working around the corners. I just played with it and did it a different way with both bins. In the end, it looks the same.
- I used the hot glue gun where the fabric adhesive was not good enough…mostly on parts I know you can’t see.
- I poked holes in the fabric where you mount the bins and mounted them to the wall
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