One thing I’m always looking to do is organize my kids’ bedrooms on a budget. We have six kids and my four boys share a room so organization and minimalization are key for me. My sister-in-law always makes over dollar store finds with spray paint and inspired me to upgrade the boys’ book pile on the floor.
I wish I’d taken a before picture of their mounds of books spilling out of tin buckets across the floor. The boys don’t care if their room is a mess but it drives this mama mad. So I found a $10 bookshelf at a yard sale. It was homemade and came with wheels but I removed the wheels and cleaned it up a bit.
It was perfect for the boys’ books but much bigger than I expected. We had a lot of empty space so we headed to our local dollar store in search of inexpensive bins to hold small toys, matchbox cars, or their Bible and Awana books.
The back wall of the Dollar Store held tons of various plastic bins. We picked out two different sizes since I forgot to measure the shelf before we left. Hobby Lobby is in the shopping center next door and from there, we picked out a pebble-colored Satin Spray paint and primer for plastic.
One can was enough to spray the inside and outside of four plastic bins. My boys wanted their own bins distinguishable so I scrounged around in my craft closet and came up with chalkboard labels.
Overall, I’m pleased with the result and hopefully, it will last with four rambunctious boys with no sense of organization skills. Lol!
Maybe you’re looking for an inexpensive way to makeover an area of your home. Consider stores like Ikea or your local dollar store for great finds! If they’re not the colors you prefer, pick up some spray paint and make it over! Just be sure to read the label and make sure it’ll paint over your project.
Amanda Wells is the proud wife of a smokin’ hot third-generation farmer, and they have taken Psalm 127:5 literally, raising their quiverful of six kids on the farm. She loves baking, reading, writing, and arithmetic (kidding!). Amanda writes about faith, homeschooling on the farm, and family life at farmwyfe.com.