Each month I’m taking on a common organization challenge and tackling it with a thrift store item. I love when great organization solutions end up being affordable. It’s always a win-win. All it takes is a little patience, DIYing and a great thrift store find! This month we’re tackling all outdoor storage with:
||| SEATED FRONT PORCH STORAGE |||
I know the saying goes “You don’t need more storage, you need less stuff”, but there’s times I truly believe that I NEED more storage. For example, our outdoor storage is next to nothing. Literally, we have none. It’s mostly because we don’t have a garage. Yep, you read that correctly NO GARAGE. Being in a townhouse downtown Seattle, garage parking is a luxury. Yes, parking is nice, but what I really want is all the storage possibilities that come with a garage.
A couple things that I’m storing inside our home that I would prefer to be outside are some of Reagan’s (our puppy) outdoor toys and car & bike cleaning supplies. My personal preference is if the item is USED outside I’d prefer that it’s STORED outside. Too much dirt and grime get brought inside, which means lots more cleaning of the home!
I spent months looking online for the perfectly sized storage bench for right outside our front door. While I love that we have an outlet right next to our front door (hanging Christmas lights is a breeze), it threw a wrench in my plan for extra storage. Since it’s an outdoor outlet, it has a large case that extends several inches off the wall. I didn’t have much depth to work with in the first place, but this made it even harder. So instead I decided that I needed to start looking in to two smaller storage options to work ‘around’ the outlet.
Well, these aren’t even supposed to be storage! They’re box plant holders and PERFECT for the DIY I had in store!
Today I’m going to give you a sneak peak at our newest outdoor storage solution and kick off a new series over the next couple weeks FULL of creative storage options for any outdoor space.
Swing on over next week for a step by step tutorial on exactly how we made these seated front porch storage solutions!
As a lover of affordable solutions of ANY kind, I’ve paired up with 19 extremely talented bloggers to bring you a monthly Thrift Store Upcycle Challenge. Each month we will create something amazing from an item(s) we’ve found at a thrift store, yard sale, resale shop etc.
Meet the Bloggers
Amanda | The Kolb Corner Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles Kim | Made in a Day Dru | Polka Dot Poplars Erlene | My Pinterventures Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek Pili | Sweet Things
Shirley | Intelligent Domestications Ann | Duct Tape and Denim Debra | Shoppe No. 5 Marie | DIY Adulation Chelsea | The Johnsons Plus Dog Jes | My DIY Envy Jennifer | Smart Fun DIY Lindsay | Crazy Organized Molly | Just a Little Creativity Ashley | 3 Little Greenwoods Michelle | Our Crafty Mom Jeannee | Shepherds and Chardonnay Ali | Home Crafts by Ali Sue | A Purdy Little House Sara | Twelve on Main Claire | Pillar Box Blue Kim | Farmhouse Made Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled Sherry | Savvy Apron Jennifer and Vicki | 2 Bees in a Pod Lora | Craftivity Designs Megan | C’mon Get Crafty Denise | My Thrifty House Toni | Small Home Soul Deborah | Salvage Sister and Mister
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Take a look at all these bloggers’ amazing thrift store projects: