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    Default Adventures in Decorating Part 2

    Now that my DD's room is pretty much finished, this is what happened to bathroom #1: We reeeealllly needed a place to house our towels - it was getting on everyone's nerves to discover that if they had forgotten to grab a towel from the hall closet, they had to stick their head out of the bathroom door & yell "hey!! can someone pleeeease get me a towel??!"lol. So we searched the Home Depots & other DIY centers for a towel closet to install in the bathroom. The only one that looked halfway decent cost $300. There had to be a better way to accomplish this. One day, our local mom & pop veggie/fruit stand had thrown out a bunch of wooden crates that the fruits & veggies came in and they told me to take as many as I wanted for free b/c they were always getting them....so over a short period of time, I had quite the collection...so back to bathroom#1. I painted 6 of the crates with left over paint , then using an ivy stencil & green craft paint (also from my stash) I stenciled green ivy up the sides of the crates. Dh nailed them all together to make a shelf, then secured the shelf to the bathroom wall after I had repainted the bathroom. I remembered a cute little basket that I had found at the GW for .99 & set it on top of the shelf - it was perfect. But something else looked like it should be done.....I grabbed the ivy stencil again & stenciled a border to match. I added a little green rug that I made from recycled t-shirts....the only thing that I need to do is go to Dollar Tree & get a green shower curtain liner.
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    I love a good creative freebie! Good for you repurposing those crates! It's looks like a perfect solution.

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    I wish I was artistic like that. Awesome!

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    You really made those crates into something so useful! Love the look of the ivy too.

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    Pretty! I know you are happy and proud.

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    Nice job and great use of those crates! I love the green rug, especially!

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    Very creative. Those crates which are for storing something become a furniture for the bathroom. Nice job.

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