If you have a limited amount of space, why not consider a vertical storage solution, such as this DIY rustic wall storage bin? I think this is a fabulous idea for larger sized families, as each member can have their own bin number, allowing everyone to store hats, mits, scarves, etc. In the summer it would work great for caps and sunglasses, or fill up the bins with floral arrangements to suit the season.
To get the complete tutorial, including a supplies list, cut and photos of each step, click the link below. The best part of this project is it does not require expensive older wood. You will be applying a technique similar to what I showcased last month on my how to make new wood look old post.
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