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ORC: DIY Metal Storage Bins

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Our laundry room is not huge, but it luckily also includes a great linen closet area. Because of that, we were able to turn the linen closet in our master bedroom into a sweater closet! In this space, we want to keep a few extra towels, sheets, the carpet cleaner, beach towels, and some pet supplies. We already shared how we made this oversized pegboard storage shelving, but we also wanted bins to go on each shelf for a cohesive feel. We did a DIY workshop with M-D Products at Haven and really got excited about their metal sheeting. So, we were so excited to use some of their sheet metal to make custom storage bins for this space.

Here is everything we’ve done for our Laundry Room makeover so far:

Design plan

Painting & scraping

Oversized pegboard shelving 

DIY plywood countertop

Hanging and painting a reclaimed cabinet

Hang a peel & stick tile wall

Basket wall hangings

DIY Metal Storage Bins

DIY Basket Pendant Light

Laundry Room Reveal

Be sure to check out everyone in the One Room Challenge here!

DIY Metal Storage Bins

DIY Metal Storage Bins via Charleston Crafted

What you need:

What you do:

Decide on the measurements of your bins. You’ll need a height, width, and depth.

DIY Metal Storage Bins via Charleston Crafted

Design a X shape using those dimensions and use that shape to decide what size metal sheeting you will need. It will need to be the size of 2x the height + the width in one direction and 2x the height + the depth in the other direction. Our bins are 12″x12″x12″ so they needed to be 36″x36″ metal sheets.

DIY Metal Storage Bins via Charleston Crafted

Use metal snips to cut your sheet into the proper size and shape.

DIY Metal Storage Bins via Charleston Crafted

Use a flat edge to fold up the size and get a crisp fold.

DIY Metal Storage Bins via Charleston Crafted

Use floral wire to sew up the edges.

DIY Metal Storage Bins via Charleston Crafted

Enjoy having a more organized space!

 

I summarized the process in this video:

We love these DIY metal storage bins and the crisp look that they bring to our linen area. And we love that our laundry room is almost done!

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Ruthie

Monday 6th of November 2017

I LOVE these storage bins!! They are so adorable! I might have to give these a try!

Emy

Thursday 2nd of November 2017

Morgan, these are so cool! I would have never thought to make bins with this metal!!

Susanne

Thursday 2nd of November 2017

Those are cool!!! What a great DIY and so stylish!!!

Tash @ The Dreamhouse Project

Thursday 2nd of November 2017

Very cool!! The storage bins look great. Such a great cost saving DIY. Thanks for sharing!

Susie

Thursday 2nd of November 2017

Oh my gosh! What a great idea. I can never find a bin in the size I want. You just solved my problem! Genius, girl! Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to see your vision coming together!! XOXO ~~ Susie from The Chelsea Project