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DIY bathroom storage unit

It’s been the most wonderful week of birthday fun, and I can’t wait to tell you all about it. In the mean time, I thought I’d share one of my favourite DIY projects from the last couple of months.

About ten years ago (not exaggerating) I bought a storage unit with nine wicker baskets from Argos. It was pretty cheap and pretty basic, but I planned to ‘do’ something with it. Finally, I did.

Using my firm favourite Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, I sanded down the unit and painted it. This was pretty time consuming; you can see every inch of this unit so it all needed to be painted evenly, and the inside of each ‘box’ was pretty intense work.

Wicker basket storage unit

Wicker basket storage unit

I gave the unit one coat of paint and left it to dry. Once it was dry, I used the Annie Sloan Soft Wax. For full details on how best to use Annie Sloan paint and wax, see my previous projects.

Wicker basket storage unit

Wicker basket storage unit

Once the unit was painted, I decided to use it in the bathroom of the new flat. The nine baskets now hold all my hair, health and beauty products and make a great little plant holder. I love it!

Wicker basket storage unit

Wicker basket storage unit

So easy, I probably should have done it ten years ago.

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