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    Bathroom storage

    I need some help. I have shelves at the end of my tub and I'm looking for storage containers for the inside. The problem I'm having is the size. The size is 6" wide, 6"high and 14"deep. I love the baskets at JoAnns but they don't come in the right size. I have ice cube bins in there now but oh so tacky! I've looked on line for instructions to make them but can't find what I'm looking for. I don't want fabric boxes because that isn't sturdy enough. I've looked at JoAnns, Hobby Lobby, AC Moore, Walmart and online. Any ideas? Thanks all.

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    Have you thought of making fabric boxes or covering the ice cube bins???
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    The size you want is very close to containers made for CD storage. Found a basket at Ikea that was 15" long but for sale at stores only, not online.

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    You might want to check the Container Store. They seem to have every size and type of bin imaginable. I found these that might work for you:
    http://www.containerstore.com/shop?p...&Ntt=6%22+bins

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    Not sure of the size but plastic 'shoe box' containers? Usually a whole $1 each most days at just about anywhere. They are stackable; can label them; easily cleaned.

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    Nothing wrong with ice cbe bins. If you have a lot of them, they will look intentional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManiacQuilter2 View Post
    Have you thought of making fabric boxes or covering the ice cube bins???
    My first thought too was to make the ice cube bins look cute! Also may want to check places like dollar tree, big lots, dollar stores for odd size containers, baskets, etc.
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    Yep, just measure or make your own with slats from the home improvement store.
    Quote Originally Posted by Latrinka View Post
    My first thought too was to make the ice cube bins look cute! Also may want to check places like dollar tree, big lots, dollar stores for odd size containers, baskets, etc.

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    I can't use fabric bins. I need something more sturdy. But thanks.

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    I tried that but they're too wide

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    The closest I could find was just 1/2" too wide

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    I've tried the Dollar store and Big Lots but no luck

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    [QUOTE=Mimmis57;7228472]I need some help. I have shelves at the end of my tub and I'm looking for storage containers for the inside. The problem I'm having is the size. The size is 6" wide, 6"high and 14"deep. I love the baskets at JoAnns but they don't come in the right size. I have ice cube bins in there now but oh so tacky! I've looked on line for instructions to make them but can't find what I'm looking for. I don't want fabric boxes because that isn't sturdy enough. I've looked at JoAnns, Hobby Lobby, AC Moore, Walmart and online. Any ideas? Thanks all.[/QUOTE

    The Goodwill near me as an assortment of new plastic containers, that might help you....
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    Could you cover cardboard boxes with fabric? They would be sturdier than the fabric ones and could match your decor.
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    I was at a rest. Supply store and they might have what you need.
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    These medium open stacking bins might work for you (6" square by 5" high):
    http://www.containerstore.com/shop?p...6%22+wide+bins

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    They sell pretty good plastic spraypaint these days. If your ice cube bins are working except they just look out of place, maybe you can make some stencils and do some creative painting on your ice cube bins to jazz them up? Add some decals, maybe, if you find something that goes with your bathroom decor?

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    this might work for you

    Quote Originally Posted by Mimmis57 View Post
    I need some help. I have shelves at the end of my tub and I'm looking for storage containers for the inside. The problem I'm having is the size. The size is 6" wide, 6"high and 14"deep. I love the baskets at JoAnns but they don't come in the right size. I have ice cube bins in there now but oh so tacky! I've looked on line for instructions to make them but can't find what I'm looking for. I don't want fabric boxes because that isn't sturdy enough. I've looked at JoAnns, Hobby Lobby, AC Moore, Walmart and online. Any ideas? Thanks all.
    I use the wire desk accessories from Staples. The pictured one is 6"w 13" long and 3" deep. It might work for you. I also use the letter holder accessory for holding smaller templates on my cutting table, and the magazine holder as a holder for some special fabric selection, such a coffee theme or maritime. They will stack and are very sturdy. Showing is how I store some of my...vast....fat quarter collections.
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