This has got to be my favorite pallet project ever. Wanna know why?
Cause it’s the easiest I’ve ever seen. By. far.
I mean, really, have you ever tried to take one of those things apart? It’s nearly impossible. I’ve had a few really good old ones leaning against the garage for the last 6 months or so, but I just couldn’t stand tearing them apart. All those rusty, twisted nails? No thank you.
The best thing about this little “project” (if you can call it that), is that you don’t need to take it apart at all! In fact, if there are a few boards loose from you trying to pull them out, go ahead and get a hammer and pound them back into place. If you have a really old one with a few boards missing, that’ll work just fine too!
All you’ll need to do is take it into whatever room you store your wrapping paper in, stand it up next to the wall, and you have a perfect little “bin” to hold all your rolls of wrapping paper. And it only takes up about 5″ of space off the wall.
I keep rolls of paper in one side and a big gift bag filled with other gift bags and tissue paper in the other side. You could even secure it to the wall if you wanted to, but I found it wasn’t necessary at all for me.
I’ve been looking for a good way to store my gift wrap for years and finally I’ve found something that looks good (if you love all that rustic wood, and I do), and is totally functional. Even though the only rolls of paper I usually have on hand are for Christmas, I think they’re pretty and I like to keep them out in plain view all year so I can enjoy their cuteness.
Yes, this back hall/storage area still has weird purpley paint and dark brown baseboards, but that doesn’t mean I can’t have cute storage.
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.