Sunday, September 1, 2013

Project Life Storage Unit

Well, who knew about Project Life? Not me, that's for sure! That is until my daughter, Mandy showed me her recent purchases - all those core kits! Apparently this Project Life thing has been around for years and years! Where have I been? Well, probably slogging away building my boxes and storage units LOL. And now - well, here's another one LOL.

Mandy wanted to buy something that would hold her cards and we were out "shopping" when Mandy picked up something that she thought would do the job of holding her cards. Wait for it - yep, I opened my big mouth and said "I can make you one!"
So I did!
Here's the first one I made.

Then I thought "maybe others would like something like this to store their Project Life cards". So I decided to stream making another one - a matched set for Mandy - lucky gal! LOL

I wrote a tutorial on how I built the unit but it was lacking photos. So yep, I went and made another one. This time, instead of painting the edges, nooks and crannies, I inked them and grunged it up!

I took plenty of photos and jotted down the instructions as I went along. The final tutorial is here on my blog under the "Handy Hints" column up the top. I have put a price on the tutorial as I've had so many requests for a tutorial, and I've spent hours and hours typing it up and trying to ensure there are no mistakes, so I hope you understand the cost, albeit only $AU5. I have added drawers and two side units to the PLSU and have written instructions for both. If you buy the Project Life Storage Unit you get the drawers and side units instructions free!

You are more than welcome to go ahead and make one yourself by watching my Ustream recording on making the second unit here, although the measurements have been refined with the final unit. I've also uploaded a time-lapse video onto YouTube making this grunge unit and you can watch it here, the drawers here, and the side units here -

Next project - Stay tuned!


  1. I can't say I have ever written a review for a storage place before, but hey there is a first time for everything and these people are really good! They are the only place I visited that took the time to show me my options and did not try and force me into a larger unit.
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  3. Awesome job. Great. My home is really messed up with my home and office things. I don't get any time to organize the things. So I have appointed a maid on a monthly basis to organize once. But she seems to be charge more than she works. Now I found a solution. I decided to shift all the things to storage facility nearby in Toronto. They offered good discounts too.

  4. I could really use something similar to this to help organize my scrap booking station. My desk is so unorganized right now, it makes it hard to stay on task. I need to look into different storage options.

  5. I need to get rid of some clutter in the house. I think storage units are great for that. It clears up space for the kids to play. I could get rid of all my decorations. .

  6. My library at my home also needs such desks shown here to keep my all books in organized way. These are looking attractive. Truly I really need to look either for desks or for any good Self storage in Brendale which provide me these nice looking storage blocks. Any idea?

  7. Great idea. I messed up with my office content which is stored in my room. Now i found a solution. I decided to shift all of my office content in Self Storage Units