Rope Wrapped Storage Bin
You all know my affinity for all things rope-related. Whether a macrame wall hanging or a rope embellished bench… I love the added detail of an inexpensive cotton rope. I actually got the idea for this storage container from Homegoods. They had a similar rope storage container that cost more than I wanted to spend, so I figured I make up my own and customize it to suit my space a bit better!
Step 1. Cut 1x2s.
I made each side of this bin using 4 pieces of 1x2s and pocket holes.
Step 2. Assemble sides
I drilled two sets of pocket holes into either end of the small sides of the bin. With the help of a right angle, I screwed together the four sides making sure they were alined and square to one and other.
Step 3. Trace and Cut plywood base
I used a jigsaw to cut a piece of sanded 1/4-inch plywood to use as the base. I attached the base with wood glue and brad nails.
Step 4. Sand. Paint if desired. (optional)
Sand the bin. Now’s the time to paint or stain! I used my favorite bright cheerful blue: Americana Decor Maxx Gloss in Aqua Waters (affiliate).
Step 5. Wrap it
I LOVE the look of clean fresh cotton rope so I decided to use some as the perfect inexpensive lightweight material. I went around and around with 3/16″ cotton rope and secured it every row with a nail gun.
Note: Some folks have expressed concern that the use of rope in this project is somehow a safety issue. Because of the staples, I can assure you, this rope cannot easily be removed from the storage bin, and if it’s pulled taught enough… a child should be unable to stick their head through the gaps. Obviously, keep a peripheral eye on small kids if this is in their room.
I brought this up to Martha and Louisa’s room to help them corral their stuffed animals. That bright blue is perfect up there and the bin is a super light, super durable storage option for them!