A Mother’s Day Gift Waiting in Your Storage Unit?

Posted on May 7 2014 - 4:00pm by Emily Emmer

 

Remember when you used to make a gift for your mother in art class? She would place the less-than-perfect project by the kitchen window and talk about how much she loved it. Well, it’s time to get back to your roots this Mother’s Day! Plus, now that you’re all grown up you can make a more, ahem, perfect project!

 

Need another reason to be old-fashioned this Mother’s Day? How about making your own gift in honor of the 100th anniversary of Mother’s Day? To get started, take some inspiration from your storage unit! Your …  storage unit? That’s right. There are lots of items in your storage unit just waiting to be turned into a fun Mother’s Day gift. Here are a few projects to get you started looking at your storage unit with new eyes.

 

Give New Life to Tired Bowls

Maybe you couldn’t bring yourself to throw out your old bowls, but they don’t have to sit in a box. Transform a few ordinary bowls in decorative lace bowls.

 

A Mother’s Day Gift Waiting in Your Storage Unit?

Image from Plaid Online by Kirsten Jones

 

Turn an Old Mirror into Something Stunning

Mom will applaud your artistry when you repaint an old mirror or two or three. Try a fancy Pantone color to make your repainted mirrors pop.

 

A Mother’s Day Gift Waiting in Your Storage Unit?

Image by Rhoda at Southern Hospitality

 

Make Something Useful from that Old Bicycle

Take some inspiration from this Pottery Barn “bicycle” planter, but use a real bike for your planter. Bob Vila suggests that this bicycle planter project can be easily completed with the right paint and wire baskets.

 

A Mother’s Day Gift Waiting in Your Storage Unit?

Image from Pottery Barn

 

Write Behind that Picture Frame

Broken glass in that frame? No problem! Remove the glass and back from an old decorative frame, and use it as a centerpiece on a chalkboard wall. (Of course, you’d want to have a pretty good idea that Mom is up for some surprise redecorating before doing this one!)

 

A Mother’s Day Gift Waiting in Your Storage Unit?

Image from Hammers & High Heels

 

Put the Ladder Back to Work  

Ah, the charm and potential of old ladders. Thrill Mom with a ladder photo display.

 

A Mother’s Day Gift Waiting in Your Storage Unit?

Image from Crafts by Amanda

 

Whether you repurpose bowls or bikes, I hope you’ve found some inspiration to make this 100th Mother’s Day one to remember!

 

A Mother’s Day Gift Waiting in Your Storage Unit?

About Emily Emmer

Emily likes to tell people she’s the “ultimate marketer” because in her role directing website optimization she is constantly working to find out what works for our customers. With experience in web marketing, social media, and market research as well as an MBA from Arizona State University, this Sun Devil is definitely one to keep an eye one.

Emily has lived and worked in California, Arizona, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and Utah. A native of Utah, she’s delighted to be back to the Wasatch Mountains and the natural beauty of the Salt Lake area. Emily enjoys hiking so much that she started a hiking group at Extra Space Storage to take advantage of the many hiking trails just minutes from our corporate office. Emily also loves music and plays the piano, harp, and kazoo.

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  1. Amanda May 10, 2014 at 2:25 pm - Reply

    Thanks for featuring my ladder! Lots of fun ideas here :)