Barbie Organizer

When I’m thrifting I just keep an eye out for anything that I could use for the kids, the house or for organization. Both of our kids have small bedrooms and I’m always trying to find storage solutions. My daughter has a cubby toy shelf, but the Barbies are just to big for the bins and she has to many. When I saw this old bread box (that’s what it reminds me of) I knew it would make the perfect Barbie Organizer. Anything that says “Barbie” also comes with a pricey price tag.

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  • Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
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Now at the thrift store, I felt really bad taking Floppy & Fluffy’s house. It seemed to me that this box was well loved by these children and it was someones home. How cute are these little names? As a former kindergarten teacher and mom, I had a hard time changing this box. Honestly my kids were upset I took off the stickers, they liked it as is. Floppy & Fluffy’s house was also $1.36, I can’t pass up a deal like that.

Let’s Create a Barbie Organizer

To get started I peeled off all the stickers and then started sanding it.Our sander has clips to hold the paper, but for some reason the paper just won’t stay on.

After being annoyed and putting on the sandpaper several times, I just walked away. I did some sanding by hand and realized this was going to take forever (my arm also started to hurt). To make it easier, I put Zinsser Primer over the names. It worked great and was exactly what I needed.

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Since the Barbie Organizer is for my daughters room, I painted it with Sherwin Williams Memorable Rose, just like her step stool and hair accessories organizer. Before painting I took the hinges off so I could paint the box door and box separately. The hinges are in good shape so I’ll be reusing them after a good cleaning.

For the Barbie Organizer, I uploaded the Barbie logo into Cricut Design Space™ and created it in
pink vinyl. I used transfer tape to add it to the box.

I thought it needed some little details, but my daughter said “no.”

The barbies are loving their new home and they all fit, plus there is room for some more! My daughter loves Barbie and friends, so this box will be filled soon.

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Hi I'm Jenny from Cookies, Coffee, and Crafts. I love to create decorations for my home, projects to create magical holidays, and to have fun with my kids. The quote "I run on coffee, chaos, and crafts" describes my world and I wouldn't have it any other way. I hope you find inspiration and enjoy my creative journey.