Do THIS with a thrift store kitchen stool to get extra storage space!

Wrapping paper can be an absolute bear to store unless you spend plenty of money on specialty storage containers. Well, why do that when a cheap kitchen stool from the salvage/thrift shop/garage sale can do the trick just as well?

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When I found this $5 partially-broken kitchen stool, I knew immediately that it was the perfect candidate for upcycling into something else.upcycled kitchen stool gift wrap caddy, crafts, organizing, repurposing upcycling, storage ideas

I gave it a quick paint job- because why not? I always feel like this “seals out” it’s previous life…whatever that was.upcycled kitchen stool gift wrap caddy, crafts, organizing, repurposing upcycling, storage ideas

To make my life easier in the end, I add 4 casters (from the home improvement store) to the top of the seat. Then I flipped it over

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I used a couple of old pillowcases to create different sized storage bags to attach to the rungs using double-sided velcro.

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Long bags above, short bags below.upcycled kitchen stool gift wrap caddy, crafts, organizing, repurposing upcycling, storage ideas

And then I filled the center with my rolls of gift wrap! How perfect is that? And the storage bags are perfect for wrapping extras- tissue paper, gift tags, ribbon, tape, pens, etc.upcycled kitchen stool gift wrap caddy, crafts, organizing, repurposing upcycling, storage ideas