April 10, 2013

Trash to Treasure

Hey Everyone, I know it has been a while since I have last posted. Let me tell you I am so glad that every thing has calmed down a lot and I am getting my craft funk back. I believe I have had the worse case of cabin fever on top of everything else. I lost all my creativity but lets hope it is coming back to me.

I was in the garage looking around the other day and found 4 of these clementine boxes we saved over the winter.

As you can tell there are some big staples sticking out of the side of them. Sadly they hold these neat little boxes together. I scrapped the glue off the best I could. I then painted them  lavender and covered the sides with scrap-booking paper the best I could. I used an adhesive spray on the paper to adhere it to the wood. I was afraid if I used decoupage, it would make the paper more easier to rip.I even used some packing clear tape to adhere the paper to the bottom of the box and this is what I came up with.
I know its nothing real fancy or anything but its better than throwing them sway in the trash. The best part about these boxes.
Is they stack. So they will fit perfect on the shelves in my craft room. Now just to figure out what to store in them. You know the more I look at these I am thinking about changing the lavender to a lighter shade of purple or maybe even white.
                                                       ~♥~ Patti

3 comments:

Pamela@ Our Pioneer Homestead said...

They also make great doll beds for kids once they're sanded smooth a bit!

The Moonlit Stitch said...

You know I love the purple Patti! White would be pretty too. Can never have enough storage and when it looks good what a plus! GREAT idea! ~*~Lisa

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

What a wonderful idea ~ I like repurpose and reuse!
TFS
Prim Blessings
Robin