Monday, July 25, 2011

Not just a box

Sorry you haven't heard from me lately.  I've been busy trying to enjoy the summer before school begins.  Just thought that I would share a small project with you. 

I found this box for less than $1.  I'm sure before the stains and scratches that it was perfectly beautiful.   

I really didn't need a box so my wheels started turning.  I decided to take it apart and make two things from one.  After taking it apart, I had to fill in the holes from the hinges.

Now that is was disassembled and ready, I painted it with my Old White chalk paint.  I made a stencil using my cricut and contact paper and dry brushed on some acrylic paint.  To add a little more of a rustic charm, I drilled holes into the sides and tied on some rope.

Now I have a cute little box to house some fresh flowers.  Sorry only to show you it without the actual flowers but since I was going out of town I didn't feel that buying fresh flowers would make too much sense.  I figure you can envision beautiful hydrangeas.

Hopefully, I can share what I will be doing with the rest of the box soon but I won't make any promises.  I will be trying to enjoy my time with the kids before they head off for school again.  Hang in there with me:)

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  1. Great idea to turn an ugly box into something very very pretty!

  2. I think hydrangeas would be just gorgeous in your box. Great job!

  3. So beautiful! Thanks for sharing! love your space!
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  4. I am visiting via Today's Creative Blog.

    This is a fantastic project! Thank you for sharing.

    Happy Tuesday!

  5. Awesome transformation...great job. want to check, how you made those flowers. following you.


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