I bought these boxes in the 90's. Can you tell?
It's a set of four in graduated sizes. They were okay, but they didn't match the bedroom anymore, which is going all blue and white. However, they're roomy and hide a lot of stuff. So after a couple of weeks of staring at them, I made a decision:
Those boxes were getting a case of the blues.
Yeah, that was bad.
First, I wiped them all clean inside and out. Then, I removed the mauve cords. The bottoms got 4 light coats of True Blue, and the lids were treated to Aqua. Next, I hot glued a few shells, bits of seaglass, and flat-backed marbles to the rims just as an accent. The mauve cords were replaced with the same blue ribbon I used for the lamp shades. Then I stepped
back and admired my nearly free makeover.
If you are not insanely stocked with craft supplies this would probably cost around $10 for all four boxes. I like price tags like that. And I like the fact that these did not end up in a landfill.