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Monday, March 29, 2010


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.


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Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

very cute! You did a great job! I hopped over from Fingerprints on the Fridge and am so happy that I did. Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place one day soon. Have a fun weekend! until later...

Life in Rehab said...

Ladies, I love your comments, and I especially love the opportunity to see what you've done too! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sarah @ The Pumpkin Patch said...

These are great! They look 1000 times better. I would never even guess they were the same boxes.

Thanks for linking to Transform Tuesday. I can't wait to see what else you've been working on. How are things going with your mom?

Jackie the Junk Junkie said...

Great Job. .. I love the 'blues' :D
I stopped by from Transformation Tuesday

Life in Rehab said...

Sarah, Well thank you! And things are going very well with mom. We walked into total chaos Saturday, but the way my family just laughs this stuff off, she relaxed and started giggling too.

Jackie, Thank you too! I'll definitely check out your site on lunch. The word "junk" is something I can't resist!