Thursday, July 18, 2013

Inexpensive storage boxes and memo board

I was in need of some storage boxes in our entrance, and I was able to customize some free cardboard boxes.
I painted two boxes with this brand new quart of paint found at the ReStore for $1.

Two smaller boxes (#2 and 5)were covered with dropcloth and attached it with hot glue.
I ended up stenciling numbers on most of the boxes.
I had the bottom black canvas bins for a long time, but I wasn't ready to permanently add a number on it...but I still might do that.
This was a very easy and inexpensive way to add storage.
Even if you buy cheap bins, they are usually flimsy and don't hold up too well.
The cardboard boxes are definitely strong enough to hold the weight 
(I think they held office papers from my husband job),
are easy to customize, 
and are easily replaceable if needed.

As you can imagine, the amount of paint used in this project was very minimal.
I used the same paint for the memo board above the boxes, 
and I am using the same paint on another bigger project I will show you soon.
That's what I have been working on.
So far, here is what I have done today.
I still have this much left.
Not bad for $1 worth of paint.

Stay Frugal,
Daniela

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11 comments:

Libby said...

You can't beat $1 paint for any makeover project. Your entire project looks fabulous!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

great job ~! I actually love that color.

I gotta get to our restore.

Kerry Moody said...

They look good! A paint color that you can use is a great find at the Restore.

Amy of While Wearing Heels said...

Again, I am impressed. You really are amazing.

Cheryl Thornton said...

They look great! - I will have to check our local ReStore the next time I need paint!

Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

sew sweet vintage said...

Chic thrifting clever girl! Thrift on:)

Meredith @ The Laundry Can Wait said...

Awesome project! I love what you've done. XO

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Restore has some great bargains. I love that place but don't get there often. Fun project!

Kelly said...

$1 for a gallon of paint??? Wow! I need to go shopping with YOU then. You find the best bargains. Love how that project turned out. Love the numbers you added too.

Mindi@MyLove2Create said...

It looks great! I love the restore! That is where I get most of my paint too, for $1!

livingsimplyfree said...

Daniela, I think your boxes and memo board turned out nicely. I often use boxes for storage rather than buy storage containers which are so pricey.