Friday, July 13, 2012

Storage wood box: nursery to bathroom

And here I am again...
on the quest of beautify storage in our master bathroom.
I needed to find or create three containers to fit in the cubbies on the right of the vanity.
Here I came up with two, for a total of money spent of $0.

The first one is a mailing box covered with leftover beadboard wallpaper, using a glue gun

The second one is this wooden crate 
that used to be in our girls room.
Well, here is what I did with this.
First I primed the wood part that would be exposed
then I hot glued two pieces of wallpaper board, that was a free sample,
on the "BABY".
(fyi, a lot of interior decorator places will get rid of sample of floor/wallpaper/swatches of things that they don't carry anymore on a regular basis)
Then I painted the all thing with white paint.

Added a piece of burlap ribbon for handles
And here there are on the shelves.

This are easy, no cost, little time consuming projects.

Stay Frugal,

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Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

aren't you somethin? Very resourceful - love both of them!

Kelly said...

Love those ideas you came up with! I especially like the one that you covered over the "baby" box. The burlap handles look perfect on there too! I believe you and "Villabarnes" (another thrifty blogger) should get together.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Fantastic! I love what you did with the mailing box and the 'baby' one! They look great where you have them and love the burlap handles:)

Katie Goldsworthy said...

I love it! Great idea!


Jessica @ Stay at Home-ista said...

I love the converted baby box! And the burlap handle is just too cute! Happy to be your newest follower; I don't want to miss any Italian recipes:)


Crystal @ 29 Rue House said...

Those burlap handles are so cute!

Heidi Fowler said...

What a great idea to use wallpaper! Do you think the cardboard box will stand up to wear and tear? If it does--you have found an awesome alternative to those expensive canvas-lined baskets. Those turned out so cool! I'm hosting a linky party "One Creative Weekend" at I'd love for you to visit and link up this idea and/or anything else you'd like to share.

Cathy said...

I love both of your boxes - they turned out so nice....

Sewing-Chick said...

This is great! I really like the how you added the handle to the wooden box. How simple yet awesome! :)

daisypetals said...

This is Melissa @ Daisy Mae Belle. Love the boxes and for free?! That is amazing!

Tammy Partin Spangler said...

Your boxes turned out great! Thanks for sharing!

Hubba said...

Stopping by from a blog hop! What cute ideas, I love this

reFresh reStyle said...

Totally awesome!

Revi said...

These are both so good looking! What a frugal yet stylish thing to do to add storage! Note to self: Stalk her more!

Anonymous said...

What a creative and frugal idea! The converted baby box is especially nice! :)

Peggy Hale said...

Aren't you the clever girl! Love them especially the burlap handles. I would love for you to join my party Totally Transformed Tuesday @ Hope to see you there. Peggy :-)

Debbie {Visual Eye Candy} said...

How clever! The best part is you used stuff you already had around the house! It turned out great! I'm your newest follower!=)

Debbie {Visual Eye Candy} said...

How clever! The best part is you used stuff you already had around the house! It turned out great! I'm your newest follower!=)

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Smarty pants! They both look great! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Cristina Garay said...

You're so creative!! They turned out wonderfully!!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Love this idea, they are so cute!!!