Sunday, December 16, 2012

Post Office Box to wooden box

Don't tell me that I am the only one who has plenty of boxes hanging around the house...
I came up with this quick project and transformed the card box into something more appealing.

First pick a box that will fit in the space you are going to use it. 
I used a medium size post office box.

Cut the box down an inch or so 
(so that the shims will cover all of it).
Then I got my trustworthy shims and glue gun, and started gluing the shims in an up and down pattern.
And that is that.

I left the wood bare, because I like how it fits in the white bathroom with few other "natural" accents.
This new look is definitely better than the post office look :)
...and it only cost me around .50c
To see our bathroom addition and renovation 

Stay Frugal,


Debbiedoo's said...

Very cool Idea! Looks good with the other textures going on too.

NanaDiana said...

Well, aren't you clever? It looks really good, Dani! Fits in great with the rest of the bathroom- xo Diana

Kelly said...

Leave it to you to find a way to use a cardboard box in your decor. Covering it with wood scraps gives it an eclectic look and now serves a purpose. That's great!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Yes, much better than a postal box.

Cristina Garay said...

What a really cool idea! It looks awesome!

Katie @ Creatively Living said...

Great idea!!! Looks great and so much cheaper than a wooden box from the store!

Sandra@Beneath this Roof, Within these Walls said...

Love it!My favorite kind of project--trash to treasure!

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Great idea - and it looks so cute!

Anonymous said...

what a great idea! Boy do I have boxes!

Domesticable said...

What a great idea! It looks great and goes with that room perfectly. I just redid our powder room and it has a beachy feel too! If you wanted to see it, here is the link.

Thanks for sharing a great DIY, i'll be making these for my craftroom/office ikea shelf.