Sunday, May 23, 2010

Thrifty Finds Help Organize

I found these little wood “seed” boxes at Goodwill my last trip there {about a month ago}; $1.99 for the set.  Unfortunately, the wood is not the type to hold up outside, otherwise I’d use them to decorate somehow on my patio.

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They do make cute little holders though, so I decided to fix them up for my craft area {where I seem to have more little things than big things} and where I’m trying to get things together for the Where Bloggers Create linky party at My Desert Cottage on June 19th. 

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I spray painted them white, then spray painted them Heirloom White.  I had small amounts of both paints and wanted to get as much coverage as possible out of what I had.

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So far, one craze I haven’t gotten in on is numbers; I’m more of an alphabet girl myself.  But I could just see numbers on these boxes.  I picked out scrapbook paper to use over the area that had said “Seeds”.

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Then found some numbers in my supplies.

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And, my world is pretty once again.  Here they are pulling organizing duty in my craft area and doing a fine job of it, too, I might add!

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Three wood containers for $1.99, plus supplies I already had.

Linking up with:

Thrifty Treasures at Southern Hospitality

Frugalicious Friday at Finding Fabulous

SNS at Funky Junk Interiors

35 comments:

pk @ Room Remix said...

Very cute and I love the price!

julie - eab designs said...

Love these little creative boxes, especially the pink accents!

Brambleberry Cottage said...

The little seed boxes were cute before, but they're terrific now, Kathy!

I'm glad you went with numbers to embellish them. That just seems appropriate for the transformation.

Happy Sunday!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Oh Kathy, they are so cute, I love the way you changed them up... and they will be wonderful storage!!! Hope you have a great week~~~Daphne

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Those boxes turned out great - so cute and cheerful! What a deal! Linda

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Creative, so pretty, thrifty and purposeful!!!

You have the best visions, Kathy!

xxoo

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Cute way to fix up those finds, Kathy! I love your little boxes. THanks for playing this week.

One Cheap B*tch said...

Very cute! I love what you did with them and great price!

Jeanine

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

You know I love these...how could I not! Very cute with the papers you picked. I see you found some Heirloom White. I remember a while back when you couldn't find it and now I am having trouble finding it!

Jane said...

The containers really look cute. I love how all the papers coordinate and the numbers were the perfect final touch.
Jane

Crystal said...

Those turned out soo cute. Have a great week!

Polly @ Make Mine Beautiful said...

I'm shocked Kathy! It's been A MONTH since you've been to Goodwill?!! jk:)

Those are darling. I love the colors you picked. I'm finding I like those bright cheerful colors more and more. I have so many papers like that, but haven't figured out what to use them on yet.

Wendy said...

Very cute! I love how you used the numbers on the boxes and your colors are so pretty :)
Wendy

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Kathy, These turned out so adorable! I love the cheerful paper you used on them. Great storage for your craft items and you sure can't beat the price. Have a great week!
Hugs,
Sherry

Leanne said...

They look perfect in a craft room now. I love the paint and the paper choice and I adore numbers. I'm having We're Organized Wednesday this week. I hope you can join.

Debbie said...

Love these ideas Kathy! I really like those seed boxes, and they are so useful, as you so well shown here. Thanks for stopping by:) Debbie

Maria Killam said...

How adorable are those! Love them Kathy!

mishebe said...

you are so creative!

Ann said...

Cute, cute, cute!! What a great idea and for such a great price!
Fondly,
Ann
@
The Tattered Tassel

Mary Ellen said...

Love what you did with those boxes and jealous that you are getting your craft room all dolled up!! Would so love to join that party but my craft area is too far gone to get it looking glamorous at this point in the game!!

Paula said...

cute! A great way to catch all the little things that are hanging around the 'creating area'! :)

Design Esquire said...

So cute! I love what you did.

sissie said...

Hi Kathy,
Great job girl. I love the papers that you used, so girly and all. Looks great in your craft room.

hugs
Sissie

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a fabulous DIY transformation~well done!

Lou Cinda said...

Soooooo cute!! I loved them before, but when you got through working your magic I ADORED them!!

Perfect!

Lou Cinda :)

Angie said...

Those are so cute! I need to find some like that too for my craft stuff.

Wicked Thrifty said...

cute idea! i'm always looking for containers, being a virgo, but i am always disappointed that they don't "go"-- spray paint + scrapbook paper-- genius!

Decorchick! said...

These are adorable Kathy!! I may have to be a copy cat. :)

KATHY said...

How cute they are!! I love the numbers. Great idea....Kathy

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Kathy,
You did a great job adding the papers. Just found your beautiful blog via Sissie's Shabby Cottage. I'm a new follower and will be back soon.
Happy week,
Mimi

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

Love those! They turned out sooo cute!

Kristens Creations said...

How cute Kathy!! Great idea! Thanks for stopping by my old house this morning. I have so many great memories, but I'm definitly glad to be where I am now. Have a great week!! Kristen

Kim said...

Lucky you, they looked cute both ways :).

Manuela@TPOH said...

Those turned out so cute! I do that too - use some of one spray paint and then top with another.

Manuela

Jane said...

These are so pretty Kathy! Love the papers and the numbers too. Thanks for linkin' up!

Jane
FF

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