Saturday, October 29, 2011

Altered Project for Saturday

I love going to garage sales and thrift stores because you never know what you will find. On the way home from visiting the grandchildren last weekend, my husband ask me if I wanted to stop..well duh yea! I found this wood box and an idea popped into my head after I found out the size was correct. When my olderest granddaughter was little, we bought her at a craft fair a box to keep her coloring books and crayons in and I thought this might make a nice one for my youngest granddaughter. In this picture you see it is still dirty, but it turned out great with a little cleaning and paint! I paid $1.50 for it. As I was looking around the store, here comes my husband with his arms loaded with stuff, you will see those in later projects, he is hooked!
This is how the box looked before the cleaning and painting , lots of dust and dirt!

I painted it with brown paint, which took a couple coats, I used some vinyl that I got from Expressions Vinyl in two colors of pink and green. I cut flowers from the Create a Critter cartridge and her name from the Hello Kitty Font cartridge. I got to digging in my craft stuff and found an unfinished pencil box from Kaiser Crafts and I gave it a coat of the same brown paint. On this I used cardstock for the letters and modge podge it because I figured it would get handled more with crayons in it.

Now this can go on her table so she can color and keep all her supplies handy! I hope she likes it.

You never know what you might find at the flea markets, yard sales, or thrift stores. I went again yesterday and came home with a bunch of cool stuff to alter for just $7.00....more projects in mind! Be sure to sign up to receive email when I do new projects!

1 comment:

  1. This is just awesome!!! I'm gonna have to start going with Hubby so I can hunt out some stuff to alter! He loves going to yard sales. :)


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