Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Laundry organizing

I built many of these "boxes" back in my "building days".
I sold quite a few as magazine holders or totes for crafting supplies.
I have used this one for many things, but lately I have used it in the laundry room to hold supplies. I didn't like the fact that I had painted it green for another use and now I needed it to be red. So I painted it red...
Sanded the edges...
When I sanded, the green color from underneath came through. Loved that. Then I took an old sock and Special Walnut stain and rubbed it on the whole thing. I like how the stain just antiques it a little.
Here you can see how the green is coming through...
Here it is in the corner of my laundry room where I fold clothes and do craft projects.
It is nice to have everything organized and where you need it, when you need it.
I think I would like to get a vinyl to put on the side of it that says "laundry" or "supplies" or something. What do you think?
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  1. So cute! And it's funny, because I'm out of rags and so for the staining on the buffet, I've been stealing old socks from our drawers :) They work really well!

  2. Brooke that is adorable! You were making those??

    p.s. I love the idea of adding a little word on the side.

  3. Hey Brooke! I'm so happy you stopped by my blog and left me such a nice comment on my hinges project. I SO love comments! You are great. This box is so dang cute...quite the builder! I love the whole room.

    Jennie @ Cinnaberry Suite

  4. The finish on the box looks fantastic. You are so clever making it yourself. I think wording on the side would be perfect. xx

  5. Hi Brooke! Thanks for the sweet comment. I scrolled through your blog and saw a picture of your living room with the are right, white wouldnt look good but I think a dark stain or black paint (and distressed) would look great! Also, I want one of your boxes to put small candles in! Funny, I have been wanting to build things lately and have not had the courage to start. I almost did yesterday but my kidos prevented me from digging around in my husbands garage to see what he had that I could make something with! Someday...someday.

  6. what a great little tote! love that red with green coming through effect that you've achieved. nice work!

  7. I think it would be so cute with vinyl on it. I love it red too. Thanks for joining We're Organized Wednesday. You're entered in the giveaway too.

  8. I love it! I am such a sucker for red gingham fabric too :)