Monday, October 18, 2010


I made these boxes for a client a few years ago.
When I made them back then I painted them dark blue and there were four of them. She called about a month ago and wanted a new look for that wall. So we took the boxes down and did this new look.
She really loved the new colors and new shelf.
But she wanted to reuse the boxes somewhere. So I painted them red. I really like how the blue came through when I sanded them. I also rubbed on a brown stain to soften the red a little like I did on the shelf.
Before, I hung them vertically. This time, for a change, I hung them horizontally.
It was nice to reuse them and see the different options for them.
I can never remember to take pictures when I do a house so I am unable to share anything with you. I hope to do better at that. This time I remembered, amazing, so I am sharing.
Have a great day!

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  1. Cool, did you router boards for the frames or buy frames and attach them to boxes or something completely different. You know I want to know how you made them!

  2. Cute! Love the boxes and the red is right up my alley :)

  3. To answer your question, I just routered 1x2 boards for the face or frame of the box. I love the idea of using an actual frame though, then you could just build the box to fit.

  4. It really is wonderful to give new life to things - the red looks terrific with the other decorations!

  5. Hi Brooke what a pretty Fall garland. and such a beautiful blog, full of fun crafts. Red's my favorite color so I love seeing it added to decor. Well done, tami from the high street cottage.
    p.s. thanks for visiting and your nice comment, it's much appreciated