Monday, May 10, 2010

Free box makeover

Remember this little beauty? I picked it up in the free box on Friday. I saw it and knew immediately what I was going to do with it.

The hubby took the front cover off of it, bagged up all the inside goodies and tossed those for me. Isn't he super?!
Then I cleaned it out and painted it white.
I printed up some numbers in various fonts and sizes and then cut them out (yep, painful!) and mod podged them to each little "cubby".
Isn't it cool?
Then I pulled out some of my shells from my collection and put them inside. I really like it and the best part...IT WAS FREE!!!


I'm linking up to some of these parties!

40 comments:

kristin said...

oh wow! I REALLY like this idea! Very nice

Sandy@Life Began In A Garden said...

Good color choices, and the shells are just right!

House Queen said...

Cute idea! I would have never thought of that! Have a fab week!

Jax @ AlyandAsh said...

That turned out awesome! I love it!

Tonya said...

LOVE it! You definitly saw through the ugly and made a beauty! Great job!!

the momma said...

Looks great! I would have passed right by that--you saw the potential. Great job!

Meredith said...

Great project! AND FOR FREE!

Mandy said...

thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday! Mandy, www.craftedition.blogspot.com

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

this is such a cool idea! can't beat free, either :)

midwest mama said...

Cute! You're obviously good at thinking "outside of the box."

Missy said...

Very cool! Where is this Free box you speak of...I need directions! lol. Jk Thanks for sharing!

meredith* said...

love this!! stopping by from toot your horn Tuesday:)

Melissa said...

Looks fabulous now I want to see you rescue the seeds and make something of them!! ;)

Suzanne said...

Love the white and the new items. Fabulous makeover!

Connie said...

Love what you did with the numbers. So chic.

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

You made that box look stylish and chic. The new items really pop in each compartment. Very cool!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that is just gorgeous! i love your idea for it- it now looks so beachy and modern! great job!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Oh my goodness!! Love those numbers!! Free is definitely good!!

Ela said...

This is super cute! Very good idea =)

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Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

That is adorable but I had totally forgotten about those shadow boxes that we used to make with the beans and lentils. Great project!

Denise Marie said...

way to make 70's trash a really cool, hip treasure. lol

Jan said...

I love it!! I saw a shadow box like this in the Thrift store the other day and I may just have to go back and see if it's still there!

I've given you the Trendy Blog Award...come on over and check it out!

Amy @ Positively Splendid said...

LOVE those numbers! What a terrific transformation!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

That is gorgeous! What a great transformation!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Oh I just love this!! Thanks for linking up!!

Diann said...

very cute idea!

Sandi (Meme) said...

How cute is that?! I can't believe it was so simple and now so elegant! Hope you have a great week, stop and visit me sometime, I'm participating in Thrifty Thursday. Sandi

Susan said...

Free is always a good thing. How wonderful!

dogsmom said...

I see those boxes all the time. Consider them vintage these days. Thought about taking one apart, but did not know what to put inside. You are giving me great ideas. It looks wonderful.

Julie said...

I've seen these and never known what to do with them - very creative! Love it.

Rita E said...

Very clever! Love it!

Crystal said...

Oh! That is too cute! Great idea it looks wonderful!

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

That looks totally new! I would have passed it by, but you made it look great!

Thanks for sharing at My Backyard Eden!

Jane said...

Ack...I love this! Looks like something from the cover of PB! Thanks for linkin' up to FF!

Jane
Finding Fabulous

Jessica Hills said...

That is such a good idea! i love it. Thanks so much for sharing this on Favorite Things Friday!

Autumn said...

Really fun idea! My friend just bought one of these and I passed this on to her. Thanks!
~ Autumn Clark

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Seamingly Smitten said...

Wow! It makes me want to go to the beach right now! You are so crafty :)

Ali @ Honey and Maple Syrup said...

Love the beachy look!

stephaniegiese said...

Visiting from Someday Crafts. Love that! It looks like you could have spend big bucks at PB, can't believe it was free! We don't have a free bin at our thrift store or our ReSource (just like ReStore, but not affiliated with Habitat) :(