Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Old Crate Re-do

Well, I officially have a Kindergartner now! It was an emotional week. He started last Wednesday so we spent the first couple days before school having a special day. I took him to 2 different dinosaur museums, out to eat, shopping, craft time, and 2 parks. It was exhausting but I wanted to spend some special time with him. With him in school, I have mostly spent time catching up on work! But I have also worked on some little projects like this crate I found at salvation army. You can't tell...but it was slightly green tinted to begin with. An ugly green I might add...

I have been looking for a way to store a couple throw blankets to have on hand while we watch tv. We have to have our blankets...not sure why but we do! We usually grab some from upstairs but they always seem to never get put away. I found some really soft off-white throws and they fit into the crate perfectly!
I used the Martha Stewart Accent paint I bought to match my curtains that I plan to make eventually. Same paint used on the sconce I put on my mail/paper organizer. It was Martha Stewarts Tropical Surf.
Now I have a cute, subtle throw holder that is so cute and effective!

P.S. September calendar coming later today!

I'm join these fabulous link parties each week: Sweet Little Gals, Flamingo ToesI heart naptime, Under the table and dreaming, Not just a housewife, Creating my way to success, Craft Couture, Funky Polkadot Giraffe, Krafty Kat, Polly want a Crafter, Blue Cricket Design,Southern Lovely, Ginger Snap Crafts, Eisy Morgan, Clean & ScentsibleHouse of Hepworths, Somewhat Simple, The Shabby Creek Cottage, The Shabby Nest, The Speckled Dog, Tatortots & Jello, Simply Designing, Chic on a Shoestring, Just a Girl


  1. SO pretty! Would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com

  2. Great re-do of that old box! I love that blue colour!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  3. It looks wonderful! I just love that blue color. We are blanket people too so I will have to keep this idea in mind. Thanks so much for linking up to The Creative Spark again - so happy to have you back!!
    Jenn :)

  4. That color is awesome! What a refreshing makeover! Looks wonderful.

    I'd love to have you link up at my Show & Share party!


  5. this is amazing! love the color. thanks for sharing!

  6. What a pretty color! I love your crate and the fresh paint makes it look so clean and pretty!

  7. Thanks so much, I am totally in love with the color. You'll be seeing it again I'm sure! LOL

  8. Yay! Thank you so much for linking this up!


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