Monday, August 3, 2009


I had a great weekend filled with projects. I am so excited to have some new pictures and posts... and most of all - to have prettied up some things around the house.

The first one I'll share this week (I'm starting off small here) is a little box that I found at an impromptu visit to the Goodwill last week. We actually have an outlet store here that has HUGE bins of crap treasures that you pay for by the pound. It is at this point that I need to state the obvious. If you pick out the three heaviest pieces of crap stuff, you don't get the best deal. 'Nuff said.

BUT - I did get this very cool little box - that I had a specific purpose for before even buying. I actually liked the creamy yellow color that it had already been painted. As luck would have it, I found a matching color of new spray paint at Michaels. The unlucky part - I bought two cans of this stuff and it is the worst spray paint I've ever bought. It sprayed unevenly leaving big drips and took a long time to dry. If anyone really wants to know the brand - I'll tell you. I'm not being secretive... just lazy as it is out in the garage right now and I don't remember what kind it was.

So - here is the before picture. Notice the little feet are broken and missing. When I started trying to take the other one off - I ended up taking all the trim off too because some of that was broken.
This is the space that needed help! I'm kind of embarrassed to post the picture - and I will say that this is on a bad day. But, it obviously needed some help. And one goal I've developed as I'm do these little projects is to make them useful and pretty. It's not an either/or - they should really be both - because I'm not about just doing useless things. Usually.

So - then, I did my thing with the temperamental spray paint. I might have said a few bad words as I made a mess of things due to the new brand of paint. Then, some cute black ribbon - and VOILA! It is perfect. And look at my little counter space and mail holder. Ahhhhhh. SO MUCH BETTER. I love it.

Stay tuned this week. I have at least three more projects to post... and maybe another. I'm linking up to Metamorphosis Monday! Yay - check her out! Updated: I found another party too - this is another big one! I can't believe I hadn't had the pleasure of checking out her blog until today. I know most of you have! Southern Hospitality!


  1. Hello from Kansas!
    This little box is darling and I like what you did with it.
    Met Monday is such many neat ideas that others show.
    Blessings to you,

  2. Oh I love the box so pretty & it sure does help with the space. Thanks for sharing.



  3. Oh, very nice to meet you, so glad you joined the party today. You found a very neat little item & the paint changed it all. Please come back to see me often.

  4. Love that little box ! If you tire of it, you can ship it to me , LOL !

  5. Tell you what, I'll cook if you train me in the crafty ways you have :)

  6. I love this! I've been trying to figure out what to make for my next project, and I think you just solved it for me! I love the color, too. Now I just gotta build one -- I'll let ya know when I get it finished!

  7. Such a cute box and it organized everything so well. Don't you just love to have everything so neat and organized!

  8. What a good job you've done and a sweet little bow to perk it up even more!

  9. Your mail metamorphasis looks great~ well done.

    Have a blessed day!

  10. Love it!! I think I've used that crappy spray paint from Michael's myself! But it looks great, and now so does your little mail corner! :)

  11. Now that was a lovely transformation!
    I think I need one of those at my house.



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