Tuesday, April 3, 2012

What can I make with a set of boxes?

The other day I walked around Michaels and saw this set of boxes.

I thought: Perfect!
For what? For storing toys, of course :)
We recently redid our kids bedroom: painted it yellow and moved them from toddler beds to a nice big kid bunk bed. Now I am looking to decorate and find creative ways to store their toys. So those boxes? Perfect.

I painted the boxes inside and out, "wallpaper-ed" a couple of them with scrapbooking paper, and decorated a bit with trims and lace and ribbons. My daughter and I painted the outside, initially with a house and garden theme.  She got bored, so I took the liberty to stamp one box and paint another while inspired by Flora Bowley's painting lessons.


I'm pretty pleased how it all turned out :)

Our space is quite small, these boxes are a bit squashed between a shelf and a bunkbed. So I guess it wouldn't have mattered what the outside looks like. But .... it was a fun creative exercise anyway :)

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