Monday, May 3, 2010

Just a box you say?


Recently my mother-in-law moved a couple of hours away, selling her house that was near us. In the process of cleaning out 20+ years of stuff, she gave me some landscaping lights that I was wanting. She had thrown them in this box that was getting discarded. Wow, can't believe this almost got thrown away. Oh, I gotta say there was some seriously sweet stuff that she got rid of. But, alas, she did not offer any of it to me...sigh.

It is a wooden box from, I don't know how long ago! The box sat in my garage for months cause I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it but new I couldn't throw it out! It was just 2 kool! I debated about using it for a box to hold wood for the fireplace.

One day, I started messing with it first by washing it out (It had sat in her garage for years!) then I told some pickling stain and whitewashed the box. Let it dry. I then bought some of those decorative balls made of branches to stack in the top. It's a pretty big box and didn't want to buy enough to fill the whole thing (being the cheapo that I am) so i filled the box with some foam.

So, it now has a new home on top of a 'knock down' wardrobe that I found at a sale for $25. The top of the wardrobe once looked bland, but now is grand!



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5 comments:

  1. Love this box and the twig balls! I think it looks great the way it is, very vintage. I'm thinking of doing a vignette on top of my headboard, so I'm really checking out displays like yours. It looks good!

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  2. Thanks for visiting! Love your blog and all your great ideas.

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  3. aah, for bland to grand - i love it

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  4. That box is amazing! You totally scored with that one. It looks really great on top of your cabinet. I got an old box from freecycle and I'm still trying to figure out what to do with it. It is quite a bit bigger than yours. We'll see.
    Thanks for linking up to my Transform Tuesday party. I can't wait to see what you come up with for next week.

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  5. totally cute...I need to hang some floating shelves and come up with a cute vignette...will be coming back to look once I get those shelves hung...
    http://chambersmade.blogspot.com/2010/05/girl-needs-bottoms.html

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