Friday, March 22, 2013

Graphic 45 style nesting wooden box set

I always need storage for my craft supplies. So last year I bought these wooden nesting boxes at Hobby Lobby....($20.00 for a set of three with the bronze hardware included). Since we don't have a Hobby Lobby anywhere near us I try to pick up everything I think would make a good project whenever we're near one. So sometimes I have a tendency to pick up more than I have time to work on in a year, in a craft frenzy sort of way. You follow me? And then, of course, I feel guilty and overwhelmed when I open up my closets and there's all this stuff just waiting on me.....anyways, there comes a point when you can't fit anymore into the closet and, well, you get the picture. So, it's time to catch up. The good part now is that now I can actually use these to store things out on a shelf. (I'll try not fill up the space they left in the closet.) Okay, so I thought they might look cute made up like old traveling trunks. I used a combo of papers from different Graphic 45 collections that I had left over. I removed only the front hardware and I painted two boxes black and one a raw umber brown wash, after sanding them down with a light grit sandpaper. Then sanded them back a bit when the paint was dry for a little worn look. I fussy cut some of the graphics and and papers for the trim and Mod Podged them on to the boxes. Since I wanted them to stack well on top of each other I kept it simple and left off any further embellishments.

small box
front view

medium box

large box

front view

Now I'll sign off and go fill them up! Thanks for looking!

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