Friday, February 10, 2012

A little box remake...

Hi Everyone!  Happy Friday!  I want to share a little remake with you that I did.  I made this box/shelf thing a couple of years ago.
It has been sitting on it's side on my shelf holding a few knickknacks but I haven't been happy with it.  So I reworked it a bit.
 And this is what it turned into.
 I started out painting over the black with a quick coat of ASCP in Old Ochre.  But I wasn't happy with it.
So I put a top coat of ASCP in Old White.  Ahhhh.....much better.
 Then I took these old drawer pulls that came off the cabinets that I remade as my kitchen island and painted them with ASCP in Old White.
And then I distressed it.  It's hard to see here but the black and Old Ochre are peaking through the Old White.  I think it helps to make it look like an older piece.
 And then I added the drawer pulls to the sides.
 And now instead of it being on it's side, it's sitting like a tray.
 And it can hold more pretties than it ever did while it was on it's side.
 It will be much more useful this way.

 How would you have remade this box?
I like it so much better now.  I think I'll put it on my dining room table.  So what are your weekend plans?  I will be braving the cold and working a bit in the shop.  I have a couple of projects that I want to finish but it means shop time.  I hope you have a great weekend.  Thanks for stopping by.



  1. OK, you just became known in my email list as the Box Queen!


  2. I love your different boxes! They are so cute. Just stopping by from the Linky Party Hop. I hope you will visit and follow back.


  3. Sweet boxes! Found you via the Linky hop and have become your newest follower. Looking forward to reading your future posts. Hope you have a chance to visit and perhpas follow me back.

  4. Great re-do Holly! :) Love the new look of your tray!

    You have cool stuff to put in your boxes. I need to blog about some plant stands, but I don't have anything to display on them to stage them. heheheeh


  5. so creative...and i love the drawer pull idea. :)

  6. Easy as 1, 2, 3 you have something really special making all the stuff you gather in there that much better.

  7. I have a little wood box that i am going to add handles to. Cute!

  8. Very cool! Found you over on Sunday Social! I hope you'll follow me back over at!

  9. Looks great! I love how you added the handles!

  10. You gave it a great look. Boxes are one of my favorite things to redo.

  11. Love your remake it really does look great. I am having a link party today and would love to have you link up

  12. I love little makeovers. This one is especially cute, thank you so much for sharing!

  13. Really like you remake and it seems more useful as a box, loved how you repurposed the handles and like them on the box. Love all your treasures inside too. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best Par.tay! Now following you on Linky and hope you'll follow back!

  14. I can never get enough of these little boxes, they sell well too! Thanks for linking up at Beyond The Picket Fence.