Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Country Chic Barn Box Makeover!

You know how counters are always collecting junk?  Keys, receipts, loose change, wallets, sunglasses... random odds and ends that are important, but messy.  My mother's lake house has a counter top which always gets cluttered with my her guest's items, so for Mother's Day I decorated a sweet little box that her messy daughter her visitors could leave their crap items in without making a mess.

I found a little "barn box" at Hobby Lobby for around $5.00 (half price - weee!) and knew it would be perfect!  I couldn't leave it plain, of course, so I decoupaged a sweet little star on each side:

The bottom of the box had a hole in it...
(I believe it was intended to be a planter)

...so I cut scrapbook paper to fit and mod podged it in!

I love the traditional paper with the rustic box. 
It's now "country chic"!

She may end up using it in her home office to organize her desk, but whatever she uses it for, I am very happy with how it turned out!

I love taking something and adding a few simple touches to make it custom!  I think I need to make one for myself!  What do you think?

I am linking to a ton of great parties, so many that I simply cannot list them all here!  Pretty pretty please visit my list of Craft and Tutorial parties HERE to see all the parties I linked to!  A wealth of insipration awaits!


Melissa said...

CUTE!i like this!

Always Nesting said...

That is beautiful and you make it sound so easy. I know your mom loves it.

Cheryl said...

Anything that mixes crafting & trying to stay organized is a win. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

Jeanne Selep said...

Nice project, I like that you lined the box. I wouldn't have thought of that.


Kaysi said...

Wow that looks great!!

★All Thingz Related★ said...

I have some of that paper!!! I think I would love it on almost any thing! hehe Thanks for joining us for Anything Related! Bridgette

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