4.09.2014

Graphic & Colorful Photo Storage

Hey everyone!!  First off I want to apologize about my Vase Silhouette Art post.  I had linked up to a party thru Carrie This Home, and after doing so I changed the permalink to the post to better reflect the post's content.  So I'm sorry if you had trouble finding the post!  Hopefully you can forgive, and now I know to better pay attention to those little details.  Learn something new everyday! :)

I had some free time over the weekend (shock!), and the weather cooperated just enough to get a few small projects taken care of that have been on my list.  Nothing major, but more so sprucing up items I have around the house.  Sometimes things just need some TLC, and a tiny makeover.  However this makeover packs quite a punch on the eyes, and I'm totally digging it.

Over the past few months I have been on a mission to find storage solutions that bring in character, texture, and/or color to various parts around the apartment, and along the way I've re-done a few existing pieces such as using washi tape on my media boxes, purchasing office storage from Target's Dollar Spot, and using woven baskets to corral winterwear, and DVD's/video games.  Most of these live in the main room, but there was one storage item in the bedroom that definitely needed some pizzazz. My bedroom is in serious need of a makeover, and more color so I figured the first step would be to experiment with the photo box.

I scored some awesome gift wrap from The Dollar Spot a few weeks ago, and it's definitely graphic with it's black and white herringbone pattern.  And with some pretty periwinkle paint I got to cracking on the makeover.


For the lid I had to do at least 3 coats to get full coverage, but there are some spots that aren't great looking.  I like it though...it's gives it a vintage/distressed look which I'm totally okay with.  Slowly, but surely I'm learning that imperfections are fine since I haven't played around with paint in a very long time.


For the bottom I cut out strips of the wrapping paper, and sprayed the box with spray adhesive to attach the paper.  I cut an extra inch to fold over the top so I could tape it to the inside of the box:




After impatiently waiting for the spray adhesive and the paint to dry here is the final result!!



I really love how the color of the lid plays into the peacock themed shelf above.  It makes it look more streamlined, and cohesive.  I have a soft spot for the cool colors, and this really makes me smile every time I see this. The paper may is one the wild side, but it plays off my teal chevron vase that is on one of the upper shelves.  



It's amazing how paint can really transform something from drab to fab!!  I'm really learning a lot about different paint mediums, and being able to experiment with them.  I can't help but to admire how well the box turned out.  I'm just mostly in love with the periwinkle lid.  If TA wouldn't kill me I would probably paint almost everything in the bedroom in periwinkle so instead I'll just incorporate a few touches of it here, and there until he says otherwise ;)

Have you made over any items that brought them back to life?  What are some of your favorite things you've given a fabulous makeover?


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