Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Crafty Storage Boxes........Part 1

I am in the final stages of getting things ready for our move to Edmonton and have been frantically focused on figuring out how to make a workable craft space in a small condo. 

Last weekend I found an amazing computer desk/hutch that was PERFECT!
After a few modifications by my amazing dad it has been painted & is ready to be loaded on to the moving truck. Watch for the desk reveal in blog post next week.

Today I have storage boxes.....lots & lots of storage boxes.

This one I particularly excited about. I first sanded the heck out the box, then painted with a coat of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Florence & then 2 coats of Old White. After a bit of sanding I had a lovely distressed box. I tried a new transfer method for the French Typography Graphic I found on the Graphics Fairy. I think I worked out well - I first applied a thin coat of Aleen's Tacky Glue to a thin sheet of cardstock, let that dry completely, then printed my reverse image on it. I trimmed it so I just had my image and not the entire sheet of cardstock. I think applied a thin coat of matte medium to my box where I wanted my image to be. I then placed my printed image face down on to the matte medium, pressed it down then let it dry overnight. In the morning I sprayed it with water then slowly & carefully began to rub the paper pulp of with my finger tips. I then used the edge of an old hotel key card to gently scrap off the glue residue. It was a bit time consuming but it was by far the best image transfer result I have done.

I think it turned out really well....not bad for a $10 old wooden tool box I found at Restore.
Its the perfect storage box for my Tim Holtz stamp sets & the casters I added to the bottom finish it off perfectly!

Stayed tuned because on Thursday I will post more crafty boxes I made with dollar store purchases!

Thanks for visiting my blog today!

~~~~~~ stay crafty ~~~~~



  1. This looks AMAZING! Hey...that's the same image I used. Isn't it lovely! I love your wee bin. It's perfect. Pinning!

  2. Great find....That's an AMAZING looking box!!! Castors are a great idea and the colors perfect!

  3. Nice job...I love to repurpose stuff and you sure can tell by looking at my studio. Nothing matches but I love it.


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