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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Hat Boxes and More

Good afternoon my friends.
How is your day going?
Mine has been busy as my last week.
Love the 4th of July
but
am definitely glad it's over.
We spent the day at the ocean....

As you can see it was quite windy
and the waves were rolling in
but,
the kids had a blast
and
the fireworks were awesome.
There simply is nothing
like watching fireworks over the ocean waves.

Since it has been so hectic around here
I
thought I would share
a little more
office storage I have done.


Hat boxes....
There are all kinds of things out there
that can be used to
prettify and make into beautiful
office/craft room storage.



I picked these up at thrift stores for
$1.00 each.
Then I decorated them with
bits and pieces found in my craft room.

First, I painted them with
DIY white chalk paint
(my go to paint for everything).
Then
I used brown craft paper, raffia, burlap
lace, flowers and buttons
to embellish them.
You can use whatever you have on hand....
ribbon, rope, markers, stickers...
anything will work...
They are so simple to do and
so pretty when you are done.
And...
the storage is unreal....
These hold my home decor trims
and
all my sewing trims
and
bits and pieces of lace.
That's a lot of stuff in there....

I love the way they look in my new craft room
so vintage....

Now I am going to leave you with
this


My next project....
Gonna keep you guessing on this one....


Have a great day
get out there and create something....


                                    

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Please visit them and see all the great projects and inspiration found there....

13 comments:

  1. Hi Cathy,

    Loved the hat boxes and I just joined your blog. I would love for you to come link up to my first “Clever, Crafty & Creative Linky Party #1”. You can find it at:
    http://dorothysueandmillieb.blogspot.com/2013/07/clever-crafty-crative-linky-party-1.html

    Hope to see you!
    Suzie

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  2. What a pretty way to get some extra storage! :)

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    1. Thank you so much. I am enjoying them.

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  3. These turned out so sweet, love how you embellished them!

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  4. Your blog is very interesting! I follow you!
    Have a great day!
    Hugs!!!

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  5. Really love your hat boxes! I made some a while ago in shades of blue, but these ones in creams and neutrals would match better with my new home decor... so you have inspired to make more!
    Have a nice week,
    K.

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  6. Beautfiul hat boxes - they do make useful storage. I am curious about the bolt of cloth - Will you use the cloth or the bolt itself?

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  7. So cute! I would ten time rather have pretty storage piece than plastic containers everywhere!

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  8. So cute, I have some in my basement I was just debating what to do with...problem solved!!
    Thank you for linking up to my Paint Party! There is another one going on right now and I would love to have you join with all your fun Paint Projects

    http://startathome.blogspot.com/2013/07/paint-party.html

    Brooke
    startathome.blogspot.com

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  9. Oh, you make me want to run out and buy some boxes! Yours are just gorgeous, I love the one with the heart! Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  10. Back to say I'm following, so I don't miss what you do with that pretty fabric :)
    Patti

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