Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Book rack makeover

Yesterday, on my way home from running errands, I saw a little wooden magazine rack sitting out on the curb. Similar to this:

I've been wanting to put something in the playroom for the kids to keep their books in, so I picked it up and had some ideas to make it over. I painted most of it last night, and added the finishing touches and alphabet print today (which, okay, made it not quite as free as I'd originally intended, but it's worth it!). I think it turned out pretty cute!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Bow storage

I've been saving this little shoebox because it seemed perfect to use for something crafty - the little window in the front had a lot of potential, and the shape and ribbon handle are so cute.

I have a place upstairs in the nursery to store hair bows and headbands (which is also super cute, and I need to put up pictures sometime), but I needed something small downstairs since that's where I get the kids dressed pretty frequently.

I covered the back of the box with the cute numbers paper (all of my papers are from a Studio Calico kit), and cut down the little ridge inside that separated the shoes to cover the inside too.

On the front, I put a little strip of coordinating paper and big foam letters.

I've gotten really into washi tape since Studio Calico started putting them in almost every month's box, so I put some black & white washi tape around the outside edges to finish that off a little bit and add some contrast.

A yellow flower for a pop of color, and we're all set! Easy peasy. I like that this is easy to throw all the bows into (while color-coordinated fancy organization is cute, it's a pain) and it's easy to see what's inside.