Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Re-use, re-purpose...

Old wooden nail boxes 
A couple of weeks ago when I was endeavouring to make a dent in the mess that is our garage I spied these old wooden nail boxes filled with dirty old car parts, tools etc... I instantly thought that they would make cool vintage looking storage inside my home somewhere rather than decaying amongst rusty greasy car parts. So I pulled them out and gave them a good scrub and also treated them for borer.

Old wooden nail boxes 
I then spent a couple of afternoons and nights covering the insides with some pretty scrapbook papers with each box having a different colour theme. It was a bit like choosing the fabrics for a quilt and it probably took as long to choose the perfect collection of papers for each box as it did to glue them on.

Old wooden nail box 
The pink/green one.

Old wooden nail boxes 
A brown/blue/green/pink one.

Old wooden nail boxes 
A blue/green one.

Old wooden nail boxes 
And my favourite, the blue/yellow one. I just love the designs on these papers.

Old wooden soft drink box
And this is the last box which is not a nail box but an old soft drink bottle box. For this one I used papers with text and an autumn colour theme.
Now if you are wondering what I may be using these boxes for you will have to wait for my next post.
Sorry to keep you in suspense :-)


Karen said...

They look fantastic! Great re-purposing. I love the blue & yellow one too. You could use them as scrap bins and put the same coloured fabric as the lining in them. Can't wait to see what you did with them.

Leslie said...

the papers are great but i really love all the numbers and fractions you put on the outside

Katy Cameron said...

Ooh, how cool, love the vintage outers and what you did with the insides

Nic said...

The nail boxes for fabric scraps and the drink box for a newspaper/magazine/pattern stand? :)

XUE said...

Love all the boxes! Wow! are on a roll here!!! :)

Michele Pacey said...

So cool Catherine. Don't you just love old crates? I do!

I wonder what you have planned for these...

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