Completely Free Painterly Stripe Storage Boxes

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap  —  May 21, 2013 — 4 Comments

This project barely justifies a blog post. It was stupid easy and completely free, but inspiration is priceless so I hope you’ll take away something, at least. I needed some boxes for my laundry room shelves, so I begged a bunch of diaper boxes from my non-cloth-diapering mama friends. These two were the same size and fit nicely on my shelves, so they got selected for a makeover.

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First step: spray primer.

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Then I painted them. I went through a whole process of deciding how to paint them and that’s a post in and of itself–how I get inspired. But in the end I decided to do a casual colorblock/painterly stripe combo. Easy was important since I’m just trying to pretty up some storage boxes, not create a family heirloom. I used paint I already had and didn’t even bother painting the inside.

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I’ve been working on making the laundry room shelves a little prettier slash more functional so I can finally update our house tour page. More on that tomorrow. The diaper boxes are perfect for storing lightbulbs, rarely accessed cleaning products, etc.

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Looking pretty, right? A few weeks ago I was thinking of ditching these shelves entirely because they were just not working for me, but my love has been rekindled.

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Both colorblock and painterly effects are very trendy, so I’d probably only use them on something like this that can be changed easily or thrown away without a second thought. But for now I am totally loving the bright and functional addition to this space.

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap

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4 responses to Completely Free Painterly Stripe Storage Boxes

  1. What a great idea! I love it free is best and it is not hard to get rid of if you tire of it!

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