February 18, 2011

A Box For Everything and Everything Has a Box

After - Clean & ClutterFree

5.95 Ikea Caddy (found in Kitchen Dept)

Our Friend, Spraypaint

Before- Messy Command Central (don't look too closely)
High Gloss Caddy

You know the saying: "a place for everything and everything has its' place", I have adapted it for boxes. I can always find a use for boxes / storage containers, anywhere and everywhere.

Before I go on, let me just acknowledge the elephant in the room. Did you notice that I started with the after?  Yes, once uploaded, I did realize that the "before" photo prominently displays a box of tampons. Generic ones nonetheless!  And yes, I am too lazy to recreate the "before" mess and photograph sans feminine hygiene products, for this I apologize.

Moving on. We all have a little command central in our kitchens.  I like to keep mine to a min. but the area quickly self detonates during busy weeks. During one of my many blog crawls, I saw this project. I feel bad that I didn't note the blog/creative genius down.  This is pretty much a complete copy of said forgotten bloggers project. (If I find the post, I promise to give credit).

Details on this very easy project:
  • Ikea Caddy - 5.95, found in kitchen dept.
  • Drill hole for phone charger to thread through
  • Spray paint entire caddy with paint/gloss of choice. I wasn't sure about this goldenrod color but it's growing on me.
  • For added touch, modge podge decorative paper on the bottom. Personally, I think this is key to the finished product.
  • Once dry, reorganize, reevaluate command central and voila! Excellent caddy for just a few items.
Hope you enjoy this inspiration. Thanks!


Shannon said...

It looks great Heather. You're funny!

Simply Brookes: said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the place for everything. The color so works! and so do the tamps in the "before" picture. Too funny.

Was it hard drilling the cord hole?

Great post, H.