Storage Bin to Toy Box Makeover

Storage Bin to Toy Bin

Creative Dominican

I was tired of looking at the ugly plastic bin I’ve been using as a toy box, but I didn’t want to spend money on an actual toy box. I decided to just give the bin a little makeover. It just took some wrapping paper, Mod Podge, burlap and decorative fence post caps to go from this:

Storage bin to toy box makeover.

To this:

Storage bin to toy box makeover

Like it? I think it looks great. The bin is in my family room so I picked materials that would go well with my current decor, but the possibilities are endless.

Materials:

1. Bin
2. Fabric or wrapping paper. I used about a yard of burlap and wrapping paper I picked up at the dollar store
3. To keep the cost down I used decorative fence post caps as the legs instead of actual furniture legs. They cost about $3 each
4. Rope
5. Mod Podge
6. Hot glue
7. Lock…

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A Perfect Pair: Fabric Decoupage Book Ends

Mod Podge your Bookends

On The Upcycle~

I found these ordinary bookends in the housewares aisle at a thrift shop near home.  It was the only item I felt compelled to buy on this day, and they were priced right at $1.99.  Lately, I have made it a goal to begin to organize my crafting space, and these little book ends would help alleviate some of “the bookcase overload” this room is experiencing. Of course they were in need of a little restyling flare. Right now the craft room is more of a storage room, so these book ends are a very small step in the right direction, but  I am determined.  Stay tuned!

Fabric Decoupage Book Ends

 

Materials:

Fabric of choice cut and traced to size

Pair of bookends

Mod Podge

Scissors, Black Marker

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Foam Craft Brush, Paint Brush

Black Acrylic paint

I had fabric that I did not use from another project that I thought…

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Decoupage To The Rescue! Lost Basement Table Gets A Makeover

Basement Table Makeover

On The Upcycle~

Last stop before curbside in our house has always been the basement.  This poor glass table had been banished to the basement for seven years, the entire time we have lived in our house!  It was pushed in a corner and with flower pots and miscellaneous basement junk stacked on top of it and covered in spider webs. My husband and I try to keep the basement clean, and clutter free, but it is not always easy.  As much as we dislike our basement’s dampness, cement walls and floors, the spiders seem to love it! That’s good because they help control the other bugs crawling around down there! yuck!  If any item deserved a little TLC, and a makeover it was this table! I cleaned it in our utility sink and brought it upstairs.  The glass was easily removable, and the table cleaned up nicely.

Basement Rolling Glass Table Rescue

I laid out the fabric…

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Vintage Items & Home Decor

I have several items that I have lowered the prices on in my etsy shop. http://www.etsy.com/shop/ahindle78 be sure to check it out and purchase these items to add some color or vintage style to your decor.

I am trying to clear out my inventory so I can make room in my closet for new etsy shop items.
Also be sure to like my Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Charm-City-Creative-Designs/214517511903785?ref=hl

There is a combined shipping price which is cheaper the more u purchase.

Here are some pics I know u can find a few spots in your home to add these pieces.

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Milk glass vases, organizers, fruit bowls, great for bridal showers and baby showers to display food etc.

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This frame is painted a light purple and u can change out the pattern paper for any pattern paper u like.

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Above is a pic of the upcycled cookbook holder in yellow.

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Vanity tray also painted teal and u change change out the pattern paper as your mood changes.

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Decorative plates for your home and one is painted with chalkboard paint and comes with white chalk.

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The basket above can hold two bottles of wine. Would make a great gift

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Hope you like what u have seen and be sure to stop past my Facebook page to like at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Charm-City-Creative-Designs/214517511903785?ref=hl
And my etsy shop will always have new items added daily, weekly and monthly after I clear out some of my home decor and vintage items.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ahindle78

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