Friday, March 7, 2014

Project Life Storage

My scrapbooking stuff is taking over my life (and my living room). Yikes. At first, I just kept it all in an oversized wire basket, but it took no time at all for that to start overflowing. I had a couple empty kraft photo boxes laying around, so I started stuffing extra cards and embellishments into those....and then I ended up buying a couple more photo boxes. The problem was, they were a little boring. So I took a couple hours, some paints, and a roll of painter's tape, and spruced them up a bit.

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I first painted the whole lid white so that the colored paints would be true to color, and when it dried (thoroughly!), taped off some geometric shapes.

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Then I painted each of the areas (a couple of coats did it in most cases) , waited for them to dry (again, thoroughly!) and very very very gently removed the tape. I had to repeat the tape/paint process a couple of times to get rid of the white lines between the shapes from where the tape had been previously been.

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I did a few touch-ups with a small brush, and that was that! Perfect afternoon project....and my supplies have much prettier homes. Now if I can just find a cart so I can get all these boxes off the living room floor.

Baby steps.

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4 comments :

  1. Those are AWESOME. I'd really love to do that on a canvas.

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    1. Thanks! It was suuuuuuuper easy!

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  2. So cute!! You are so crafty... I would never think of these things!

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    1. Oh gosh, I don't know about that! I just like to keep busy.:)

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