Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A green, "green" project

Casting about for something for a "G" swap, I found myself at my local thrift store, staring at this rather ugly little pink and yellow chipboard box. About 10 inches long, more or less, it had seen better days. But it cost a whopping 50 cents and I decided to do a green (as in color), "green" (as in recycled) project.

The pictures chart the progress. From sanding and applying a coat of gesso, to painting with a lovely blue-green (and adding Distress inks on top of that), to embossing, lining the drawers with paper and adding some grunge "hardware," here is my transformed little box. I'm thinking, "not bad for 50 cents!" I do love re-purposing stuff.

I filled the drawers with a variety of green art supplies, and this will go off to Chrissy for her to enjoy.


  1. Love your green green project!

  2. Autumn, what a great idea & love that you recycled everything.

    I am sure Chrissy will be thrilled with it as well as all the extra goodies that you have put in the little drawers.