"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?" by Marianne Williamson

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Making a Drawer

I am always saving boxes and containers. Sometimes they just get stored forever until I am forced to put them in the recycle bin, however, this cardboard box really caught my attention. My husband loves bottled water. I buy a certain brand out of habit I guess, but I keep saving the cardboard bottoms from every package I buy. Most of them are currently full of items in my studio but one got a make-over.

To me, the cardboard box looked like it would fit perfectly in the slot on my cabinet. They ended up being about 1/2 inch too tall and 1/2 inch too long so I cut the top down and re-folded the ends and glued them back in order to make the box fit. Then I decorated the front with paper and created and handle out of the discarded cardboard. The handle was decorated with matching paper and glued into place. I am very happy that this worked! I have several emply slots and LOTS of items that could be placed in a drawer. :)

This was such a fun project! I have a few more "drawers" that I can make now and I am headed to the grocery store tomorrow for more bottled water. :) Now, I just have to do something with the many other containers I've saved!


Wanda said...

What an awesome idea!! I love it!!

Anonymous said...

Great recylcling, and beautiful to look at too!
I sometimes save the large priority boxes I get, decorate them and use them to store my 12x12 papers.
Good work!

Diann said...

What a great idea! Aren't we always tweaking our stuff....I think this will work just fine for you! Thanks for sharing! Diann

audreyscountrycrafts said...

what a great idea!! I have a shelving unit in my craft room, but the shelves tend to be stacked and over flowing, will have to try this!

AngieHallHaviland said...

How NEAT!! LOVE it, Chrystal...worked out great!

Jeanette said...


This is a great idea. I think I'll make some of these. Thanks for sharing.
And, thanks for visiting the Soartful challenge blog. I hope you will be sending us a picture.


Anonymous said...

VERY CLEVER girl!!! Looks FANTASTIC I LOVE it girl!!!!!