Those are the ingredients for a great Sunday afternoon. I'm going to be painting that ugly shelf in the kitchen, but first I decided to upcycle some coffee boxes to be used as storage bins on the shelf. (Yes, I found this idea on pinterest. No, mine isn't as nice as the one I found online.)
I started out with a plain old coffee box. There are a gazillion of these at work & I had originally grabbed them at Christmas time for a lady who posted on craigslist that she needed boxes & wrapping supplies for a booth she was doing. As is commonplace for people on craigslist, she flaked out & I ended up with a few coffee boxes clogging up my garage. When I found the upcycled box idea on pinterest, I decided those boxes would be perfect.
Here is what I started with:
After some spray adhesive & fabric, it looked like this:
A piece of ribbon & a fabric-covered piece of cardboard, and some stick pins finished it up. Here is the final product:
Not too shabby, eh?! Of course, it will be a lot cuter when the shelf is painted & organized. Baby steps, y'all, baby steps.