Challenge Accepted: To make a knick knack into something useful. The area beside my chair has become a hot mess. You know the place where you make your nest when you do sit for a spell...lol. Recently, Silvey, my precious fur baby, knocked my coffee over and everything was floating in the dish. I knew then I had to fine a solution to my mess. While on a treasure hunt at one of our local thrift stores, I found just what I needed to help me conquer my mess. PS. I cleaned up a little before taking the pic, can't share all of my secrets.
Knick Knack Transformation
This is where I kept my stuff, drove me nuts. I felt like I was always digging for something.
This looked just like what I needed for my nest.
The price had been marked down to .79 because the box was part of a set and a piece was missing. Happy Dance!
I decided to paint the box red, since I needed some color by my chair. I used acrylic paint. the name of the color was crimsom.
I painted the front and the inside of each compartment.
I also painted the back since it will be seen.
I used the color yellow ochre acrylic paint to print the labels. The first compartment is for pens and pencils ✏️, the next one is for glasses 👓, the widest compartment is for my phone 📱 and the smallest one is for a file and clippers or whatever needs a home.
Once I had the compartments labeled, I used a black paint marker to accent the words.
I used a hot glue gun and added twine along the edges.
This picture is after the twine was glued around each compartment. For an additIonal touch, I also added a simple twine bow to the top and bottom of the piece.
To protect my furniture, I placed bumper guards on each corner.
This is the finished piece. I like that I have a phone compartment too. Now, I won't have to search for what I need. Love 💞 my useful knick knack.
- Wood box (Thrift Store)
- Acrylic paint (Hobby Lobby)
- Paint brush (Amazon)
- Twine (Hobby Lobby)
- Hot glue gun / sticks (Wal Mart)
- Paint marker (Hobby Lobby)
- Bumper Guards (Amazon)
Published November 29th, 2017 12:52 AM
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