Knick Knack Transformation

6 Materials
2 Hours
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 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.
Hot Mess
This is where I kept my stuff, drove me nuts. I felt like I was always digging for something.
Thrift store find
This looked just like what I needed for my nest.
Only 79€
The price had been marked down to .79 because the box was part of a set and a piece was missing. Happy Dance!
Deciding on a color
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.
Silvey on guard
I painted the front and the inside of each compartment.
Love this color!
I also painted the back since it will be seen.
Labeling the compartments
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.
I am Blessed!
Once I had the compartments labeled, I used a black paint marker to accent the words.
Adding twine
I used a hot glue gun and added twine along the edges.
Almost complete
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.

Suggested materials:

  • Wood box   (Thrift Store)
  • Acrylic paint   (Hobby Lobby)
  • Paint brush   (Amazon)
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  • DesertRose DesertRose on Nov 29, 2017
    Fantastic idea, you can see everything and reach without digging. Perfect!

  • Leah M Leah M on Jan 01, 2018
    Very clever and cute, Susan. But my furbabies would soon have it on the floor!

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    • Leah M Leah M on Jan 02, 2018
      They don't generally knock stuff off for the "fun" of it, but they have been known to knock stuff off because they are leaning on them.