Monday, April 5, 2010

Numbered Storage Box

I purchased this box at a local junk store for $1.50.  It had been painted a pretty blue color but I wanted to use the box in my black and white office. If you missed the post on my office transformation you can see it here. Out came the heirloom white spray paint.


After 2 coats of heirloom white I traced a font found online using carbon paper.  Using a small brush I painted in the numbers.  Easy and very quick project that gives me lots of extra storage.


And here it is in my home office!



Here is one more easy transformation with paint.


This mirror was found at a garage sale for $1.00


Here it is after the transformation!  I painted the frame with heirloom white spray paint and the mirror was sprayed with 3 coats chalkboard paint. As you can see I really put this new chalkboard to use.

There are so many great parties going on. I am linking to the following:

Shabby Chic Cottage

48 comments:

MaryJanes and Galoshes said...

Oh I really love the chalk board! Can't wait for garage sale season to start!!!

Grannys Attic said...

I love what you did with the mirror and the chalk board. My daughter-in-law is getting ready to open her beauty shop and I get to decorate it, going to try this idea for her shop. Thanks for sharing, Vicky

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love this Sherry! Your office looks like it should be in a Ballard Design catalog! {I love their stuff!}. Love the storage box with the numbers and the mirror looks great as a chalkboard. Did you paint right over the mirror itself then?

Laurie at The Turner Farm said...

great finds and love what you did with them

the thrifty ba said...

love the boxes!

Sylvia (at) Lily's Pad and Petals said...

LOVE it and the chalkboard in that fabulous frame.

Victoria said...

I love the chalkboard! It looks amazing:)

A Cottage Muse said...

Wonderful projects! I am going to make one of those chalkboards for my daughter's dorm room! So glad I stopped by!!

Creations By Cindy said...

Great job. I really like the storage box. Be blessed. Cindy

Susan said...

I absolutely love the mirror!!

Anita said...

Super cool. I passed up one of these mirrors at Goodwill today...maybe I'll head back there tomorrow! Just got my prize- so awesome! I posted some pix on our blog. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

Leslie, the Home Maker said...

I'd love to "work" in your office!
I wouldn't get much done, I would just sit and stare at all the pretties!
The chandy above the desk is just gorgeous and so is the new-to-you mirror!
Oh, and the boxes are very clever, too :)
Blessings to you!

sissie said...

Hi Sherry,
I think your office is absolutely stunning!
How in the world do you keep it so neat!
The box you found is perfect and the mirror made into a message board looks wonderful.

Love it all.

hugs
Sissie

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sherry,
How neat...luv both of your ideas! You did a great job on those boxes and that $1.00 chalkboard is so stunning...thanks for sharing them at NTT:)

Blessings,
Linda

kim said...

I love what you did with the box and mirror. Everyone seems to love that heirloom white spray paint. I love your apple green and black office. Love those colors together.

Diann @ The Thrifty Goove said...

Oh Sherry! both of these turned out wonderful! What a great find in both of those and you can't beat the price!!

FleaMarketTrixie said...

I love the frame turned chalkboard, so pretty, great job!

Manuela@TPOH said...

Your office looks great! Love all the black and very cute project.

Manuela

Cindy Geilmann said...

What an amazing room you have. Love the chalk board.

come visit
cindy@stitches

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

That frame and chalkboard are absolutely charming! I love it! Hope to see you back at my place. I have become a follower and hope that you will do the same. until later...

Joan said...

OMG! A fellow Virginian! I am so glad I stopped by. My daughter lives a street off Monument Avenue so I was so glad to see your post about the Easter festivities. Come out to the Shenandoah Valley to Applejack Lane and visit a spell. I'll add you to my list to follow. I will be back very soon.

clustres said...

I do a lot of chalkboards myself and I really love yours! Pam

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Those re-do's are just wonderful!
Very chic and they add such elegance to your office. :-)

Have a wonderful Friday!
Anne

Debbie said...

I love what you did to that mirror, it is awesome!~ I love your blog name, yep that's me too!~ Far from minimalist...but I like my decor it makes me feel at home and cozy inside:) I am having my first giveaway, hope you can join in the fun....it is an easy fast one:)

Prior said...

Both project are just right, the boxes so sophisticated and the mirror, so swank... Lezlee

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Sherry, This is a fabulous post! I love the new chalkboard. WOW! I would love to have this! Now I'll be on the lookout for this kind of a mirror! Beautiful.
And about the Paula Deen tour- a must! We learned so much about her and went to some wonderful places. Ask for Elizabeth, she is the best. And when you go, tell her I said HI!
Yvonne

tales from an oc cottage said...

I ADORING your mirror!!!

m ^..^

Bella said...

Hi Sherry .. what a great office! Nice to have a beautiful place to work! I love the font style on the numbered boxes. Pretty!
Bella

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Your office is to die for! and the mirror is pure brilliant!

sweet european dreams said...

the mirror is amazing and I will HAVE to do the boxes - My home is in great need of 0RGANIZATION...

Hope Filled Living said...

Sherry,
Your blog is beautiful. I love this post and what you've done with the metal filing cabinets. I've seen these at junk shops quite a bit but never knew how to "pretty" them up!
Have a great day!
Mary

Mikey said...

What a great site! You know your not a minimalist when you have about thirty of the same or simlar things, and think it's normal! I hope you'll check out my new blog!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

What a beautiful room! I love that heirloom white spray paint! I have so many things painted with that in my home!!!

browneyes_24b said...

Hi there! Stopping by from New Friend Friday @ the Girl Creative. Your blog name drew me in, and I love your creations! I can't wait to see more from you, as I am always looking for inspiration!

Have a great Friday!

http://larrysass.blogspot.com

AshTreeCottage said...

I love that chalkboard!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

vignette design said...

Oh, I love your blog! Love the chalkboard, especially on the apple green wall The numbered boxes are so great too.

Sue said...

two great bargains and I love what you did with them..the boxes especially look great with the numbers stenciled on...great job!

Sonia said...

I love what you have done in your office..those green walls are awesome with the black furniture and pieces. I really love those little boxes and that mirror was a steal...it turned out beautifully...I'm going to try that with an old mirror I have...thanks for the inspiration and your sweet visit. I following you now too! Good luck with the giveaway!

Ticking and Toile said...

ok...very cute! love the box & love the chalkboard! You did a fantastic job!

Shellagh

P.s. thanks for stopping by & entering my giveaway ~ got my fingers crossed for you!

Nancy said...

I just love your office! I know I've said it before but I do! The chalkboard you made is just the cutest thing...what a great idea! I like the storage box too. You've got great taste and quite creative.

Nancy

p/s I haven't forgotten about the wash basin bowl...I just haven't found anything on it. I did find a couple of similar pieces but my pics are black and white and very old, from an old book. I will keep looking around and if I find out what potter or pattern name I'll let you know. I know you love that piece regardless of what it's worth and/or who made it but it will be interesting to find out anything.

Have a great night!

miss corner cape said...

what fantastic transformations! i never find such good and cheap deals. lucky you. thank you so much for your kind comment on my sunroom, and for stopping by the cape on the corner!

shabbyrosetreasures said...

Oh WOW! This is the coolest! I love to makeover mirrors, never thought about the chalkboard idea thank you! If you have a moment stop by http://shabbychictreasures.blogspot.com/
I am giving away a pretty rose teapot this month! Hugs,
Olivia

Susie from Bienvenue said...

What a pretty room to call your office. I love that color green...so fresh and fun!

Karena said...

Love the numbered boxes!! very cool transformation!

Karena
Art by Karena

I have a fascinating interview with artist Robert Anders up on my site.

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

Hi Sherry! There is a surprise waiting for you on my page...come see!

Jenglamgirl said...

Great home office, love the black and white! the poofy pillow and the cute handmade boxes. LOOKS GREAT! JGG

Red Door Home said...

Your office looks wonderful! SO many great projects.

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Sherry, Your office is just fabulous, love the black and green color scheme, just beautiful and those numbered files are great!