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.

48 thoughts on “Numbered Storage Box”

  1. 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

  2. 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?

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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.


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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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:)

  10. 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!

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

  12. 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!

  13. 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!

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

  15. 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!

  16. 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.


    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!

  17. 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!

  18. Love the numbered boxes!! very cool transformation!

    Art by Karena

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

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