I love up-cycling and today I am sharing yet another way to reuse the old! This week, I have been working diligently on shaping up my craft area in our basement. We got the most fabulous Ikea Expedit Shelves back in July of last year for that area, and they have sat there, cluttered and unorganized, since I put them together. Not very good. One of my projects on the docket was to take the hoards of boxes I have saved over the years, that were bare or sitting in stacks, and fancy them up for some sweet storage.
I know, saving boxes. It is probably a sign of some sort of disorder. Don’t judge. I had a very specific plan for them! And I don’t save just any box. They must have some durability and be just the right size to be useful. Check out the before:
And the after:
Spray adhesive is your best friend, I think, when covering boxes with fabric. And if you have a box where the lid completely covers the bottom, like a MacBook box, then you only need to cover the top with fabric.
I am in love with that black and white thatched-patterned fabric from JoAnn. Love.
Here is my progress on some of the squares so far. I am hoping for a non-cluttered look in simple black, white, and grey. You might spot some silver, gold, and pink in there too.
I am so eager to get this space finished! What do you think so far?