Thursday, July 7, 2011

DIY Tool Box Makeover

 Just a quick post today. Yesterday, I went to Goodwill in search of some bins to organize my art supplies with. I've been looking for a tool box type of thing for awhile. I found this one which I immediately collaged and painted. I have such a bad habit of buying something with the intention of giving it a makeover that never happens, so I jumped right in. (Anyone want some unpainted wood or papier mache doodads?)You'll have to trust me that it started out ugly and had the words 'baby meds' stenciled on it. Odd.

I love it! I now have all of my brushes organized by type. Flat in the first spot, round in the second.

I also managed to find a cool little wire basket to hold my Claudine Helmuth and Lumiere paints, a nice ceramic thing to hold some bits and pieces and another bigger wire bin in the back to hold my larger paint tubes. I've had my paints in a big box and I could never find the color I wanted. Please admire that my paint is now organized by color family. Aren't I amazing? I'm hoping this bit of dazzle will distract visitors from the mess all around it. 

Admit it, you're jealous, right? :)


  1. Way to go, Laura! That would have held a lot of baby meds... eek! It is so fun to see things get repurposed and also see other artists workspaces! May this bring a boon of creativity to all that you do! :)

  2. Yes! I am jealous of your toolbox! What a great thing for art supplies. Now I want one. :). Goodwill here I come! :)


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