Sunday, May 2, 2010

Makeover Monday!

Hi everybody. I'm actually posting this late on Sunday evening because this week is gonna be a pretty hectic one for me and I'm not sure when I'll be able to log back on this week.

I bought a set of three of those round stackable boxes that the Dollar Tree has in their gift wrap section. I had to get two different colors because they didn't have three of the same color in the sizes I wanted, but it's o.k. because I planned on covering them up anyway so it didn't really matter! I found this awesome fabric at Wal Mart in the scrap bin! How cool is that! My kitchen is slowly being transformed into roosters and chickens, so this is just perfect. Here's the before pic showing the boxes and my fabric:

And a close up of the fabric. I just love this print!

I just cut the fabric to fit the boxes and used Modge Podge to adhere it. I overlapped the top and Modge Podged it down into the boxes. I didn't take a pic of this (sorry) but all I did was cut the overhanging fabric into strips so that it would lay flat on the inside of my box. I trimmed the fabric around the bottom of the boxes leaving just a tiny bit which I glued down on the bottom to make it look more finished around the edges. I then painted each lid black. When it was dry, I just tied a piece of jute around each lid to give it a finishing touch. And this is the finished product:

This is how they look stacked:

This was so easy and fun to do! And it only cost under $5 for the boxes and the fabric. I already had the Modge Podge and the jute. I'm definitely gonna make more of these. It only took me about half an hour to cover the boxes and paint the lids. The best part is, I have enough fabric left over that I'm gonna try to make a holder for my plastic shopping bags. I know it's not environmentally correct to not take reusable grocery bags, but I do reuse those plastic bags as trash bags for my car and in my bathroom trash can. Plus, they are good to take on vacation with you to put dirty clothes in to bring home.

I wanted to share a picture of my very first iris! It finally bloomed today! Hubby and I planted these last year and of course, they didn't bloom until this year. I am so excited and there are many more that are getting ready to bloom! I just love these exotic looking flowers:

My friend and cousin, Mary, from over at Mary's Must Haves came by for a quick visit yesterday. She is a flea market queen! That girl can find the best bargains ever! I had been keeping my eye out of some of the old fashioned jello molds and she hit the mother lode yesterday! So she snapped them up for me and dropped them by! Thanks girlfriend, you are the best!! Here's what she found for me:

After I get them cleaned up, I am gonna hang them on a small ladder that hubby has hung for me in the kitchen. They are gonna look good and of course I'll share a picture once we get them hung.

Hubby and I went on our famous "Sunday Drive" today and ended up over in West Virginia. Boy, I tell ya, we only went about 30 miles from home, but it was on some of the curviest roads ever!! And some of the places we saw that people were actually living in were so pitiful looking! It really makes you appreciate what you have! I love our weekly drives because it gives us a chance to spend some quality time together, just the two of us. We laugh, talk and just enjoy each other's company so much! I am so blessed to have this man to enjoy life with!

Well, that's enough rambling for now. I've gotta get off here and get my behind in bed! Six a.m. comes early in the morning! I hope everyone has a great week!

Until next time. . .



  1. I LOVE those stacking boxes and the molds Donna! Your iris is so beautiful:)

  2. I love what you did with the canisters! The material made a huge difference! I hope you have a great week and things slow down soon!


  3. Hi Donna. What a wonderful makeover for the boxes. I love what you did to them. Your iris is a beauty too.

  4. I love what you did. They are so cute. I can't ever think of things like that and the chicken fabric is something I need in my kitchen as I have roosters and chickens everywhere.

    Great job!

  5. I love what you did on the stacking boxes..I love that print and the the unique molds too...Glad your sunday drive was a nice one...:)have a great rest of your week.;)

  6. Well that made a quick and very cute makeover! Gotta love that Mod Podge, right? The jute does add a finishing look to the boxes, very cute!

    Wow! Look at all those jello molds. Looks like fun, fun! Can't wait to see them on the ladder.

    Yes, we are very blessed!!

  7. Hi Donna - great makeovers! My husband and I love to take drives also and some of the sites really make you appreciate everything you have.


  8. Hi Donna!
    I love what you did with the boxes!! Sooo very pretty and I absolutely love the rooster material that you used!!

    Your iris is beautiful!! I'm another lover of exotic looking plants! I have one planted, but I don't think it's going to come up this year. It did last year, but it didn't stay bloomed very long..


  9. Hi Donna!
    Thank you so much for visiting my blog today! I just wanted to let you know that I'd love to possibly meet you somewhere along the line while you're traveling thru Oklahoma.. Hopefully we can work something out!

    Have a great weekend and Happy Mother's Day!


  10. Hey Donna, I used that same fabric to make curtains for my kitchen windows! I lined them with a paisley print!
    I love it!
    I think I may have to cover a few boxes with the left over fabric! Thanks for the idea!

    Hugz, Dolly

  11. Hi Donna! I just found your blog and love it! The rooster fabric is wonderful and love what you did with it! I saw the same fabric the other week and almost bought it. Just stopped by and glad I did. Have a great day! ~ Laura