Thursday, February 17, 2011

Stacking Boxes

I've been wanting to try my hand at painting some stacking boxes to go in my "new" kitchen (which I hope to get started transforming real soon!). So the last time I went to Hobby Lobby, I picked up two different sized plain boxes. I paid around $6 total for both boxes. I figured if I messed them up, I wouldn't be out too much money.

I decided to go bold and paint them red and black. I'm shooting for a French country sort of theme in my kitchen and my colors are going to be red and tan with touches of creamy white and black. I am also incorporating some roosters (of course!) and I love coffee so I will be using those two elements to help me decorate. I drew my rooster freehand and used stencils for the stars and the word COFFEE. Everything else was done freehand. I then distressed the boxes some for a worn look. I really like the way they turned out. Pretty decent for a first attempt, don't ya think??

I am thinking I will probably use these in a vignette on top of my fridge, but that is subject to change! I get so much inspiration from all you talented folks out there in blogland, so if anyone has any ideas on ways to display these boxes, let me know. I am working on a cute little display for an empty corner on my counter top right now. I found an awesome plate at Wal Mart of all places and I got it for $1.50 on clearance! I'm gonna pair it with a rooster and an apothecary jar filled with green apples. I'll show it to y'all when I get it just right.

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Well, that's it for me today. I'm heading out the door for work. Thank goodness tomorrow is Friday! I hope everyone has a fantastic day and don't forget to count your blessings!

Till next time. . .


  1. Donna,

    Nice job. Coffee and chickens are a perfect theme for a kitchen and I love the red and black. My hubby is building new cabinets for my kitchen and they will have a red undertone which I plan on painting black over.


  2. The boxes turned out great! We missed you in chat last night.

  3. Okay let me try this again. My first post must be in outer space.

    I really like you boxes Donna. You did a fabulous job stenciling on them. I look forward to seeing your display when you get it done.

    Next you should try covering you boxes with fabric. You can rough them up with sandpaper to make them look old and then rub a little stain on the material for a really old look. Sometimes I leave mine plain but other times I add a fabric stitched tag or a pre-made paper tag to the top or side. So many ways to decorate these boxes.

    Have a great day Donna!
    Hugs, ~AMY~

  4. Love em' I too am into a kitchen project..... not sure of the colors yet but I too am a rooster fan.. I will have several colorful roosters here and there..... Good job on the boxes.. I have thought about trying my had at those but have not yet stepped out there and tried.... I might just give it a go....

  5. They really turned out nice - love the colors. I have been wanting to try to cover boxes with fabric. Possibly this will get me motivated. Trish

  6. Great job, Donna! I just recently discovered there's a Hobby Lobby about 30 minutes from me - after hearing all the raves I just may have to check them out one of these days.

  7. You did a great job on them--they look so CUTE!!

  8. Great job!! I just re-painted some of the very same "boxes"!! I love what you did with yours!

    Thank you so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! And a big thanks for the shout-out! :)

  9. Isn't it funny how you can take something so plain and turn it into something so beautiful! I like the bold colors.

  10. Great job Donna! I love the colors you used. I can't believe you drew that rooster freehand... that is awesome!! They turned out great and will look awesome in your new kitchen!