Tuesday, March 8, 2011

repurposed shoe boxes {project organization}

Happy Tuesday y'all! Did everyone have a good weekend? We caught up on a lot of stuff around the house and had some fun too. Friday night we went to a favorite local restaurant and had friends over Saturday.

Mid-way into my productive morning on Saturday, my foot pedal on my sewing machine broke. Boo! Second time on my little Singer machine. It was time to upgrade anyway so I ordered the Brother PC-420. So excited to get it! Is should be here tomorrow:)

After the sewing machine blow-out, I had to turn my attention to non-sewing crafts. I made a few gifts (tomorrow on the blog) and started an organization overall. For years and years I have been saving my shoe boxes. Needless to say I have A LOT of shoe boxes. I think I initially saved them because I was moving often in college and early 20s, but that part is over - no more moving (at least for a long time). But I couldn't just throw those boxes away!

I had some left over chalkboard paint from a previous project (or two), so I gave the boxes a coat of paint, a label, and organized a shelf in my pantry.


I am loving the cleanliness factor so far! My pantry is HUGE, so its going to take some time to finish this project, but I hope to have it done this weekend:)

Do you use old shoe boxes for anything?!?!?

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Morgan said...

Such a great idea, Marionness! I'm glad you found a purpose for your multitude of shoe boxes. Now if you need to find a use for your shoes...donate to Morgan's Closet, haha.

Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

Love this idea for storage and well done on your project organization! Fun blog!

Liesl :)

J.Crabbit said...

Looks good. nice work.

Humble Homemaker said...

I also have tons of shoe-boxes and couldn't figure out how to make them look cute... this is an awesome idea! I love it. Thanks for sharing. I am your newest follower. Have a great day. :)
Humble Homemaking
p.s. feel free to hook up to my weekend review party this weekend (fri-mon).

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

Great idea for repurposing shoe boxes. Have you tried chalk markers yet? They are my new addiction!

Thanks for sharing this with my readers at Creative Juice Thursday!


Rissa @ Hazel and Honeysuckle said...

Fantastic idea! I'm going to have to get myself some of that chalkboard paint!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog! xx

Michelle said...

This is a fabulous idea!! Love the way it came out! Visiting from Tatertots and Jello and have been a follower for a while.
Have a great weekend!

Marianne said...

This is so smart. I do use a lot of shoeboxes like this, but I have never thought of painting them to make them look nice. I will have to do this too some time. Thank you for sharing. Found you at The Girl Creative.

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