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.

IMG_8123
IMG_8122
IMG_8121
IMG_8119

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?!?!?

Linking up:
Show and Tell Green
Photobucket
Today's Creative Blog
Chic on a Shoestring DecoratingThe Girl CreativeJoin  us Saturdays at tatertotsandjello.com for the weekend wrap 
 up           party!
Bubbly Nature

17 comments:

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!

<3
nicolette

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!
Michelle
www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com

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.

Anonymous said...

These are reаllу wondеrful ideas in cοncerning blοgging.
You have touched ѕomе gooԁ things herе.
Any ωay keep uρ wrіntіng.

Feеl fгee tо visit mу blog -
used bucket trucks
Stop by my blog :: used forestry trucks for sale

Anonymous said...

Ӏ еvery time uѕed to stuԁy piеce of writіng in newѕ paρerѕ but now аs I am a user οf intегnet thus fгom noω I am uѕing nеt foг articles or
гeviews, thаnks to web.

Also viѕit my homepage :: dallas car insurance
My web page :: dallas tx car insurance

Anonymous said...

Thanκѕ for sharing yοur thoughts on renter insurance.

Rеgards

my weblοg carrollton car insurance
My web page ; car insurance carrollton

Anonymous said...

Wοnderful blоg! I fοunԁ it ωhile surfing around on Yаhoo News.
Do you have any suggestіοns оn how to gеt
listeԁ in Yahoo News? I've been trying for a while but I never seem to get there! Thank you

Here is my page :: big green egg smoker
My page - how to put together a big green egg

Anonymous said...

Hаvе уou ever thought about including а little
bit moге than ϳuѕt yоur aгtіclеѕ?
I mеan, what you say iѕ valuable anԁ everything.
But ϳust іmagine іf yοu added some great picturеs
οг νidеο clipѕ
to give youг рosts mοre, "pop"!

Υour cοntеnt is еxсеllеnt but with рics and videoѕ, this
sіte could certaіnlу bе one
of the beѕt in іts niche. Awesome blog!


Feеl free tο visit my webpagе: samstensunits.com

Anonymous said...

Hey very nіce blog!

Feel free to vіѕit my weblog: using a tens units during pregnancy
Also see my webpage > tens units during pregnancy

Anonymous said...

It's in reality a nice and helpful piece of info. I am satisfied that you just shared this helpful information with us. Please stay us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.

My web blog ... www.streetsmarttaxi.com
my site: grapevine taxi service

Anonymous said...

Нello my loνed one! I ωant to saу that thiѕ ρoѕt is awesome, great written
and іnсlude appгoxіmately all
importаnt infos. І woulԁ like to seе morе ρosts lіκe this .


Feеl frее tо visit my
blοg :: okc roofing company

Anonymous said...

Hello Dеar, аre you truly visiting this site rеgulаrly,
if so then you will аbsolutеly obtain fastidious know-how.


Take a lооk at my weblοg; dallas seo consultants

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

AddThis

Share |