Now imagine an ugly recipe box for $2 that jumped out at me at Goodwill. Raw wood, country style painted checks and RECIPES written on the top. It might be easier to imagine if I had a picture, but I can't find it.
Here's what it looks like now:
I sanded some and stained it 'special walnut' and mod podged scrapbook paper to the top and sides.
I made little dividers out of more scrap book paper and stamped the months on top. Let me tell you, it's so wonderful to have easy access to my craft supplies in my new craft closet! Love it!
I assembled all of the pretty dividers in my box.
I have some catching up to do, but I figured if some days stay blank, that's ok.
I used my new Cricut to cut out some letters for the top, then gave it a heavy coat of mod podge to seal it all in.
For now this little sweetheart of a box sits on my kitchen counter, but real estate is at a premium in my kitchen and it might need to move to my bedside table or even in my craft closet. We'll see.
Ugly recipe box at Goodwill: $2
Time spent on the makeover: 1 afternoon
A place to jot down family memories: PRICELESS.
Have you created something lately?