Here it is. This is the item most of you voted for me to redo last month. I call it a wooden tool chest but I am sure there is another name for it…maybe garden tool tray. Anyway, this was an easy one. I have a calendar in my office with a photo of a tray and the photo gave me and idea for this project.
I tried to copy it as much as possible but I was limited on the supplies I had available here in my home.
I don’t know if you all been hitting some of the craft stores out there but paint and craft supplies are running low in some areas. This is only if your areas are no longer in lock down. It is a difficult time to shop now, like shopping in a maze with an invisible creature after you.
Lucky for me that I had some paint in my home. First I covered the tool box with a base coat with some tester “Mistakes” that I bought months ago on a bargain rack. The paint was still okay and it covers better then those little bottles of acrylic I normally buy. I did end up using a little bit of acrylic paint for the flowers I painted on the tray.
Then I filled it with some faux flowers. I did not set up the floral display permanently since I wasn’t sure yet how I was going to use this tray. I have a nice supply of faux flowers in my craft closet for Spring display but I am still deciding what I will be using this tray for. I could have continued copying that Calendar photo but held off on that.This tray could be used for anything. Kitchen supplies, books, crafts, and even some mason jars filled with fresh clippings from the garden. I may do that last one latter to put into my bedroom.
This was so fun, I liked letting you guys decide which project got chosen. I will be working on this Altoids tin for next months Dollar Day Do Over.
I still have a whole box of items to re-purposed from my thrift store dollar day shopping. Now the tin box was something my son gave me but it was still pretty cheap at 1.50. Maybe I can get my son involved and have him create his own tin invention. I will be doing something artsy where as my son will probably pick something science related (maybe) just have to see if he has an extra empty tin.