Friday, January 7, 2011

Office Box with Style

I was getting tired of having to search the deep dark depths of my husbands work bag for all of the important papers that I need so that I can do my work for his office so...... 
I fancied up this wood box that I found at Hobby Lobby. 
Now no one can miss that this is were they need to put the papers that I need!!!!
I am sure that the office gals will like it!!
I painted the ends purple....




and covered the rest with a green polka dot paper using mod podge. 
Then I coated the whole thing with 2 layers of mod podge. 







I love how it turned out! And now I get all of the papers I need to do my job! 

52 comments:

Lynn B. said...

Cute! I like the color combo. Something like this would be great for school as well. TFS

Glora said...

This is over and beyond cute!!!! Love it! Great job!

crafty panda said...

ADORABLE!

mereshupe said...

ADORABLE!!! Love the color combo as well!!

JennyKozar said...

Great idea - this turned out fantastic!

Julie said...

I love what you did! What a great job. I love the contrast of the colors, but yet they go together so well. You did a wonderful job Karlee! Keep up the work.

Mary said...

I love the colors, you did an awesome job!!

McBDesigns said...

I love it!! Here in Houston I have a "hurricane box" that is the easy to grab holder of all our important papers... I think it definitely needs a facelift now... and personalized boxes for my kids' junk they each seem to carry back & forth each car trip... sooo many possibilities :)

THANKS!

Purple Pizzazz said...

That's so cute, what a great idea!! Pretty and practical, cant' beat that.

Maureen Reiss said...

Super cute!! Great idea!! TFS

Karelj said...

What a wonderfully creative way to solve a problem! I love the bright colors! I've left you a little something on my blog-hop over in a bit to see what it is! Thanks for having such a fun blog! karelj at http://karelj.blogspot.com

flowerdisco said...

NICE--very Nice--!!

Kristen said...

It's adorable! Thanks for sharing with us!

Victoria said...

So cute! I will have to do something similar. I definitely need to organize all the new stuff from Christmas!

barbara said...

this came out great. Did you use mod podge to glue the paper down and did you have to do a lot of sanding? Barbara

*Star said...

That turned out so stinkin' cute!!!
Tfs and have a great day. :)

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Pretty box!

AJoy said...

Pretty!

Karen said...

Hey Karlee, I can bet that they won't miss that box!! Cute

GreenScrap said...

Cute!! Love the color combination!! TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Sparksgal said...

Too cute!! Love the color combo! :)

Kathy said...

Way to Go! I know the girls in the office will appreciate this.
Kathy
mskathywmu4 At cox dot net

eileen said...

I love it! I need some of them for my scraproom. Sometimes the smaller boxes are just not big enough.

Kerri said...

Awesome job Karlee!

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Kimberli said...

Good thinking, I love the colors!!

Beckie W said...

Karlee thansk for sharing...I never would remember to use paper with wood using mod podge!!

Sandra Konrad said...

I love what you did and the your right the color combo is great. I will have to steal this idea.

Crystal said...

very cute

CA Scrapper said...

What a great idea Karlee, I love the colors you used. Hope this keeps you organized.

Quip1320 said...

That turned out adorable! I love those colors...especially the green! ;)

cardchick said...

very cute!!!! it turn out fabulous....... and the color combo is fantastic too!!!!!!

JennN said...

wow that looks amazing! love the colours!

created2bunique said...

Very cute box!!!

motherto3girls said...

Karlee,

That is such a cute box, your so creative. Thanks for sharing.

bbcairlets said...

Love it! You rock! Come decorate my studio? Just kiddin, lol!

The Purple Scrapbooker said...

Great idea! I Love the color!! This would be a cute idea for all my son's paper work from school. He's in kindergarten and brings home TON of papers everyday. Thanks for the great idea!

Christina said...

Karlee,

That is awesome. I absolutely love the colors. You did a great job!!!!

sweetlilscrapper said...

that is super awesome!!

Anonymous said...

Cute idea!

Anonymous said...

Karlee, FANTASTIC job! What a creative idea. Thanks for sharing. =)

-Samantha

Lisa said...

Awesome, great job. Anything to make our lives easier huh? LOL

Sherrie K. said...

Great idea Karlee...it is sure to work!! Love your colors...polka dot, gotta love it!
Sherrie K.
jskoning@msn.com

Kim. said...

This looks great Karlee, love the colour scheme too.
Kim xXx

kate said...

cute love open boxes I need to see everything too

L said...

This is so awesome!! I wish I was that creative.

Dawn said...

I love it!

~Dawn
http://latenightscraper.blogspot.com/

jordanbev5 said...

I loved it, and I don't think they will miss that it is for you!! Don't you just love an excuse to make something fun to help organize things? And I so love Hobby Lobby to shop for things to alter! TFS Karlee!

Cindy Stark said...

I love this!!! I might make it for our school...our principal is looking for a "treasure" box for treats for the kids.

GREAT IDEA!!!


How much was the wooden box?

Cindy Stark said...

I love this!!! I might make it for our school...our principal is looking for a "treasure" box for treats for the kids.

GREAT IDEA!!!


How much was the wooden box?

... said...

This is Soooo wonderful. I just love it and I know your husband's office staff will too. They sure can't miss where to put your paper now...lol. Smooches

McEwens said...

so cute! i love the idea!

BAHGL said...

Oh Karlee,
I have a wooden box that is Americana theme, I didn't think I had a use for it since i am not decorating in AMericana. BUT I never thought of redoing it!! BRILLIANT YOU ARE!!!