Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Whoomp! There It Is!

When Mom comes to visit she usually insists on helping with a project. This time she only got as far as the funding. (Thanks Mom.) She paid for the supplies but the trip was just too short. So I did it myself the very next day.

I bought this gem of a toy box at a garage sale last summer for $2.

After a little spray paint and piecing together some pillows...BAM!
I'm especially pleased with the green and white chevron patterned pillow. My intentions were not to piece the pillows, but I couldn't find fabric I liked so I decided to take matters into my own hands.

Do you love it as much as me? I use it as a drop box for shoes and backpacks so they don't clutter my kitchen floor. (Theoretically.)

17 comments:

Genn said...

Wow! What a steal, for two dollars!! I love it. That looks so nice. Love love love the pillows you made too. It looks great.

Kelly said...

I have that same toy box!! It was mine as a little girl and it is in Celeste's room now- just can't part with it! I have been thinking of spray painting it - but didn't have the nerve...I so will after seeing yours!! Love that you made yours useful- ours just holds crap toys I don't want to see!! I just spray painted a headboard for her room that Delinda gave me years ago- purple, perhaps the toy box could match!! I love the pillows, too, by the way!!

The drama known as Greens.... said...

Too cute! Love it!

utmomof 5 said...

LOVE IT!!!!!!!

Traci Elizabeth said...

I think I may even love it more than you! I LOOOOOVE it. Like, I want it in my house, kind of love.

great job katie..i wish i had your made sewing skills!

Lauri said...

Your mom is so nice! (but she really should have helped you with it rather than made you do it!)

Kipn n' Sarah said...

Turned out AMAZING!!!! LOVE the pillows!!!!

Jen said...

What a steal! I love it!!!

Tammy said...

You didn't want to keep the little blue birds and heart detailing on the toy box? joking. $2. Nice one. Love the green and white pillow. You crafty thing, you!

Linda said...

What a great buy...great job! I love the pillows..I love everything!

Autumn said...

Awesome!! I love the blue color!! And the pillows are great too!!!

mj said...

LOVE IT!!! I love projects Katie. Sometimes I feel like if we lived by each other we would be project buddies. ACTUALLY I'm sure about that.

Natalie said...

wow. i'm not even going to post my latest recylcling project now. I'm going out to get more spray paint!

The Cochran Family said...

You Rock! You really do!! I love the fabrics you chose for the pillows too! Great, great, great! Isn't redoing something way more fun and furfilling than buying something unoriginal and new! :) BTW I'm back to blogging....hopefully to stay! You inspire me! and thanks soooo much again for the beautiful dress and matching playcube!! I love showing it off!

Heidi said...

LOVE it! well done katie! I am a bit jealous of you making your own pillows though. You are one crafty lady!

Whipple said...

Great project, don't you just love paint!

dana said...

ooo. i love how you did yours!
and yes, I'm glad people sent me some links to chevron prints. Looks like Premier prints is the best place:
http://www.premierprintsfabric.com/zzg.shtml