Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A New Day! A New Project!

This is my latest project. I have no clue as to why I latch onto certain projects and go at them with a vengeance, but this has been one of those projects.While visiting the auction this past week end, they offered this box. No one was interested.I got it for 50 cents. Rest assured ,it did not look like it does now in it's present state.(I can never remember to take a "before" picture of my projects.)I decided to see what I could do with the box. I had been to one of the consignment shops, or perhaps a yard sale, and saw some quaint wooden boxes that caught my eye. I figured I would try my hand at making one similar,but ended up using up a few pieces of cans of varnish/stain instead. The boxes I had seen were stained, but not varnished.I think they were black or brown. Some drab color. Most of the Primitive wood crafts are very plain and simple.I suppose that's why they're called Primitive.Pop and I went to the basement to drink our morning coffee while I continued to work on my box.I knew the question was coming. I just didn't know when. Then it came out. "What are you going to do with that box?"I have no idea. I thought it might be a good "catch all" for magazines,crafts in progress,toys.The list is endless.Everyone can use an extra "catch all".It's neat.It's quaint. It's functional.I'll bet if I get tired of it, I can take it back to the auction and get at least $5. for it.


  1. I think that is a cool kind of box. Make sure you post the "after" pics!

  2. I really like the looks of it sawn - I could easily see using it for a wood box for small pieces of kindling and cooking pieces of wood. I like how it turned out. Good job for $0.50! Take care, from central KY.

  3. now just make a fabric covered padded lid to sit on top and youve got an ottoman