Tuesday, March 12, 2013

::Cheap and Easy...

Just the way I like my craft projects! 

I'm working on getting a new "office-desk area" for myself. I want it to be fun and creative...not just functional. 
But ...let's face...it does need to be a bit more functional too!

Last week ,while out thrifting, I came across two ORANGE file boxes. 
The orange caught my eye; but not in a 'hey, I'm cute and orange buy me", kind of way.
 More like a warning: "safety  orange ,don't shoot!!",  kind of way.

Anyway-- I don't want to spend a lot of money on it either; so...
 they were cheap and I bought them. 

Brought them home and ... 

Now look at them, aren't they cute? 

I just used some Ooops! Paint that I had bought previously and this small sample jar, that I bought Saturday, was also Ooops! paint...only $1 at Lowes.

Painted it on, picked a pattern and went with it! 
Free style all the way. :) 

Pretty simple and VERY cheap. 

I'm linking this up to 

Therefore do not walk as unwise men, but as wise, making the most of your time, for the days are evil. ~Ephesians 5:15-16~ 



Robyn said...

Hey these came out awesome!!!.. I will be redoing my own office room in my home soon too and I am pining all these great ideas I see. This is one of them! Good job! :)

Kristina said...

I wish I had room for stuff like that on my desk. Great way to hold magazines, files, etc.

dl@frugalhacks.com said...

Pat, your ideas are always an inspiration! I have never conidered "oops" paint for anything other than walls or furniture. You have opened up some "doors" in my thinking.

Diane said...

Great job! I bought some old magazine files like that at a library sale years ago and painted them. Of course now that industrial look is in-- shoulda left them alone!!

Art and Sand said...

Okay, you got me - what is Oops! paint?

Great job on those files!

My Repurposed Life said...

love what you did with those file boxes! you did a super job with the swirls...
very thrifty!

Revi said...

Good idea! I also love Lowe's oops paint. :)

The Boston Lady said...

Love it Pat! Although I thought for sure you would stick with the orange. But I like what you did better. Ann

Debbie @DewdropGables said...

It looks great! I thought you stenciled it, then realized you are talented! Great job!
Debbie :)