Thursday, November 3, 2011

Hat Box Storage

        These were once upon a time plain old card board hat boxes I purchased at Hobby Lobby.... This is a Flashback.  I bought these hat boxes because my husband had has a bad habit of emptying his pockets in the cubby on his side of the bed which would of course cause a pile of junk on his side of the I was going to decorate them to match our bedroom and put a few on each side of our bed so we could put out odds and ends out of sight!

  (I'm so sorry these pictures are sideways....I didn't realize they needed to be flipped and my picture situation is complicated right now....lets just say I really need a new computer and hope to score one very soon!)

Our bedroom decor is black and white circles....obviously!  :)  These boxes work fabulously!

Along with all my husbands pocket lint....he has these trimmers and the mess of pieces that go with with the tall hat box I cut out the bottom so we could just place the hat box over the trimmers to hide them!  It works long as Gregory doesn't get into them!

Since this is a flashback, I regret that I do not have step by step pictures....but it's pretty easy.  I just used craft paint to paint them.  I painted the base color first...the above are black on the lid and white on the box.  I used circular sponges to make some of the circles and other circles I made using a compass to draw the circle b/c freehand is not something I'm very good at.

They serve their purpose...they hide our clutter!

Inspired by Mike's bad habit

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  1. I like this idea. My husband does the same thing. I swear we have so many unimportant receipts on our dresser that I want to cry.

  2. Very clever idea! I was thinking that he would never take the lids off and put stuff away... but you had that all figured out!

    Thanks for sharing at my party!

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

  3. Oh believe me...he still doesn't use them like I would like him to but they do hide the trimmers which is a huge plus and they look great in the bedroom!