I have been itching to finish up some details in My Youngest Daughter's Room, since posting the first pictures. Why is that you look at a room and think everything looks nice until you see a picture of it. That is what happened to me after I posted the first pictures. I knew I still had a few things to do, but I had no idea how flat it would look once photographed. Well, I learned my lesson from now on I will be taking pictures first and then deciding if I like a room. So the first phase is to finish up her shelves. I was happy with the art and the few thing that we had on them, but knew we needed more storage boxes ( she is the kid who collects everything ). So I looked around the house and found one pretty blue box with a handle that would look great as is. But I needed more, this required a trip to the recently cleaned out storage room. I hit the jackpot, I had forgotten about three nesting boxes that have already been used several different places but were currently in retirement. I also found two sturdy shoe boxes.
After a quick gathering of scrapbook paper and Mod Podge I was ready to begin.
I started by cutting the paper to fit the height of the box sides. Applied the Mod Podge and attached the paper.
Wrapping the paper around the corners to make sure it was all covered.
These are the nesting boxes, They started life as 4th of july decorations in red white and blue, I repainted them light blue last year to use in the kitchen before the remodel. Here is what they look like today.
The blue box that was perfect already and the shoe boxes turned out great also.
Now she has plenty of room for every card she has ever gotten, rocks, plastic dogs, bouncy balls, sea shells, fake flowers, ribbons and so on and so on.
After watching me, she wanted in on the action. I cut out two C's out of cardboard and one out of scrapbook paper.
I stacked the two cardboard ones on top of one another and taped them together, so It would be thicker.
Next, I taped over the edges so you wouldn't see the cardboard.
Finally, she got her hands on it.
She painted the whole thing with pink craft paint. Notice that holding your tongue just right helps get the job done.
After all the paint was dry she COVERED it with Mod Podge and place the paper C on top. We added a flower from her collection and a ribbon and it was good to go.
She loves it and is very proud of herself.
Next up will be spray paint transformations.