Saturday, September 11, 2010

Remote Box

Good Afternoon and Happy Saturday!

My morning was filled with running errands, walking the dog, cooking lunch, etc. but I did take some time to do some crafting.

Now there are many who have done this project, I am not claiming to be an original but a lot of the inspiration came from Megan at A Little Knick Knack.

I found this box at Good Will for $1.49 and I couldn't resist trying out the project.

Simple and I love that no one wrote on it or stuck stickers on it so all I had to do was sand down some ruff edges and prime it then spray paint it.

I found some wood embelishments at Micheals (thanks for the tip Megan) and used wood glue to attach it. Then spray painted it and then sanded it to distress it.

I have never done distressing with a wood stain so I figured that this project was the right one to try it out on. I purchased my wood stain at Walmart and used a sponge brush and stained and wiped until I got my desired look.

I am in love with distressing with a wood stain! I love it and I think it made the project!


Now it sits above our DVD's and stores our remotes for us!

Love it!

Also check out my side bar for fantastic link parties I am joining today!



  1. That was a great find. These can be used in so many ways and you did a great job. It looks great!

  2. What a great find, I've been looking for one of these when I go to the thrift stores. No luck yet!!

  3. It does look pretty wonderful. Heh.

    Amy, I can't respond to your comments because your comment thingy is set to "no-reply." Grrr. But, they have a Hobby Lobby in Rochester and yes, I did drive all the way down there to do some shoppin'. If you're ever interested in a road trip, let me know! We'll go hit the HL together. :)

    Hope you are feeling better! Let's do the pumpkin crafts this week!

  4. Oh! How cute is that?! I love little boxes or baskets that are cute and have a function too--the distressed wood is totally my style. Wonderful job (:
    Stopping by from Between Naps on the Porch

  5. Really cute idea. I love the way it resembles an old tool box.

    This project, or something like it, would be a great one to link to my Time Travel linky party. The link goes up Wednesday night.

    As a matter of fact, I would love to have you join me for one, or all three, of my parties each week.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  6. What a great GW find...your makeover looks outstanding! Thanks for sharing it at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS party!


  7. What a great transformation. I love it!

    Thanks for linking to Transform Tuesday!!

  8. good idea - I have one very similar that I got for $1.06 at goodwill....might copycat your idea...thanks for sharing.