Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Cover it up!

I love covering things with fabric remnants/ribbon/paint! Some of my favorite things to cover are cardboard boxes for storing things. I always check the local thrift stores for fabric and I have been quite lucky!! I have found yards of several kinds of fabric bundled together for a dollar!
Here is a cardboard box I covered with some fabric from the thrift store, it's a nice for storing toys and fits perfectly under the crib!

My baby ended up with a TON of recieving blankets, she has outgrown them all anyway so I used a few of the ones that match her bedroom to cover up..

a thrift store storage box
and some shoe boxes
I know many of you have seen these wipe cases, they were pretty fun to make and easy. I use this tutorial HERE.
The one on the top was made with thrift store fabric and the one of the bottom was made with part of a receiving blanket!

This lamp was purchased at the thrift store for 2 dollars. It was just a plain, wood lamp when I brought it home. I wish I would have taken a before picture. After a some paint, ribbon, and little wooden circles, it was a perfect fit for the nursery!

We have built ins in our master closet so instead of crowding up our bedroom with a dresser we put those built ins to good use! I could not get myself to purchase storage bins for our socks and underwears however! They are too expensive when you need 4 of them! I of course got some cardboard boxes and covered them up with fabric and old sheets. Hot glue is one of my best friends!


  1. You are quite creative! :-) I love the covered photo box idea....great for matching the decor in a nursery.

    I'm worried that my email isn't working now - HeeHee! I was able to open everything so no worries! I'll continue to try to email you throughout the weekend.

  2. I love hot glue! I use it for tons of things!

  3. I love the idea to cover things with fabric. I really would have never thought of such a thing! And yet it's so simple (that's probably why I couldn't think of it, I complicate things way too much!). I can't wait to see more things added on this blog. I need to get with it and post a few of my favorite crafts on my blog that I have had so much fun with.

  4. Very pretty! I love the colors you're using!

  5. Allie's toys are in a basket....any cute ideas for that? You are so talented!