Thursday, June 17, 2010

Photo Box to Mail Box

I found this practically perfect in every way (think Mary Poppins) photo box at Value Village the other day. I mean, there are literally BARELY any blemishes at all, and I love the colour of it already!! It's hard to tell in the picture, but it's kind of pearly white. Dontcha love that? When you find something that barely needs a change? To top it off, it was from Hallmark - so it probably cost somewhere in the range of $20 or more originally...I got it for $3.99!

Of course, I wanted to change something about it - after all, it was missing the hanging photo thingy (for lack of a better word).

I thought, hmmmm....mail. I don't really have a place to put incoming mail in the new house (I have always put it in a basket) but this might just be a cuter way to do it! lol! And who wouldn't love a cute thing to put all those nasty bills in? ;)

All I did was remove the original pictures, and trace them out on a piece of scrapbook paper (I chose green, one of the colours I am decorating with).

I then opened up SCAL and wrote out 'Mail' in the font I just love...Coventry Garden. It's the same font I used for my Floating Frame. I also found some lovely dingbats and made two of them (love them things!) and proceeded to cut them all out.

After cutting, I applied them to the paper - not to the glass because I might want to change it out and use it for something else one day - and voila!! A cute little place to drop your mail!

I'm thinking I might distress the edges a little...but I am keeping it this colour (for now, anyway), and can't wait (funny as it may sound) to put some mail in it in our new house!

Linking up to these parties this week!!

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  1. What a neat idea Elizabeth, love it and such a neat idea!


  2. That looks amazing! I'm hosting We're Organized Wednesday link party and would love for you to join if you get the chance.

  3. That's so cute! What a great idea!

  4. Thanks for sharing this at We're Organized Wednesday. Have a great day!

  5. Oh my goodness...I love this!


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