>> Monday, April 5, 2010
I've been wanting one of those vintage printer's trays you see at consignment shops and on eBay for ages now but could never come to terms with the hefty price tag. Then at Christmas time I was in the Dollar Tree (crafter heaven!) and I found these small pine display boxes. They measure just about 7 inches square, so I got to thinking that if I bought a few of them and put them together, I'd have a pretty good replica for a fraction of the price. So I tacked them together with a few nails
scraped them, dinged them and otherwise marked them up to "age" the wood. Then gave them two coats of a dark cherry stain to match the shadow boxes I made last week. Finally, I filled the cubbies up with all sorts of little treasures from the sea. Beachy chic for $4.28, not bad!
(yes, the boys are playing Call of Duty on the TV, sorry about that!)