Thursday, April 4, 2013

Renewed, Upcycled, Recycled , Cube Footstool

I can't even begin to tell you how long I've wanted to do this sort of project.
Let us hear the story of how it came to be...
 
So Derek and the two older boys went on a men & boys camping trip this last weekend.
Fun for them, fun for me.
Now those of you who have been around for a while will remember I have a third son.
My in laws (who are awesome btw) called and asked if they could keep him for the day.
I may have interrupted them before they finished asking with a hearty yes!
 
I love my kids.
I do.
But in the back of my mind I've been wishing for a trip to HomeGoods.
I wanted it to be the kind of trip that memories are made of.
But not the kind where memories must be paid for because they were accidentally broken.
 
I browsed through HomeGoods at my leisure.
I. looked. At. Everything.
Twice.
At the end of my browsing then I set one measly item on the counter and asked if they could mark it down even more for me since the lid was missing.
They did.
Nice people those HomeGooders.


I rushed home with my burn-your-eyeballs-pink-cube.
I yanked out my burlap coffee bag that I had been hoarding for just such a moment.
(Not sure who I was hoarding it from? Perhaps myself?)
I realized as I lovingly draped my coffee friend over the pink cube that the pink cube was still showing through.
I ran outside with my pink cube and quickly sprayed it down with some black spray paint.
Then I went to stapling....
 
 
 
The lid was next.
Not very exciting.
I cut.
I screwed my planks to another piece of wood.
I stained.
I stuffed.
I stapled.
I banged tacks around it. 


 
And I was happy.
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10 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

LOVE the tacks around it! very cool!

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I can see why you were happy. I love it- absolutely love it! It looks amazing- xo Diana

Exploding With Smiles said...

ok if you end up selling that when your tired of it I want first dibs

charlottekady said...

what a great post! love all the details down to "homegooders". such ideas...one day i too will be inspiring!! : ) love your blog.

Amber Koogler said...

Omg. Proof you can make anything amazing! Thank you for sharing and inspiring me! Love your blog!
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Christine Vandormolen said...

wow...what a difference....great job

Lana M. said...

Who would've thunk it? Not me, I would never have gotten past that pink color. You are amazing!

THREE MANGO SEEDS said...

Very cool! Great job Jillian xoxo

Julia Klimek said...

I love it and I love the tacks! I have a little cube that I need to redo... thanks for the idea!

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