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Monday, February 21, 2011

Book page Mod Podge boxes for desk storage

For the shelf above my desk I've been using a whole row of black wire baskets, which look good when they're empty but when they are full to overflowing they just look messy and unkempt. So after I Mod Podged book pages on the little cubby shelf for my desktop I decided to make some storage boxes for my desk. Here's how they came out...

I like how the Mod Podge medium actually darkens the edges of the pages, giving them a golden hue. Here's what I did....

I picked out some good sturdy boxes in various sizes, including a round box that looked like an old ice cream carton. First I glued the pages on then finished with a layer of Mod Podge and matte spray sealer. Easy peasy and CHEAP too.

There is no set plan to this project, altho when my daughter, Insanely Creative Christy, decoupages with book pages she uses smaller, neater, well trimmed pieces applied in nice designs. Me? Not so much, lol!

I used a silver pencil to give the label frames a pewter looking finish then used chalkboard paint on the labels so I could change them up.

I'm still thinking about adding gold or copper brads to the labels to give them a vintage hardware look. But I like the way these boxes turned out and the cost was mere pennies.

Here they are on the shelf above my desk, and you can see how well they go with the little book page cubby shelf and even my burlap ruffled bulletin boards which I made to cover my ugly walls. So for a bit of effort and creativity but not alot of money, I'm getting a desk/office makeover that is making me very happy.

My next project is to repaint my chair and add a french country style burlap cushion. Watch for it!

I'll be posting at Thrifty Decor Chick's Organization blog party this week, plus the others listed on my sidebar. Come join us for some creative, inspiring fun!

So cool, Santa's Gift Shoppe has added this post to her featured posts over at her Blog Hop Party! She always has such interesting stuff going on, come on over and visit. Here's the link...

What fun! I've been featured over at House of Hepworth's along with a few other really creative ladies. God check us out! Thank you, Allison, your parties are always so much fun. Here's the link. http://www.houseofhepworths.com/


  1. how cute they turned out beautiful

  2. I love the way your desk area is coming together! The boxes are awesome! I may try this with some scrapbook paper.

  3. Now that's classy chic. I love little projects that don't cost a lot but add big impact.
    So cool, girl! You need to do some pencils now with those pages and your kleenix box, too!
    Hugs- Tete

  4. I love it! I want to do this to the front of my filing cabinets!

  5. Very Nice! Dontcha just love when functional meets pretty. Great idea!

  6. Cool idea! I LOVE this. Thanks for sharing your project and inspiring me!

  7. This is great! Love the recycling part. :D

  8. I love how to turned out. Very creative and a great idea! love it and thanks for sharing. I am your new follower. You can follow me back at http://showmemama.com. Make sure you leave a comment so I know you visited.

    Have a great weekend

  9. I did something similar with pages from the phone book. I don't have a landline and I still get phone books! Good thing I like to craft.

  10. Great job, it looks so chic, I love it:-)
    Have a wonderful weekend, hugs Biljana

  11. Adorable! This is such a great look.

  12. Hi
    Just wanted to let you know that I “ Featured” you on Santa’s Gift Shoppe Blog Hop today for your great project & inspiration! Be sure to grab the “I was featured” on Santa’s Gift Shoppe Button/Code for your sidebar! You deserve it! Thanks so much..If you’re not a follower already we’d love for you to join us...Have a WONDERFUL Week!!

  13. I love these boxes! I just love to repurpose too! Great ideas to be had here! Thanks for stopping by my site! I am glad to have found yours!

  14. I'm a new follower. I love your projects. Goes to show what a little money can do. Can't wait to see more. I may be looking at your blog all night.

  15. Chalkboard paint on labels - terrific idea.
    My prayers are with you re your health issues.

  16. Hey there, coming by to thank you for taking the time to link up this great project at my link party over the weekend! I do love the vintage/rustic look the yellowing edges of the paper have. Wonderful. thx again. Deb @ dejarenew

  17. I featured you this week in my Hookin Up with HoH party!

    Feel free to stop by and grab a button. You earned it!

    ~Allison @ House of Hepworths

  18. LOVE them! :D The chalkboard labels really complete them, don't they? :D

  19. They Look Great !!!
    (I found u here http://www.houseofhepworths.com/page/3/)


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