I am always so excited when I find a use for old scraps that I
hoard save. I want to immediately run to my Hubby and show him what I did with them when I do. “See, I knew I would use that!!”
Amazing friends, I have a super cute little project to share today that I made from…you guessed it, scraps!
Remember when I redid my coffee table? It had these curvy pieces on the sides:
I replaced them with straight pieces instead for a cleaner look:
See more of that makeover HERE.
I knew I would find a use for those curvy pieces eventually, and I did!
They were perfect for the sides of this little tote!
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I cut the curvy pieces down a bit and then cut two end pieces from scrap wood I had in the garage:
I found an old chair spindle for the handle. Then I cut another one of the thin boards I had purchased to use as board and batten for the boys’ bathroom (I had a few left over) to use for the bottom:
I used my sliding miter saw to cut everything.
I painted the tote in Bit of Sugar by Behr that I made into DIY chalk paint. (Recipe HERE.) I actually painted and waxed the insides of the tote before assembling to make it easier. And I used my Minwax staining cloths to stain the bottom pieces. I also stained the freshly cut end pieces of the tote before painting so that when I sanded, the darker stain would show through instead of new wood.
I added this knob and back plate from Hobby Lobby to the front for a little interest…
I chose to leave the bottom slats stained for contrast.
You just never know what things can become! And my Hubby doesn’t even ask why I save what anymore!
I’ll be back on Thursday sharing my boys’ bathroom. Here’s a reminder of what it looked like when we first moved in:
Looks a whole lot different now!
No need to wait! See how the boys’ bathroom turned out HERE now!
See ya Thursday! 🙂
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