I buy a magazine or two every month and so you can imagine how much I’ve accumulated by now. And while most of them are in our bookshelf cabinet, I’d like to keep a few recent issues within reach. I usually read in the bathroom (oops! it’s relaxing hey! I know some of you do that too!) so I wanted a box near the bathroom entrance that can hold my magazines. Cheapo moi, I did two more versions of my chopstick box. One for my magazines and one for Bryce’s Kumon worksheets. For instructions on how to make one, you can read here.
This time, I spray painted the two boxes. I didn’t bother sanding or even priming them because I was too lazy. But on a good day, I probably would. Then I just simply glued a piece of scrap fabric on top to cover the jagged edges. I want my boxes labeled so I glued a piece of cork board (another scrap) so I can just pin the label and change it anytime I want to. Ok, honestly, my fabric was a bit short so the cork board was the perfect cover up solution. Hehe!
By the way, I’m not being paid to promote CondoLiving but I love it anyway. If you have a tiny house, you can find a lot of ideas here. So you don’t necessarily have to be a condo unit owner to appreciate the mag.
And this is Bryce’s box. I initially planned to have the two for me since I already did a box for his worksheets but when he saw the boxes, he wanted one. How can a good mother say no? Haha! That was felt that I glued on top and notice my attempt to do an “ombre”. I gently and quickly sprayed white paint at the bottom after the blue paint has dried.
Have you tried creating your own chopstick box? Feel free to share and I’ll gladly post your version on my blog.