June 13, 2011

{ A Little Makeover }

I stopped by our thrift store the other day just to see if I would have any luck.
This particular thrift store hasn't been good to me.
I almost never come out with anything & this time was no different, really.
But, I had Boo, my 5 year old little girl, with me & she spotted this little metal box.
I opened it up & it had it's original dividers & 3x5 cards in it.
Boo wanted it & since it was only 99 cents we purchased it.

I, actually, liked it in it's original condition, but since it was for Boo, I thought I should spruce it up for her.

I spray painted it yellow & made new dividers using cardstock that I had on hand.
Since it was a nice warm day for quick paint drying, it took a total of about 15 minutes from start to finish.

Boo loves her little box & shows it to everyone.

I wasn't sure what she wanted to do with it, but I got to thinking that she looooves to color.
So I bought a package of 3x5 cards & she's been coloring like there's no tomorrow.
She's so excited to have so many little papers to use.

Her drawings are divided as follows {so far}:
jungle animals
sea animals
farm animals

We have one more week of school.
I am so excited for summer our summer to begin!


Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

It turned out so cute and will make all those endless pictures easy to contain! You both win!

corners of my life said...

How fun to see her following in her mother's crafty footsteps.

Diana said...

That's adorable! I'm a sucker for cute little boxes and pretty paper, too.

Mary Ann Pickett said...

Really cute...love the index cards too.