today’s first before & after project comes from d*s reader miriam. for ages miriam been on the hunt for a toy chest and finally found this old military footlocker at a thrift store for $3. “grossed out” by the state (and smell!) of it, miriam ultimately decided she “wasn’t going to let [her] kids anywhere NEAR it!” so she measured the old footlocker and skipped down to her local home depot to buy some sheets of plywood. so, with some wood glue, a nail gun, hinges, and a little elbow grease miriam made her own trunk! she sanded and painted the inside, used quilt batting as padding, and a sturdy duck cloth for the upholstery. and then- for a little extra kick, she stenciled on a pattern from lena corwin’s printing by hand book. the total cost of the project (including the wasted footlocker): $30. great work, miriam!
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this simple but fun before & after comes from blair at delight by design. she decided to make an impromptu calling card board out of corks and some awkward shelves in her kitchen. the wine corks fit perfectly and made for a quick calling board that wouldn’t damage the wooden shelves underneath. great work, blair!