this next set of before & afters is devoted to one of the most humble forms in design: the box. the first makeover takes on a large scale box- a shed, to be precise- and re-imagines it as something entirely more whimsical. d*s reader kelly parkins in australia sent over this shed makeover that belongs to one very creative teenager. for her 16th birthday, daisy wanted a tin shed (i love that), so her family found the most basic, affordable, flat-packed, 3mx3m shed they could find on ebay. the home’s parking space was donated as a “backyard” site for the shed (daisy’s family uses a local car-share) and the little tin shed was converted into a cool studio space for daisy using furniture and accessories sourced from local streets (including a found pub carpet & windows). and voila! daisy’s “busy box” was born and the world has no doubt found itself another budding artist with a place to be creative. thanks so much to kelly for sharing this project- it’s one of my personal favorites and it makes me so happy to think about a young girl having a special place to be creative and dream…
[have a before & after you'd like to share on d*s? just shoot me an email right here with your images!]
CLICK HERE for sherry’s file box makeover after the jump!
d*s reader sherry as also devoted to a box makeover, but on a smaller scale. she found this vintage faux bois file box at a thrift store and decided to give it a good cleaning and upgrade so she could use it in her craft studio. after priming and painting the box white, sherry attached a wooden tag spraypainted with chalkboard paint and it now houses scrapbook paper for sherry. i love how dedicated sherry way to salvaging this box- and that she found a new life for it in her home. well done, sherry!