April 10, 2012

Handy Wood Bins

Micheal's recently had a three pack of wooden bins on sale and I picked up a set thinking it was just what I needed to organize a few things around my kitchen.


The largest bin I had a most fun with.
 

First I gave it the same painting and scraping technique I used here.  Next, I stenciled on a few numbers since I'm always looking for ways to add numbers or letters to my home.

The result is a  box that looks like it's been a round for a long time and well loved.

I added two simple jar candles and then filled in around them with small white flowers and green and white berries.  Whatever I could find in my stash of floral supplies.

Placed on the dinning room table, it's the perfect spring centerpiece.
The smallest of the bins was simply painted red and then slightly distressed.

It adds a the prefect pop of color on my counters and pulls double duty corralling small items like salt, pepper and cinnamon/sugar.  Plus I love how simple it's made getting everything to the dinning table come dinner time.  Simply pick the whole thing up and plop it on the table - no more thinking about what we may or may not need.
The middle sized bin was also pulled into kitchen duty on the other side of the room.

After a quick coat of white paint, a slight distressing and the addition of a chalkboard label - - it now keeps our phone charger neatly under control.  Even has plenty of room to hold small items like seeds and peat pots neatly stacked until I have time to plant them.

I'm thinking I may go back and pick up some more bins to help organize the girls stuff in the bathroom.

Hope you have a lovely day,

27 comments:

  1. absolutely adore them! isn't it wonderful how an array of clutter can actually be contained and made cute by plopping them in a tray or a bin like this? pretty finishes! xo

    www.NorthernCottage.net

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  2. Wow! Great job, Robin. I especially love the idea of the phone box. Great solution! Much love, Lisa

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  3. Oh, I really like these! :) I may have to get to michaels. I love what you did to them to spruce them up! :)

    Jodi

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  4. Wow, those all look so different than they were in the original state. I need to get one for my phone chargers and stuff. We're being strangled by charging cords around here.

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  5. Gosh, those bins are great! I need to go check out Michaels for those! Talk about 100 uses!

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  6. Love, Love, Love the bins...they turned out great!

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  7. You certainly took those boxes from ordinary to fabulous! ~ Maureen

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  8. Well, aren't you full of good ideas! Maybe I need one or two of those. It always seems like my counters are such a mess :)

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  9. I'm so impressed with your creativity. I would have just passed the bins by not knowing what I would do with them. I absolutely love the distressed white one with the numbers and it looks great with the candles and flowers. I am looking forward to seeing more of your great ideas as a new follower.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

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  10. They have come up a treat. You have done a wonderful job. Thanks for sharing. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

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  11. Love what you did with these bins, Robin. I think I need to take a trip to Michael's to get some myself. Want to do the same sort of thing for my new farmhouse table (which hasn't arrived yet).

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  12. You were lucky to find the bins and they were lucky you found them, and I like your creativeness in using them. Love the basket with eggs inside. I also love the blue bench you are using for a table. Thank you for stopping by my blog and liking my foyer. I think you blog is cute and will stop by.

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  13. Wow! I really like these. I'm going to Michael's to see if they still have some.
    I love the distressed one at the top.
    I am now following you. Will you stop by my blog as well?

    Patty
    www.nuestrasaventurasentexas.com
    Our adventures in big ole Texas

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  14. Robin, You have found some really brilliant uses for the boxes, they are gorgeous now! All of them. I am going to go to Michaels' and see if they have those here in Canada. Doubtful, but it's worth a try.
    Have a wonderful day,
    Hugs, Cindy

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  15. Those turned out so cute! I love the way the large one looks on the table! I need to get to a Micheal's!

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  16. These are fantastic! I especially love your spring center piece....looks just "loved" enough and the numbers are such a charming touch!

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  17. I love how you took something so simple, and made it look all pretty and vintage. Your centerpiece is so nice!!! Great bins!

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  18. Hi Robin!
    What a wonderful idea and I love what you did to the boxes to make them 'your own'. We seldom go into the city but I think next time we do I'm going to take a little trip over to Michael's to see what they have...it's been a long time since I was there. Thanks for stopping by...it's always nice to 'see' you. I hope you have a lovely sunny and warm Friday.
    Maura :)

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  19. All three bins look so great! I love that you used a different fun finish on each one. Storage that is practical and still beautiful always has a special place in my heart!

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  20. Robin those turned out great! I really love the one on your dining room table! Thanx for joining THT.

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  21. I love these bins! I'll be making a trip to Michaels to see if they still have some. Mimi

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  22. You have such great talent and creativity. They turned out fabulous.

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  23. You definitely got good use from that sale, Robin! I love each one and how you painted them. I think the big one is my favorite!

    Visiting from Vintage Inspiration Friday : )

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  24. Cute!!! I hope you'll link this up at Cowgirl Up! tonight.
    ♥Linsey

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  25. Wow, I love all three and never would have guessed that they started as unfinished bins from Michaels! I have to find out more about your paint technique because it's exactly the finish I gravitate towards when I shop for decor accessories.

    Lovely!

    Claire @ alittlesomethinginthemeantime.blogspot.com

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