Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Library Book Box

When I was younger, we had a weathered old crate aptly named the 'Library Book Box' to keep our substantial stack of borrowed books in. Since Olivia has discovered that books are good teething material (ewww) I figured we needed a Library Book Box of our own.  Luckily, Michael's was clearing out their crates, and coupled with the online 50% off coupon, I got a crate for a pretty good deal.  Of course it was boring, but that's easily remedied!  A splash of antiquing vinegar solution (described here in a bit more detail) and some transferred letters (explanation of that process in the same link) and we have a lovely vintageish crate to store our library books in! I didn't go over the transferred letters with paint this time, so they look a bit more weathered than the Roald Dahl sign.  Here's a close up:


  1. I spent $0.25 on the old Library Book Box. Olivia, your mother thought books were eating material too!

  2. I love this! We have a designated library book shelf, but i like this much more! I would love you to link this up with Creative Me Monday, and any other projects you'd like! It's open all week and the link is:


    Hope to see you there!


  3. Linked! Thanks for the invite :)

  4. Excellent idea!! I'm always misplacing library books somewhere within the hundreds of books we own. This is a must have in my house.

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  5. p.s. I would love it if you would share this at my linky party starting in a couple of hours.



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