Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Upstairs Landing

For a long while, this space up in our stairway was empty and I just couldn't figure out what would work in this area.
That is, until now...

This area is still a work in progress, but it is coming along nicely I think!

I added the green lamp which was originally in our dining room on our buffet table and the green covered boxes are cardboard boxes from Office Depot.
They were $1.80 each so I recovered them in green packing paper and will add some fabric and twine to them later to jazz them up a bit.

 The boxes are 9" all around and hold my teaching books (I say teaching books because they were in my classroom library when I taught 3rd and 4th grade). Notice the inside isn't all prettied up, but it doesn't matter because no one will see the inside unless they grab a book. :)

So if you ever need good storage for books or things, cardboard boxes from Office Depot are a cheap purchase and can always be jazzed up to fit your home decor.

Thanks for stopping by and I will be back to show you the finished look of the boxes.


  1. Love that lamp! All my teaching novels are stored in my garage now... now sure what I will do with them now that I teach K/1. Guess I will save them till my kids are old enough to read them? Thanks for sharing your cute space,
    Krista @thehappyhousie

  2. What a great idea to upcycle plain cardboard boxed.... Way to be resourceful!!

    An outstanding party once again! We really appreciate all of your hard work….
    Have a happy Monday…. :)

    hugs x
    Crystelle Boutique


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