I kind of got side tracked, when I should be making a few Christmas gifts.
But this was a quick little project.
I found this wooden box for $1.00 at the thrift store.
For a while it served as a bed for Woody.
It reminded me of this decor planter crate from Ballard Designs.
I actually think the thrift box may actually be a planter box, it has a hole in the bottom.
After I washed the box with warm, soapy water I let it dry.
I decided I didn't like the natural color of the wood, so I stained it with cherry Minwax stain.
It just darkened it a bit.
Then I added the handles on the ends. I found clearance drawer pulls at Lowe's for $2.00
To add the hardware, I just measured the hole distance, drilled the holes, and screwed the handles on.
Then I painted the text on the side.
I just use masking tape to block off the area to help keep the letters straight and to give the tops and bottoms a nice straight finish. It lets me be sloppy.
So now I don't know what to put in it. It's not very big, probably 4-5" deep.
I know it's probably stupid to make something without a definite plan, but I did.
I've thought about the fake bulbs or plants, but I don't know. It will most likely go on a console table.
So I need your help or ideas.
ANY IDEAS WHAT TO PUT IN THIS?