From the Archives
Author's note: This is part of a new series of articles for four Saturday this rainy (in this part of the world) season. Here, we will be re-blogging archived DIYs posted on the first Kaeratana blog from days of yore and dedicating them to our lovely new friends. This particular post was first published on 25th November 2013. Happy reminiscing!
Today I finished my white, rustic storage crates.
I got half a dozen of these wastebaskets* in dark brown from one of my favorite home stores but thought they were too perfect for storage to use them all as scratch paper bins. Like 90% of my inclinations, I opted for a black and white look and this time with a rustic touch, so I painted the baskets/boxes white for this DIY storage project. I then applied stenciled numbers into them. Each of the numbers corresponds to an entry in my master catalogue (yes, I have my own version of a Dewey Decimal System for everything in my house.)
If you're not just a big fan of painting or you don't have store-bought stencils, to mark the boxes with the numbers, there are a few other methods you can choose from.
You can also use ready-made monogram stickers, cut-out chipboards or simply scratch transfer using newsprint and a Sharpie. In fact, you can completely forget about numbers and opt for letters to stand for something instead, or one-word labels, icons or images... even perhaps a combination of any or all. In the world of customization, we all know the possibilities are endless.
*Wastebaskets, Living Well Homestore, The Podium. PHP 280.00 (US$ 6.35).
*Save the Date clear stamp set by Glitz It Now, Living Well Homestore, The Podium. PHP 350.00 (US$ 8.00).