Box Tops {Lidded Storage Boxes}

But not the box tops for education.  Instead, building tops for these $3 boxes from Target’s dollar spot.  These plain wood boxes are the perfect size for Handy Sammy’s bookshelf/nightstand storage.  But I wanted lids to hide everything inside.  So I looked in the garage and found a scrap of 1/4 inch MDF that was slightly larger than my box.  In a word, perfect.

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I measured the outside of the box and the inside.

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And cut four pieces.  One piece the same size as the outside, and another 1/4 inch smaller than the inside, for both boxes.  Plenty of wood glue to attach the two pieces and wait for it to dry.

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Then I started painting.  I’m a rebel and skipped primer, but it would help.  And sand the boxes quickly.  I wanted something similar to these lacquer boxes, so I covered the edges with gold craft paint.

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After the gold dried, I marked off 1/4 inch on all sides, then taped off the corners.

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Mysterious blue paint and primer left over from the mini dresser covered nicely.

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I still want to spray the boxes for a smoother, glossy finish, but I love how they look.

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To make it easier on myself, I painted the inside of the boxes blue and the covers all gold.

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As we tackle projects for the guest room, I’m getting more antsy to finish it.  Because I want to see everything together.  If you’ve got a tray you’d like to cover, this was as easy as two cuts.  What do you think?  Are you willing to give it a try?  Or have you done something similar?

8 thoughts on “Box Tops {Lidded Storage Boxes}

  1. I saw those boxes just the other day and turned to my husband and said, “Now, I can do *something* to these boxes!”

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