Monday, August 11, 2008

swatch storage


i created a place to hang our coats and store our shoes...but, what about the piles of hats, scarves and ever multiplying supply of canvas bags (you know, the ones that you buy for the grocery store but inevidably end up forgetting and having to buy more and then before you know it you wonder why you have so many of these damn bags!)...

so, i created a little storage for all that stuff and managed to hide my washer and dryer a bit from the outside world at the same time - my laundry is in my entrance way.
this storage is my 'signature' white box. yes, i know, i love white boxes! for this one i added a series of 1/2" holes that i placed paint swatches behind to get a gradient look. i added one row of black swatches to help blend in with my big black tree hook.

i hung the whole thing from the ceiling using hooks and threaded 3" stove bolts to hang the boxes from each other.


3 comments:

Kirby3131 said...

That is sooooo cool! I love the paint swatch idea, too. When I first saw the pictures, I thought you had placed magnets on the other side of the boxes and stuck them to the W/D with the magnets. I like the idea of hanging them, too.

Anonymous said...

another great idea

Brookelynn said...

The paint swatch gradient is BRILLIANT!