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Decopatch Storage Box – TBT Projects

Why do I need a decopatch storage box?

Throwback Thursday

It has been such a lovely, sunny summer. Which of course means spending less time indoors. Though when we are at home, it’s made us realise things we want to change, both big and small.

For starters, getting a little more organised!

Throughout the summer we have been sorting out; and making things look more tidy – which is easier said than done when Stu and I both love STUFF! (The Funko Pop collection alone is getting a little out of hand, though it hasn’t stopped me pre-ordering another one)!

Lumiere and Cogsworth Beauty and the Beast Funko Pop figures
I can’t help it, they’re too cool!

We have some small shelves in our living room next to where I sit on the sofa, one of which used to have a plastic basket with all sorts of junk in it. Useful junk, such as 3D glasses for the cinema; glasses cleaning things for er…cleaning my glasses; odd bits of crafts I leave lying around and various pens and so on. Which is fine, but always looks a little untidy, and rooted through.

Want a look at where I craft – check out this post.

I kept saying we should just keep it all in a box, hidden away. It’s still easy enough to get to, but looks far nicer!

Decopatch Storage Box

So I bought a maché box from the craft shop and decided to take the opportunity to try something new, so I decided to buy some materials and try my hand at decopatching!

Decopatch storage box

I’ve never done this before. Though it was quite successful (if a little difficult with two cats in the house, when it came to leaving it to dry!)

I simply used PVA glue, (white glue) as opposed to Mod Podge, or decopatch glue; which would give a glossier finish; as the box is just sitting on a shelf, and I have the PVA glue in my stash.

I worked at it a little at a time, covering each side, and then going over different areas until it had the finish I wanted. And now it is in place on its shelf!

Decopatch Storage Box on shelf

I’d definitely do this again. and my corner looks so much better now!

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