Do you have a paper drawer? I have a friend who loves all things paper. Stationery, greeting cards, journals, cocktail napkins … you name it. She named her business, The Paper Drawer. Perfect!
I, too, have a “thing” for pretty paper. I suspect some of you do, too! Several years ago when I began packing to move my paper “collection” into our newly-renovated old house, I realized that it had gotten a bit out of hand and needed to be contained. Fortunately, the previous owners had left behind a small trunk that was exactly what I needed. UNfortunately, however, it was UGLY. I don’t have a picture of the “before,” but it looked a whole lot like this…
One day I had the bright (and frugal/cheap) idea of using leftover tissue paper and Mod Podge to cover it. Now it looks like this … sitting on top of two “extra” chairs so it’s an easy height to access.
In the bottom are “boring” things like cardstock and blank envelopes…
but the lift-out tray that sits on top contains all of my notecards and notepads. They’re so easy to get to except when I stack things on top of the trunk, which I often do, but I’m working on that …
It was a super easy project. Just clean the surface and let dry. Then paint on Mod Podge (I used a foam brush), crush sheets of tissue paper then unfold and lay on top of the glue. Add more Mod Podge on top and let dry. Be sure to do a better job than I did with the X-acto knife when you cut the paper away from the hardware. I was in a hurry!
What about you? Do you have a “thing” for paper, too?
Have you been busy making Valentines this week? (Thank you to the “more” of you who’ve told me you’re making Valentines for the girls at Hope!)
Where do you store your pretty papers?
I hope you all have a wonderful week! I’ll be sending sweet Valentine wishes … from My Place to Yours.
Joining Mosaic Monday at Little Red House and Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch