Sunday, February 27, 2011

Marker Keeper

I have to preface by saying that I saw something somewhere that had a similar project to this but they used small cans, it was for crayons, AND I can’t remember who it was to give credit to. :(

I didn’t want it for crayons though.  I needed a place for all the markers in my house though.  We do have crayons for Parker but us {older} kids prefer to color with markers. 

I took a 2x4 and painted it white.  I still have intentions of putting some vinyl wording on the front but since I don’t have a vinyl cutter yet – well it just isn’t happening.

Dumb, debt payoff gets in the way of all the “fun” stuff I want to buy.  I have to keep our end goal in mind though.

Back to the project…

I got small terra cotta pots and painted them in a variety of colors.  Ultimately, I wanted all of the like colors in the same pot.  I know there are browns in the black pot but  we’re just going to act like they go there.

I have a white pot too.  Don’t know what I was thinking.  No other colors will go into the white pot except, DUH, white!  So I’m thinking we have a lot of paintbrushes and watercolors and so that may end up being the home for them.

I super glued all of the pots down and so far, they aren’t going anywhere! 


I know.

I really need to work on my photography skills.  They aren’t very good :(

You know, professional bloggers say that blogs with bad photos don’t keep followers.  In actuality, they lose followers.

Hopefully you hang around even though I can’t get a Marker Keeper to look “cute” for the life of me!


MaryBerry Boutique said...

I hope your not right about the bad photos. Yikes!! i dont have good ones! Yours look great and im your newest follower:) I love this idea for keeping everything in order:) Good job!

Debbie said...

very cute beth. And no--your photos aren't bad.

Michelle said...

One of my favorite things to do when I was teaching was separate things by color, it just makes it look so much more aesthetically appealing! Love how this turned out!

Christina said...

What a clever idea! I may be starting a new project this weekend.....I will call PROJECT MARKER KEEPER. hehe

andrea of ffft said...

I LOVE this! I am so doing this when we get our craft area put together. We just moved and it's funny how SOME people seem to think getting the kitchen and other areas sorted are a priority and SOME of us know that what is really important is the craft area... hmmmm.

And I think your photos look just peachy. If you want though, I did a post last summer on the notes I took in my product photography class that has been quite popular... if you want to take a peek, you will find it here:

Hsppy to have found your blog :) Here from Hoo Are You...

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

great project, it's very cute.

about your photos: It's very hard to take good blog photos, as I've discovered. a few things I've learned from looking at blogs with great photos: don't use a flash. Put your projects in a room next to a window with natural light. Even light from a window on a cloudy day is better than using a flash.

Also, you can load your photos (for FREE!) into the site Picnik, and hit "auto-fix", and it will correct the color, sharpen the photo, etc. It really only takes a few seconds, and what a difference it makes! You should check out that site.

Kristie said...

It turned out so cute :)

Was it possibly mine you saw ? :)


frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Cute! You could always use scrapbook "rub on" letters if you want to label it--it will look just like the vinyl from a Cricut or a Silhouette.

~ Sarah