This past Saturday my little man and I had the whole day to play while the three older men when outrigger canoeing on the Great Salt Lake. Our first stop…the car wash. His ABSOLUTE favorite! Next, we hit up a few thrift and consignment stores…an activity I could never get away with with my older two boys. I love the toddler years because everything is an adventure. On the other hand, it makes for a very interesting experience in the store (bull in a china shop comes to mind). I scored a few things that I’m thrilled with. My first finds were some vintage wooden boxes and lots of hemp rope. I love the patina and rustic-ness of the boxes.
Here’s how my first little makeover went down…
I new right away I wanted to make handles for the boxes with the rope.
I first tied knots on the inside of the box to secure the handle but because of the size of the rope, the knots were HUGE and stuck way too far in to the box.
So instead, my wonderful Mr. suggested these hose clamps which worked as a perfect alternative to the massive knots.
To make them mobile we then put 4 little caster wheels on the bottom of each corner.
Toy box, storage box, book box…whatevs!