Stained Storage Boxes

Stained Storage BoxesToday I'm continuing my organizing marathon with this little storage box set! They're super easy to make, lined with cute fabric and the perfect fit for our big bookshelf in our upstairs hallway.Stained Storage Boxes Supplies: Wooden boxes with lids, Martha Stewart wood stain in Beach Glass, brush, cotton rags, and printed cotten fabric for the box lining.

1. Pour some stain into a disposable container. Use your brush to paint the stain on the outside and inside walls of your box and lid. 2. After the stain is brushed on, use a rag to wipe off the excess stain and allow the box to dry. 3. Measure the bottom of your box and cut a rectangle of printed fabric to fit. 4. Brush Mod Podge on the bottom of your box and place the printed fabric on top. Once the Mod Podge dries, you're done!Stained Storage Boxes  Stained Storage Boxes  Tonight Jeremy and I are planning a burgers + cleaning night. I'm hoping to knock through the rest of my organizing list before the holidays. Looking forward to a mega laundry room redo, a linen closet makeover and I have an extra tiny room that I'm thinking of turning into a paper crafting room. 

Credits// Author and Photography: Elsie Larson, Project Assistant: Laura Gummerman

  • Quick, easy and pretty – I love the idea of using a printed fabric in the bottom to line it!


  • Love the color and the idea of fabric on the bottom. Too cute!


  • Such a cute little vintage ‘shabby chic’ idea!! Love it!!:)

    Jack!!:) –

  • Love these boxes, they’re really pretty! And turning a small room into a paper crafting room?? Yes, please!!!

  • I wanted to thank you for this good read!! I definitely loved every bbit of it.
    I have you bookmarked to look at new things you post…

  • What a lovely storage boxes! I love them <3
    Thanks for great tips and DIY products.


  • I’m quite intrigued as to what “mini books” are! Please do a blog post about it!

  • Oooh, I’ll be on pins and needles waiting for your laundry makeover! I need inspiration to makeover our less-than-inspiring laundry room too.

  • Lovely post, the picture in the box is really cute.

  • I just love this idea and the colour you have chosen is just gorgeous!

    Mel’s Corner

  • I’m dying to see that linnen closet make over, every time I open mine it becomes an avalanche.

  • These are such a great idea, especially if your storage space is largely on exposed shelving. I especially love that you labeled them so they don’t become “concealers of the unknown”:)

  • I do not know if I am this talented but I absolutely love these. I am bookmarking this page for sure haha. The boxes came out great… Problem is I also need your handwriting so that the tags look this cute! haha 🙂

    kristin nicole

    FYI – I tried to log in through twitter to leave the comment but it wasn’t working.

  • This is great blog is it really inspirational to see other bloggers beautiful blogs.

  • I love the color! It looks so fresh and the combination with fabric is perfect 🙂

  • They look absolutely adorable. It’s such an easy DIY and I love the rustic feel to it. The little tags are the best part. 🙂

  • Those photos are adorable!

  • Gorgeous! Love the aged look. And the color your chose is great! Such a fun way to “spice up” storage! 🙂

  • Great idea for storage, a lot cuter than the usual storage boxes you get.
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  • Sometimes I wonder how you always find spots for your abundance of lovely creations! Love this xo

  • this is seriously cute! i wish the michael’s here wasn’t so damned inconvenient to get to… i need some little boxes!

  • this is seriously cute! i wish the michael’s here wasn’t so damned inconvenient to get to… i need some little boxes!

  • I love these! I’m going to have to do this soon, I’ve been looking for something like this! Simple, and so trendy!

  • Hi! I bought it here- (my favorite Etsy shop to buy small pieces of fabric!)

  • Love the shade of blue that you used! super cool diy

  • Looks great, I did this project to store all my photos and postcards from our travels…

    Thanks for sharing!


  • This is so great! I spent the weekend at a local fair and there were tons of “aged” pieces of furniture and I just kept thinking, “I can make that!” And now you’ve shown me how. 😉

    The Rambling Fangirl

  • This is such a cute idea! I hate those ugly normal storage boxes. This will make storage so much cuter! I hope to do something like this in my classroom someday.
    Leah Faye

  • I like the finish on the boxes. Kind of rustic yet feminine at the same time.


  • Looks lovely. And it’s so easy. Nothing better than great storage solutions. 😉 Enjoy your burger and cleaning date. Sounds like fun. 🙂

  • I love it ! Actually I made something like this but with the box of wine
    Take a look! XX

  • This is so nice! Lovely storage idea and the stained look is fantastic. I feel like I’ve been adding too many of your projects to my to-do list lately! xo

  • Where are the boxes from? I’ve been searching for something just like this!

  • I love them!! Actually I bought 12 boxes, very similar to those ones. Some of them to me, other to sell 🙂

  • im not sure where the fabric is from but ive seen the same if not similar print at michaels in paper form. kind of like card-stock!

    they should have some!

    hope this helps

    (and i love this!)

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