orange box shelves
A while back I picked up these boxes while thrift shopping, I thought they'd make fun shadow boxes. Of course they just sat for the next few years in my studio in the shadow of randomness and clutter. So it goes.
Seeing them again, I knew instantly they needed to be orange. So with help from my little one we painted a base coat on each box with some leftover wall paint. We did each box a different color: magenta, aqua and yellow. Once the base coat dried I applied a weathered glaze, then the orange latex paint.
The boxes hang as shelves in the laundry room. My laundry detergent is now displayed proudly, along with some commonly used art supplies: colored chalk, paint brushes and finger paints (in the pots). A few knick knacks, some art ("If Fishes Were Wishes" by Meg Eckman) and a bit of irony (limited edition Campbell's Soup cans commemorating 50 years of Andy Warhol's "32 Campbell's Soup Cans"). It's a colorful display of small collections mixed with commonly used items that will change over time. A mini museum of life. k