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Cargo Storage for Idea-Ology

I've had something like this on my mind for awhile now.  Sometimes you know what you want then you wait to find one.  Today I was needing to find some paper and I turn around and see this!  I shot across the isle and snapped them right up!  The best part...they were 50% off at Michaels!  The frames are stained wood and the boxes are tin!  

Now to have a little fun.  This is a quick tutorial where I'll show you how to turn your Sizzix dies into a stencil for a Home Decor project.


I love the Cargo Numbers.  When I got them a couple years ago I made a stencil with them seen below using some clear plastic packaging.


I cut a piece of foam for the stencil and added a little black soot to my craft mat.


All my tin boxes are perfect for my Idea-Ology.


I line up the number part to the corner.


Add a little paint and load the sponge.


Line up the stencil.


Dab the distress paint and build up the black. 


Add the number.


Lift and remove.


Heat to set the paint.


You can rub it and it won't come off!


To set the double digits I started at the edge.


Stenciling the "1" for the "11" then I stenciled the other "1" beside it.


Now all my Idea-Ology and fun finds to add to my projects are in one spot.  It's small enough it can sit right on my desk.


I love how this turned out!  To add my twist took me about 30 minutes and a little product.


The variation from applying the distress paint creates a vintage look.





These metal boxes are about 3x3 and are deep enough to hold a lot.  Now I need MORE to fill them.


This project turned out to be a quick storage solution for all my bits, bobs and do-dads.  I am thrilled I found this and altered it to suit my room.

Check out the rest of My Room and see how my newest addition fits in!
Thanks for stopping in and checking out my post.  I'll let you know if I alter it more.

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  1. Fabulous find! You did an amazing job on it! Bravo!

    Wishes From The East Coast
    Debbie

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  2. Looks great! You did a marvelous job! Where did you get the tin boxes, they look just the right size that I am looking for. Thanks in advance!

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    1. Shelly, I found them at Michaels. I'm thinking I need to find one more :/

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    2. Hi Nicole,
      I looked at Michaels website, they don't seem to carry them in the USA. Would you mind telling me who makes them, if you still have that info.? Again, you did a really great job on these!

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    3. I think they are Ashland? It does not say on my receipt. I know we carry different stuff up in Canada than the US stores. I asked if they were in the US and the lady said our stock is different. She was doubtful.

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  3. These are fabulous, Nicole! Love how you added the stencils to them. I have not seen these in my local Michaels, or I would have grabbed them up, too!

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    1. I wish I could get one more. Looks like I got the last 3 in the city!

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  4. Those boxes had to be calling your name........They are so you! I LOVE my cargo numbers as well....they're just so practical! Thanks for another AWESOME idea Nicole!!!!!

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  5. Love your new storage and what a fantastic idea to use the cargo plate as a stencil. Love the industrial look you have created.

    TFS and have a great weekend
    Hugs Annie x

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  6. Wow Nicole - this is so cool, I could certainly do with one of these too. Great tutorial, thanks for sharing. Hugs, Georgie xx

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  7. Fabulous score Nicole, and I love that you made a stencil to put the numbers on the drawers! It fits perfectly in that spot on your desk, excellent storage space! hugs :)

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  8. that is a super cool project!! I wonder if those are down here at the US Michael's. hmmmm… ;-)

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    1. I'm not sure? Let me know if you find these. I think they are Ashland Lisa.

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    2. Okay, thanks for your help on these. Love your website, you really knocked it out of the park!

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  9. Great transformation Nicole, I will have to make a run to town to see if they have one of these lovely storage bins at our Michaels, it is perfect for all the ideaology bits and bobs!

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  10. Any Chance you wanna come for a crop with Tracy & the girkls adn then stay and help me redo my room when I move it -

    I love all of your decor and style - will probably be heading to michaels for these !! love the way you finished them ...

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  11. This is amazing Nicole….I think I may need one….for what, who cards, this is awesome.
    Too bad you are going to have to find more goodies to fill them, teehee.
    Good try Lesli, Nicole knew me first, I get dibs on her helping me with my room lol…but I am sure there would be more creating than organizing, lol.

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