That’s right, a little DIY action over here at the K.I.D. Studio. I know, it’s about time. Recently, I decided I needed a little extra desk space to hold a few items that I use regularly but don’t want sitting on my desk full time. That’s where this bulb box came into play. I picked it up at my local garden store for $5 last spring. There were dozens of them. But I bought only one, and am kicking myself now. They probably would have given me the box for free had I not been so excited about having one. But $5 is a worthy price and one that I would gladly pay again.
In the spring and fall, garden shops (not home depot) are full of these boxes that their suppliers use to ship bulbs in from Holland. They are a little dirty and need a little washing and maybe some sanding and a little tap with a hammer to get them square but really, that’s about all you have to do.
WHAT YOU’LL YOU NEED:
1. Bulb box – mine is 24″x16″x8″
2. Twine – about 6′. I used navy.
3. Picture frame hook and nails – rated for heavy weight hook and nails – I used a 50lb hook. Pay serious attention to this because my first try crashed and that’s why my “C” mug is no longer with us. You could use something decorative here too like a drawer knob or a fun hook.
5. Binder clips – for hanging photos
Use some twine and thread it through the side you plan to use as the top of the box. Tye a knot near the top. I wrapped my ends around the knot to make it look a little more decorative. Hold up the box from the twine and determine where you need your hook. Make a small mark with a pencil for the hook. At the pencil mark, hammer the hook into the wall (or drill if you are using a knob). Hang the box from the hook. Apparently my knot tying skills are better than my hammering skills so there’s that.
Other DIY ideas for bulb box:
This box has a number of great uses. Before it was my desk shelf, it was flipped upside down and Winston’s dog food bowls sat on it. He’s a tall dude and I’ve heard it’s bad for big dogs to eat at floor level. Before it was Winston’s food shelf, we used it to carry food over to friend’s homes. It’s a great carry-all and works perfect if you have hot things to carry.
Don’t forget about my teeny Knoll Red giveaway. It ends today!
Photos: the K.I.D. Collective