Color Block Recipe Box Recycle

Hi ya friends! I’m finally getting back into the swing of things. I have a long list of projects to complete (anyone else?). I was sluggish getting back to my routine but I’m so glad to be chipping away at my project “to do” list.
Recycled Color Block Recipe Box

You all know how much I love a good recycle. It’s so much fun finding new uses for something old. Today, I have another little recycle project to share. My fun recipe box turned color block “anything” box.

Recycled Color Block Recipe Box

A few weeks ago I was out thrifting with a friend and I scooped up an old recipe box for $.50. A steal for a cute little wood box.

I already have a recipe box but this little box I knew this box had the potential to be anything I wanted. So home it came!

Of course I wanted to update it and color blocking is so trendy right now. I thought this would be a really fun project to do a little color blocking, so I spray painted the whole thing white, then painted the top of the box, aqua. I love aqua…
Recycle an old recipe box into a stylist multipurpose box ready for use anywhere!

Since I wasn’t necessarily in need of a new recipe box I decided to add a chalkboard label to the front so that it can be used anywhere in the house.

The chalkboard label is so fun because now I can use it for anything, not just recipes! I’m thinking it will be great for storing craft supplies… ehem, washi tape 🙂

Recycled Color Block Recipe Box

I love a good recycle. This whole project cost less than $2.00 and I know it will get great use!

Thanks so much for visiting with me today! I hope you have a wonderful, Thursday!


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  1. Hi Chelsea…I looooove that color so much. I don’t have a recipe box but this makes me want to have one…..I have asked my mom to write recipes for me just so I can have her hand writing treasured forever…this would be a great treasure keeper…thanks for sharing and Happy Easter…xo

  2. I love your refurbished box. The colors are a lot of fun and the chalk decal is super cute. Not bad for $2! I’m visiting from the Catch as Catch Can link party. Have a great day! ~ Jamie

  3. Super cute ! I used the same tags as chalk board labels for my laundry room. Great minds think alike ;0

  4. This look so great! I love the chalkboard tag on the front. This is an awesome project! I hope you will consider linking it up to the Pinworthy Projects Party over at my blog, Just Us Four.

  5. What a great idea, Chelsea, and I love the color combination you chose.

    Mary Beth