Coffee Bar and Trust God Box!

So yes, as the title suggests it was a creative 4th for me.  I loved having 4 days off in a row and took full advantage of it.  I created two things over the holiday.  The first was from a curb find.... ( yes I know)  It was formerly I believe one of those small cabinets that go above a toilet or perhaps in a laundry room.  Just a cheep particle board cabinet with the contact paper that looks like wood over it.  It was in perfect condition... nothing wrong with it.  It was sitting on a curb along with a small mountain of stuff that had been tossed after clean up from the tornado.   I knew that I could do something with it..... for gosh the very least it could hold paint or something. photo (1) 
This is what it looked like when I brought it home.   See, just a plain cheep cabinet, just needing saving from the landfill.  Ignore  my table saw in the back ground.  It didn't have anything on the top cause it was made to hang on the wall up high so you wouldn't need a top to it.  It also looked the same on the bottom.  The first thing I did was add a top.  I made it out of landscape stakes, I cut off the tips so that they were not all pointy and then because it needed a little something on the bottom I added feet.  They were actually bed risers that I have had in my stash garage for quite a while.  I simply nailed the stakes to the top and screwed the bottom into the risers to make feet. :)

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I then painted the whole thing using DIY chalk paint.  I hand painted the front of the door and called it done!!!! I think it turned out pretty freaking cute!
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Well.... now that's better.  Sometimes I crack myself up! lol :)

The next day, I made a box for my husband.  He was reading a book and mentioned that he would like to have a box that would be called a TRUST GOD box.  A place that we could write down what we needed to Trust God for and place in the box.  I thought it sounded like a cool idea... very symbolic in giving something to God so that it wasn't occupying space in our heads and causing anxiety.   So I gave it some thought and then just dove right in.  I gathered some scrap wood that was in the garage as well as some hardware that I had in my stash and put it all together.   I enjoyed making this and really spent extra time to make sure it was just right.  ( It is a pretty significant box.... I will hold thoughts and fears and anxieties that we are giving to God..... I had to make it as perfect as I could right???) Talk about pressure.... lol.  Anyway, this is what I came up with.  What do you think?  Do you have a Trust God box?  

linking to:
Elizabeth and Co.

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  1. I love your cofee (coffee - haha!!) station! That is just the cutest thing ever! You are so talented with putting a bit of this and a bit of that together to make something entirely new and awesome. I love the Trust God box, too. It's beautiful and the hardware looks so pretty. I love the concept, too.

  2. Awwww thanks, I really appreciate the commpliments :). By the way, I love love love your blue tub! I think you did a very good job on the caulk. :)

  3. I love your projects, so adorable! I'm a librarian at Moore Public Library, wanting to do a program about the Upcycling movement. Do you think you might be interested in participating?

  4. I would love to! I would love to hear your ideas :)

  5. What a fabulous creation! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!! hugs...TFS!

  6. […] of those small cabinets that go above a toilet or perhaps in a laundry room,” says Sherry at Upcycle Addict.  ”It was in perfect condition… nothing wrong with it.  It was sitting on a curb along […]

  7. I love both these projects! I never even noticed the missing "f" until you mentioned it. I posted about a dresser I made over and didn't realize until I was almost finished writing it up that I had one drawer pull upside down. I was too lazy to redo the whole photo shoot, so it became a "what is wrong with this picture" post. :)
    I need on of those "trust God" boxes- such a good reminder, and very beautifully done. :)

  8. I can't tell you how many people saw that thing in person and did't see it either..... it wasn't until it was posted... (of course) that I noticed. lol Oh well, it was very funny. Thanks for following along. :)

  9. Did you stencil or freehand the letters on the coffee station?

  10. Hey Pat,
    I have some of those pressed board letters from Hobby Lobby. I just traced around the letter and then hand painted to fill it in. Thanks for looking. :)

  11. Hey Pat,
    I used press board letters from Hobby Lobby and traced around them, then I just painted inside the lines. Thanks for looking :)