I have an embarrassing number of pairs of Ann Taylor perfect pumps and I tend to hoard the boxes – they’re nice and sturdy and a classic black. And I knew they would come in handy some day!

I needed a little tray to hold the mail I haven’t gotten around to sorting (aka ALL the mail). So I just took a shoebox top: iPhone 401

And some gold paint, pretty paper and a glue stick:iPhone 420

Just slapped on a couple coats of gold paint, cut the paper to fit and glued it to the box. Ta-da!iPhone 404

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Just don’t look at the bottom…iPhone 408

Messy before:iPhone 419

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Does the trick!