This is what I started with.
I got it thrifting back in August, 2011. It has taken me this long to figure out what to do with it - Yikes!
I was thrilled when I found out these cute little pots fit in the holes. I got them at The Dollar Tree. I also used them here to make my Halloween Treat Pots.
To distress them a little I just added a few drops of water to acrylic paint to get that washed look.
And of course, a little minwax varnish to age it.
This is what I ended up with.
I found some little saucers and used them for my markers and pens to keep them from falling through the chicken wire on the bottom.
I gathered up all supplies I need to make a quick card and paint a little something.
I like the way it looks and the way I can just carry it all over, especially when I am sitting and watching a movie.