It seems like there are a couple of items that I just can’t seem to pass up when I go thrifting. One of them is frames, and the other is flatware boxes. It wouldn’t be March Madness if I didn’t share a bit of both. Today’s makeover my sweet Friends, #21…can you believe it??, is this flatware box I picked up for $5:
I decided to give this one a bit of a romantic feel:
This French love letter stencil is perfect for adding a romantic feel to this makeover.
I bought it online for this this Empire Dresser a while back, but didn’t receive it in time. Then I tried it on the door of this Antique Cabinet I shared last month, but it looked terrible, so I had to move to plan B on that one.
I was so happy to be able to finally use it on something!
I kept the original hardware, but added this sweet petite glass knob from Hobby Lobby…
This paint color is Annie Sloan’s French Linen chalk paint mixed with about 1/3 Pure White. This is a color that I don’t mind paying big money for since I haven’t been able to find a good color replacement yet for my DIY chalk paint.
Here is the inside before:
That was after removing the velvet lining, and here is what I chose to replace it with…
I love this rose pattern in black and white. It’s scrapbook paper from Michaels.
I cut the pieces to fit and attached them using Matte Mod Podge, brushing it on like a glue.
I usually use fabric, but decided to go with paper this time.
I should have taken a photo of the five other boxes I have in my garage, waiting for their makeovers. (I told you I can’t pass them up!)
These chests could be made over so many different ways! I’m loving how this one turned out though, and for $5? Just can’t beat it. 🙂
Here’s a sneak peek at tomorrow’s makeover:
UPDATE: See how sweet this turned out HERE now!
If you’re just catching up from the weekend, I shared the makeover of these 70’s containers on Saturday:
And yesterday I shared this French provincial desk I redid for my neighbor:
Here are the previous 18 in case you missed any!
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