Amazing friends, welcome back! With the warm weather finally upon us, I need to take a few days to work on all the outdoor tasks. So today, I’m bringing you a fun round up of 13 box makeovers I’ve redone!
After sharing two boxes recently, I thought I would pull out several more I’ve done over the last few years to share!
There are so many possibilities with a simple box!
I always check out boxes at the thrift store!
Here are 13 Thrifty Box Makeovers!
I linked to the original posts below each after photo if you want to see more details!
Let’s start with this very simple flatware box I picked up at the thrift store in 2019:
This one was only $2!
This is still one of my favorite ever flatware box makeovers!
The color is very similar to the mix I used HERE.
Here’s the top a little closer:
And the inside…
See more here: $2 Thrift Store Flatware Box Makeover
At the number two spot on the list is this small recipe box I paid a dollar for:
This one was really dated, but covering over the letters did wonders!
See more here: Thrift Store Boxes Reloved
I shared another box in that post too!
This next one is more of a chest, but I love it so much that I decided to include it.
It was a $5 thrift store find:
It wasn’t at all before, but a transfer and paint changed all that!
I coordinated the drawers to the transfer with Dixie Belle’s Apricot:
See more here: $5 Thrift Store Chest Makeover
This next one started out as this fancy looking case that I picked up for $4:
It originally held what appeared to be a wine gift, but I figured I could find something else to do with it.
I ended up going with Drop Cloth for a change for this one:
See more here: $4 Thrift Store Case Repurposed
How about another flatware box? I loved this one too!
It was only $5 at the thrift store.
Dixie Belle’s Caviar and a gingham transfer gave this box an updated look!
The top got a stencil and the insides got fancied up with this really pretty floral fabric:
See more here: 5 Flatware Box Makeover
At number six is this box that I really wish I had kept:
Funny because it wasn’t really attractive at all before. But wow, what paint and fabric can do!
It got a sweet contrasting check on the inside:
See more here: $5 Thrift Store Case Makeover
This next box is one of the last things I found before the big lockdown:
It was only $3 at the thrift store.
Savannah Mist and a some mini transfers made it much cuter!
See more here: 3 Thrift Store Box Makeover
Number eight was in really rough shape!!
I’m kind of surprised even I took a chance on it, but for $4, I didn’t have much to lose!
Ah…the magic of paint once again!
See more here: 4 Thrift Store Flatware Box Makeover
This next box was clearly found post shut down since it was $8!
I thought it was super cute though even if it was a mass-produced Hobby Lobby piece.
Paint and decoupage paper gave it a one-of-a-kind look!
I opted for a simple painted interior in Tea Rose for this one…
See more here: $8 Thrift Store Box Makeover & How to Apply Decoupage Tissue Paper
This next one started out like this:
It definitely needed some TLC, but for $4, I was willing to take it on.
It never knew it could be so elegant!
The inside got some Flamingo love!
See more here: Update a Thrift Store Box with Fabric!
At number 11 is this box I picked up at a neighbor’s yard sale for $10:
This one got a Cherry Blossom Transfer makeover!
This vibrant Peony pink was the perfect accent color!
And of course the insides got a fresh new look too…
See more here: Box with Cherry Blossom Transfer
Next up is this recent cigar box that I picked up for $3.75:
I loved the petite size of it.
There were several things that went into this update:
See more here: Repurposed Cigar Box
And finally, at number 13, is this flatware makeover I just recently shared:
I paid half of $3.75 for this box! Super amazing deal!
It got a sweet new look with this pretty ballerina decoupage paper:
The dainty glass feet might be my favorite…
Definitely an unexpected contrast to the rustic nailheads on top.
This makeover wouldn’t be complete without the inside redone as well:
See more here: Ballerina Decoupage Paper Box Makeover
And that’s 13 Thrifty Box Makeovers!
Maybe you’re inspired to tackle a box or two now?
If you enjoyed this post, you might enjoy these box makeovers too:
See the afters HERE!
Here’s a few more round ups you might enjoy!
15 Ordinary Items Repurposed
15+ Simple Basket Makeovers
10 DIY & Upcycled Trays
13 Repurposed Frames
12 Thrifty Shelf Makeovers
12 Thrifted & Upcycled Box Makeovers
10 Upcycled Headboards
23 Thrifty Chair Makeovers
I mentioned at the top that I need to get started on all the outdoor tasks that the warm weather brings, but I haven’t actually started them yet lol!
I did start on my Furniture Fixer Upper piece for Thursday though! I’ll be back sharing what I did with this sofa table I picked up at an estate sale this weekend:
Hope to see y’all then!
UPDATE: No need to wait… the fresh new look I gave this table HERE now!
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Mary Kaiser says
I love looking back on all the pretty boxes you have made beautiful! I remember every one of them, but so fun to see them again! New/old inspiration all over again! Good luck with your outdoor work, I need to do the same, but I live in Michigan and to cold yet.
I’m so glad you enjoyed looking back, Mary!! I always enjoy a second peek too! My sister retired this year, so she has all of her outdoor spaces perfectly trimmed and mulched and ready to go…I feel like a slacker lol! XOXO
Janice Holt says
Your boxes are some of my favorite make-overs you do because you put so much detail in them. Glad you are having some nice weather to get outside; I love this time of year.
Aww I am so glad you enjoy them, Janice! Thank you! I am so excited for warmer weather! XOXO
So glad the weather is cooperating for outdoor tasks.
I love these boxes… all of them! I can totally see them in a Hallmark movie!
Yes, me too! We had a cold snap last week, but almost 90 this week, so it is time to get all the outdoor things done! Thank you, my friend! XOXO
Cheryl Atkinson says
Hi Christy! I remember every one of these box makeovers and I also remember when I first started following you it was because of the boxes and so now I have my own small collection of them to makeover. You have been a big influence and inspiration in my creative life. Thank you!
Oh my goodness, Cheryl, I love this so much! Thank you, my friend! XOXO
I embarrassingly have to admit I only remember a few of these……how fun though. And I don’t remember when exactly I started to follow you but I think it was after the start of Covid. You certainly have given me an outlet to boredom and ideas/goals to work toward once I have time. Thanks so much Christy!!
Aww thank you so much, Niki! Some of these date back to 2019. I love to share these round ups every once in a while though because some fun projects get another chance to be seen! XOXO
Michele M. says
BRAVO!!!!!! It is impossible to pick a favorite!
Aww thank you, my friend! XOXO
Rebecca Payne says
ALL OF YOUR MAKEOVERS ARE GORGEOUS! FABULOUS JOB!!!
Wow I appreciate that so much, Rebecca! Thank you!! XOXO
Bev w says
I love them all and I want them all! The pink and white blew me away. But I had to laugh at the recipe box! I received that as a wedding gift 29 years ago! Still using it but pretty sure I’m going to make it over now!
Ha ha thank you, Bev! That is so funny! Yes…you can make it new again! 🙂 XOXO
ROSE LEFEBVRE says
You make everything look so lovely!
Thank you so much, my friend! XOXO
your creativity stuns me! good showing of previous projects. so glad i subscribe to your blog. :))
Aww thank you so much, Dodie! I’m so glad you do too!! XOXO
You make everything look like a million bucks.
I really enjoy looking at your work.
I appreciate that so much, Ginette!! Thank you! XOXO
Hi Christy, What a collection of beautiful projects. My preference goes to number 3 but they´re all amazing! Val.
Thank you so much, Val! That one is a favorite of mine also! XOXO