Hello sweet friends! I’m always so glad you stopped by! Today, I am sharing a quick little makeover on this cute box I picked up at the thrift store for only $3:
I found this just before the shut-down and the price reflects that. Things certainly weren’t this cheap on my first trip post shut-down!
I couldn’t stop imagining this one in a soft blue, so that is exactly what it got!
This is Savannah Mist by Dixie Belle and easily one of my favorite blues!
It looks like the center cut-out was designed to hold a favorite photo. The piece that would have gone behind the photo to secure it ended up getting a coat of Savannah Mist also and a mini transfer!
This transfer is from a set of mini transfers called Classic Vintage Labels by Re-designed by Prima. You can find them for sale on Etsy if you do a search for them.
They are perfect for adding just a small amount of embellishment to a project! I sanded all over, even across the transfer, with 220 grit sandpaper to smooth everything out and distress a little.
Then I sealed with Dixie Belle’s clear wax this time since this was a small project. Just an FYI, if you do prefer wax to seal, Dixie Belle’s wax has no intense odor like other brands. It is water based and hardly has any smell to it at all.
I used Gorilla Glue to hold this little plaque back in place since some of the doodads that originally held it and the photo in place were broken off.
I think it turned out quite pretty!
I have mostly aqua shades in my home, but I do love this soft coastal hue!
And the transfer works so well with it…
This box had some really pretty details too…
And the inside…I gave the backside of the top a transfer also:
The inside was lined with black and was in great shape so I left it as is.
Quick and simple!
That’s piece #2 from my Post Shut-down Thrift Store haul complete!
If you missed how I repurposed the first piece, you can see it HERE!
I’ll be back on Tuesday with this drop-leaf table from my Mother’s Day haul:
Have a fantastic weekend and stay safe out there!
UPDATE: This table is complete and it is cuter than ever, but that’s not all I did! Check it out HERE now!
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