Hello lovelies!! I’m back to working on my Spring Haul, and I only have FOUR pieces left! Today’s project is a thrift store box makeover. Y’all know I can’t pass up a box in good shape! And with all these gorgeous transfers at my fingertips, I couldn’t wait to use one here!
Here is today’s box that I found for $4.75:
I always consider boxes when I spy them at the thrift store because there are just so many ways to recreate them, and they are good sellers for me!
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Then I swapped out my water for clean water and gave it a good wipe down once more to remove any residue. Gloves recommended since this is also a deglosser.
The inside started out like this:
It once held assorted teas as the plastic liner that was inside indicates. This lining came out really easily, leaving behind a nice, smooth interior, and that got a good wipe down also.
Next stop: Paint! I knew I wanted to use this smaller set of transfers for this box called Rare Birds:
Redesign with Prima carries a line of smaller 6 x 12 transfers that are perfect for smaller projects like this! Each set comes with three sheets.
You can find 19 different styles of them in my Etsy shop HERE.
And, they are very reasonably priced. I only used one sheet on this project.
Because I wanted to use a color that would play well with this transfer, I chose Sawmill Gravy…
I painted the entire outside in this beautiful soft, warm color.
Then, I applied two of the birds from one sheet in a pleasing design on the top by using the included burnishing tool to adhere it.
You just peel off the white backing, and then rub with pressure across the clear sheet on top of the transfer to transfer it to the surface:
Gently pull up the clear layer to check and see that it is transferring properly. If not, lay it back down and burnish some more. Once the image is transferred, remove the clear top layer.
Once I had everything in place, I sealed with Best Dang Wax in Clear.
The Finishing Touches
To finish this simple box off, I decided to add these antique brass feet to each corner. They attach with tiny screws:
I also found this in my stash:
This latch was a Hobby Lobby find and worked perfectly on the front of this box:
It was also attached with tiny screws.
Ready for the big reveal??
That doesn’t reveal much, eh?
That doesn’t either ha ha!
Here’s a little more…
Simple but elegant. After adding the transfer to the top and the fancy feet and latch, it didn’t really need anything else!
I just love this Rare Birds transfer! This is two of the birds that I made face each other to create a design I liked…
And how cute are those feet?? Such a small detail, but they really add so much!
And the latch was just what it needed to bring it home:
Here’s a reminder of what the inside looked like before:
I decided to pull this serene Dusty Blue from the transfer to coordinate:
Then I added a piece I had cut off of one of the birds I used on the front, to the inside of the lid:
The inside was sealed with Best Dang Wax in Clear too.
One more peek at those cute feet!
That’s one more makeover closer to completing this haul!
You can visit any of these makeovers at the links below!
How to Paint Fabric (chair makeover)
Painting the Smalls #17 (lamp, small box, horse, napkin holder, and mirror)
Painting the Smalls #16 (candlesticks, small box, tray)
I seriously need to shop for the next haul!
Meet me back here on Thursday where I’ll be sharing what I did with the lamps!
UPDATE: Wait until you see how elegant they look now! See them HERE!
See ya then!
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