Welcome back, beautiful friends! I have a quickie makeover to share with ya’ll today! Today’s makeover is of this box I found at the thrift store for $8.25:
That’s way more than I would have liked to pay, but it was just so cute, and it was in good condition. It likely came from somewhere like Hobby Lobby.
Although it looked fine as is, I set out to add a little more pretty to it! I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.
Decoupage Tissue Paper
Enter this decoupage tissue paper I found on Etsy:
You can find it on Amazon HERE, but it is cheaper on Etsy. It isn’t thin like traditional tissue paper. It has some weight to it and is almost more like a fabric, so it does not wrinkle or bubble like regular tissue paper might.
Paint the Box
But first, I needed to paint the box, and I chose Cotton as a base:
I gave the areas I planned to paper over one coat (above photo is one coat), and then I gave the rest three coats total for solid coverage.
Decoupage the Box
I measured and cut my paper first, using my rotary cutting set:
After applying the tissue paper, I added another coat of Clear Coat.
Sand the Box
To shabby this sweet box up a bit, I sanded lightly all over with 220 grit sandpaper wrapped around an old sanding sponge:
Seal the Box
To seal the outside, I used Best Dang Wax in Clear.
And here is how this box went from mass-produced to one-of-a kind:
A little distressing goes a long way…
And you can see there are no wrinkles because this paper allows the air to escape…I love that!
For the inside, I had planned to line it with one of my favorite fabrics to use with florals, black and white gingham. Sadly, the scraps I had left in my stash weren’t quite enough.
I instead opted for a simple painted interior in Tea Rose:
I sealed the interior with Gator Hide to give it some durability.
This pretty paper is a great way to add a little something extra to any small project.
I hope you enjoyed this quick makeover today!
My to-do list is dwindling fast!!
Here are links to all the makeovers in this haul so far!
Painting the Smalls, Holiday Edition (Five of these pieces are in this post!)
I’ll be back on Tuesday with a round of smalls:
UPDATE: Just like magic, you can see them all now!! Click HERE for the afters of these six mini makeovers!
Woohoo!! Have an awesome weekend!
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