Hey there, my awesome Friends! I missed y’all on Thursday! I had a great long weekend, but I’m pretty sure I went up a pant size. I ate a half a batch of chocolate chip cookies myself. In one night. (And they were totally worth it.)
Now it’s time to get back to work stocking my booth for the Holidays, so I can pay for all the things I bought on Black Friday. No I didn’t go out and fight crowds…I found all kinds of great deals online this year! My kind of shopping!
I told you last week that I found several things in my garage that I thought might make good gift items for my booth.
This little chest is one of them:
It had seen better days, and hanging around my garage didn’t do it any favors either, but a new paint job fixed all that:
You may remember a couple of months ago we gave away three awesome Dixie Belle Paint prize packs as one of our Instagram Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday giveaways. The makers of Dixie Belle paints also graciously supplied me with a few samples as well. I rarely turn down free paint.
I had heard great things about their paint but had never tried it before. I always like to try a new-to-me paint on something small first, so this was a perfect project to try out one of the colors I received. (I am not obligated to share them with you, I just like to share when I try something I like.)
This is Driftwood and let me tell you, it went on like a dream, and the coverage was amazing!
It is so smooth, and no sanding or prep required other than a good cleaning first.
I chose to add a simple white stripe to the top of this little chest, then I added these chippy handles from Hobby Lobby for a little interest:
I like that this paint comes in a 16oz size so you have enough for a few good projects, but you aren’t stuck paying for half a can you might not use.
Here was the inside before:
I used Mod Podge to add fabric to the sides first, then I wrapped a piece of foam core in fabric for the lid and the bottom of the inside. Then hot glued them in place.
I thought this could be a great place to store favorite notes, cards, and other mementos…
The box I’m using right now is overflowing! Do you save all the cards you receive? I hate to throw any of them away.
This little cutie will be headed to my booth tomorrow. Hoping someone out there might like to have this under their tree!
I’ll be back on Thursday with my Get Your DIY On Girls with my first Holiday post of the season! We’ll be sharing how we knocked off some high end retailers to create Christmas décor for a fraction of the cost. I just finished my project today and I’m excited to share! 🙂
See ya then!
UPDATE: Bam! Check out what I made for the Holidays HERE now!
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