Stinky Gross Flatware Box Makeover

I really just could not think of a more befitting name for this post. I found this flatware box at the thrift store for just under $5. Here it is as I found it: Ooh good find, right? There are so many possible uses for  a little chest like this... Except it needed a little TLC: Ok a LOT of TLC. So gross. It smelled so musty and yet I brought it home anyway for $5 more dollars than I should have. I would never have had the nerve to donate this! But luckily for me, someone … [Read more...]

Upcycled Flatware Box

Hi friends, and welcome to day #30 of my March Madness, 31 Thrifty Makeovers in 31 Days series! We are almost there, just two more makeovers to go! Let's start with today's thrifty find... This flatware chest that had certainly seen better days: Not so bad though, right? Oh yes it was... Yikes! After going grey on this side table I shared yesterday, I kept it going with this little chest: I didn't add any dry-brushing this time, but instead I just sanded the edges to … [Read more...]

Plain Old Box gets a Harlequin Twist (& a How-to!)

Hello friends!  I have another simple painted project for you today.  Don't you just love a good before and after?  How about we do a good after and before?  ...As in this awfully cute chest: Here it is before: Many of you may know what kind of chest this is...   Were you right? It's a flatware chest!! I know you all want to go dump out your granny's silver so you can have one of your very own! Although I do generally love a touch of purple velvet now and … [Read more...]