Who’s up for a thrifty makeover today? I’m always up for transforming forgotten treasures into brand new functional decor!
Beautiful friends, today I am sharing how I reloved two such pieces:
They might be showing their age, but they still have a lot of life left to live! I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.
Let’s start with the recipe box that I scored for 99¢:
Personally I prefer hand-written recipes or recipes that I have printed out rather than trying to follow them on my phone or iPad, but sadly these little boxes just aren’t the kitchen staple they once were.
I decided to change it up so it could be used anywhere:
I cut out a piece of luan with my miter saw and covered right over the word Recipes. Now it can hold just about anything that can fit inside!
I used my Silhouette machine and dollar store contact paper to add the word to Stuff. I figured that could cover a lot of bases.
I brushed in the letters with DIY chalk paint using a small brush…
I removed the contact paper as soon as the second coat of paint went on.
The box and the tag were sealed with Behr’s clear wax. I glued the sign onto the front using wood glue and that was that!
It’s perfect for clothespins…
Not that I’ll be hanging our laundry out to dry anytime soon or ever, but they were perfect for the photo!
You could use this to store medication bottles, hair accessories, whatever you can think of that would fit inside!
Not bad for only 99¢, right?
Next up is this beauty:
I loved the ornate handle on the top and for $2.98, I knew I could make it feel loved again!
I used Bit of Sugar here as well and then added subtle stripes on the top in my wall color, Campfire Ash, also by Behr.
I love the softness the stripes add to this box.
I removed the handles from both boxes prior to painting. They each got two coats of the Bit of Sugar.
When they were barely dry, I used my nail to scratch the paint off…
I lined the bottom of this one with fabric left over from my desk…
I attached it the same way I add fabric to drawers which you can see a video of in this post.
This one is actually the perfect size for hiding the remotes!
There ya have it…two sad boxes that were no longer of service to their owners made fresh and new again!
That’s my favorite! 🙂
And that’s two more crossed off the list!
If you missed any or want to revisit one, you can find them all here:
I’ll be back on Thursday with my Furniture flippin friends sharing what I did with this very short desk:
UPDATE: See how I remedied the height issue and gave this desk a fresh new look HERE now!
See ya then!
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