Happy Tuesday, amazing friends! Today’s makeover is a small one. A little wood box has so many potential uses, so pretty much any time I see one, I buy it.
This one was probably the saddest one I’ve come across:
I’m not sure what purpose this served, but what was up with that faux wood contact paper? Or maybe we should be asking why this faux wood contact paper was ever even a thing? Actually I think I remember this look being in our kitchen growing up…I think we had counters that looked like this ha ha. Maybe that’s why I was drawn to it?
The thrift store thought they could get $4 for it…now that’s being optimistic. 🙂
Luckily I found it on clearance, and you know that contact paper was the first thing to go.
I wasn’t sure what this little box was used for before, but I knew it could be a cute storage bin of sorts…
What contact paper?
Now it looks more like a repurposed drawer. This is Behr’s Bit of Sugar. (DIY chalk paint recipe HERE.) It is a tad less bright than Ultra Pure White, and I love it!
After sanding a bit and sealing with Annie Sloan’s clear soft wax, I decided to line the inside with some leftovers of one of my favorite fabrics.
I used to purchase this fabric from Hancock Fabrics, but have been unable to find it since they closed their doors.
After cutting the side pieces with enough fabric to fold over at the top and enough to hang over at the bottom about 1/2″ , I hot glued the folded-over top edge to the top of the inside of the box:
I also glued the bottom edge in place as well.
Then I cut a piece of foam core to fit the bottom inside of the box, and wrapped it in the fabric:
I secured the fabric to the foam core with hot glue, then glued it to the bottom of the box:
Perfect! You could line a trunk the same way.
The pull was one I removed from another piece, I gave it a quick paint job as well…
The arched frame in the background was one of a pair of mirrors that I bought at a local church yard sale…
They were very yellowed when I bought them and the mirrors were Falling out. I painted one of them white, but haven’t committed to doing anything else with them just yet. This one makes a good photo prop for now.
I used this box to hold note cards here, but there are a ton of potential uses for a pretty storage bin. 🙂
Got any boxes that could use an update?
If you liked this, you might like how I updated this curbside suitcase too!
I’ll be back on Thursday sharing some booth updates!
UPDATE! Check out what my booth has been up to the last few months HERE. 🙂
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