When a body shops second-hand, you start to see trends of what gets donated, what gets bought, and what gets left behind. One of those things I notice that meets all those qualifications are these crafty paperboard boxes. They’re used for many things, and this one’s previous use is as a purchase box. However, today I am going dress this one up. A DIY decoupage adventure is happening now. woot!
Why am I interested in this box? Well, do you see the blank slate it is? Remove the label and we’re ready to go.
My first order of business is to give it a base coat of paint. I wanted to use a springy color, so this soft green works perfectly. It’s the same color I use on my salvaged chair decor in this recent post. Isn’t it pretty? The inside got a soft pink contrast.
Then, once the paint dries, it’s time to get the decoupage party started. I’ve used these gorgeous decoupage papers in a couple past projects, a goose turned swan, and a scrappy fun coat rack. I simply thin a bit of school glue, brush on a layer, lay the paper, and then brush over the paper.
Here’s my simple reveal for this DIY decoupage project. It really made my heart happy to bring birds into this project…and a spring vibe.
Nest: (noun\’nest\) a place of rest, retreat, or lodging, HOME. I love this definition. It’s so fitting for making your house your home. Plus, the nest graphic from here suits it perfectly.
In addition, I wish I had smell-o-vision because that hyacinth is intoxicating! You can see what I like to do with those vases in this upcycling post. Next, for the top I had to add a bit of vintage topping. A vintage doily and a faceted glass knob does the trick perfectly.
Last, for the inside, I tucked in my stash of vintage embroidered hankies. You could tuck most anything inside here. Also, you can use it most any room too.
My goal…to inspire you to give DIY decoupage a try. Grab those thrifted finds and give them your own story.
Likewise, pin and share my DIY decoupage tutorial to inspire others too.