Whew! It feels good to be back in the DIY saddle after a VERY long week of trials. I didn’t know if I could get this done, though simple as it is. Never fear…the #trashure gal is here! In my last post about my living room remodel, I promised to show you what I’d do with this thrifted cheese box. It’s a cutie and I have a thing for strawberries as a June baby.
However, let’s say you see this box at the store and strawberries aren’t your jam (pun intended). Don’t pass it up because the painting isn’t finished or isn’t your style. Instead, let’s take a peek at what it could be.
If you know me, I’m typically a rustic, cottage, farmhouse style kinda gal. With that, I’m going to say buh-bye to this painting and give it my own touch. You can even see this other cheese box I did recently over HERE. Are you ready?
CHANGIN’ IT UP
First, the strawberry painting is slightly textured, and I don’t want that to show through to my final result. In order to do that, I use CitriStrip paint stripper (1) brush it on (2) cover it in plastic wrap for a couple hours (3) scrape off the softened paint.
To finish the removal, I wipe it down with denatured alcohol to remove any residue. Now, because the rim is metal and the center is wood, the paint doesn’t come all the way off the wood. However, that’s fine with me. I just want rid of the raised berries.
Next, I use my flat black spray paint to coat the wooden surfaces, making sure the metal is taped off.
Then, as soon as that paint cures, I use my wood-graining tool. What is that you say? Well, I take a different paint that I can brush on and follow that with the tool.
Last, but not least, you know I had to add some sort of designs with typography. Using my transfer technique, I create a graphic in a clock-face shape.
As a result, my thrifted cheese box now has an updated style with storage. What time is it? It’s time to DIY!
If you look closely, you can see bits of the original green paint peeking out. That gives the box even more age and dimension. Inside, I simple brushed the paint in whitewash fashion for a textured look.
So tell me…what would you have created with this thrifted cheese box? I could have repurposed it into something else as well but want to keep it simple and straightforward for you.
If you’d like to make this part of your home story, you can find this and more in my online store.
As always, my goal is to get you thinking outside of the box. (there goes another pun! tee hee) With that in mind, do pin and share to inspire others too.
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While you’re at it, check out these other DIY projects like this thrifted cheese box makeover: