Hey friends! It’s the season of garage sales, yard sales, barn sales (my fave), and spring clean-ups. Oodles of potential projects are just waiting for you. Especially cuties like this wooden recipe box. It does look like it could have better days. However, it still has many years of life left. I intend to turn it into a vintage tea box.
Do you spy the potential? While I’m focusing on a tea box, however, it really can suit any purpose you want. Maybe a secret hiding spot for a chocolate stash? Or maybe for jewelry, soaps…you get the idea.
Either way, let’s get this mini makeover started and have some fun!
First, I wipe down the box with a 1:2 vinegar/water mixture to remove any grime and prep the surface for paint. Next, I pull out this lovely soft pink from my stash called Vintage Bliss.
Also, I’ve set up my small spray shelter and turn table to make this painting a blast and a breeze. Then, after two coats of paint, it’s time to add some whimsy.
Finally, painter’s tape allows me to make stripes. Who doesn’t love stripes, right? In addition, I even want to add a few other details. Before long, I now have my vintage tea box suited for adding charm to your kitchen decor.
Here’s my cutie all shabbed out and ready for tea time!
Stripes and typography for the win! Do you love it? Also, I’m thankful awesome blogger friend’s sites and all they offer. You can find this frame and more by my friend, Karen, on her blog, The Graphics Fairy.
Last, but not least, I had to add a little bling with the faceted glass knob.
Also, there’s enough room for tea boxes, or tea bags, cocoa mix packs, or coffee pods. What would you fill it with?
Likewise, if you’d like to add this to your home story, you can find it and more available in my online shop. (SOLD)
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