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Vintage Tea Box ~ A Mini Makeover

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.

Vintage Box Before Mini Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

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.

Open Wooden Box Before | prodigalpieces.com

Either way, let’s get this mini makeover started and have some fun!

DIY TIME

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.

Pink Sating Spray Paint for Vintage Tea Box by Rustoleum | prodigalpieces.com

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.

Taped Stripes on Vintage Tea Box | prodigalpieces.com

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.

THE REVEAL

Here’s my cutie all shabbed out and ready for tea time!

Farmhouse Cottage Style Vintage Tea Setting by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #cottage #farmhouse #diy #tea #home

DIY Vintage Tea Box by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #vintage #tea #home #homedecor

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.

Shabby Chic Vintage Tea Box by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #shabbychic #tea

Striped Box for Tea by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #vintage #shabbychic #cottage

Last, but not least, I had to add a little bling with the faceted glass knob.

DIY Shabby Chic Decoupage Vintage Tea Box by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #vintage #home #shabbychic

Inside DIY Vintage Tea Box Upcycled by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #tea #cottage #diy #home

Also, there’s enough room for tea boxes, or tea bags, cocoa mix packs, or coffee pods. What would you fill it with?

Cottage Style Tea Box by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | See more at prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #cottage #tea #vintage

Likewise, if you’d like to add this to your home story, you can find it and more available in my online shop.

  • Insulated Lunch/Cosmetic Bag ~ $30

In addition, leave me a comment, then pin and share my vintage tea box mini makeover to inspire others.

A dated recipe box is transformed into a sweet vintage tea box by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #vintage #tea #home #homedecor

Up next, it’s Trash to Treasure Tuesday and this relic is getting fun new life. Stay tuned!

Antique Sewing Machine Top Before Upcycle by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

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Comments

  1. ColleenB.~Tx. says

    Such a darling tea box; especially you doing your magic on it. It’s just darn right adorable.
    Have yourself a wonderful day

    • Larissa says

      Aww…thank you, Colleen. Mini makeovers are always fun!

  2. Hélène says

    What a nice makeover !
    I enjoy sooo much all your beautiful transformations, Larissa !
    I have a question, how did you transfer the cute graphic to the front of the teabox ?
    I would love to try to do the same on an old small Ikea cubby I got years ago to refresh it a bit.
    Thank you for the inspiration !

    • Larissa says

      Thanks so much. I added the link to the free printables in my post. It’s just a frame I printed on paper and added text. Glued on, and done. woot!

  3. Rebecca - NC says

    Ooohhh!! I just love a box! You always know with a box this pretty that something special is tucked inside. I have little boxes all over and stash so many little things that I’m constantly forgetting what is in them. Then I’m surprised when I lift a lid!!! 😂

    • Larissa says

      You are too cute! 😀 Yes, it’s the little things. tee hee.

  4. susan says

    This is so pretty! Do you have a tutorial on transferring the graphics?

    • Larissa says

      Thanks, Susan! I added the link to the free printables in my post. It’s just a frame I printed on paper and added text. Glued on, and done. woot!

  5. Maria Howard says

    It is so cute!!!

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