Monday, July 23, 2012

Wood Box

Facts: Wood box, $1, endless possibilities...

This is what I came home with a couple of weeks ago...RN asked me why I bought "this"!
Well, let me tell you.
I saw this with my eyes 
and I saw this with my mind

Fair enough.
Now here is what I did...
 Clean and scrub the box. Inside and outside!
I was going to sand it down...but I cannot find the sander. Asked RN where he put it...even if he never used it. EVER. But he knows where it goes...and so should I. (that's what he told me! as he laughs uncontrollably).
Long story short, I end up sanding it down a little with a sanding block, then the high hiding primer came to the rescue!

 That's the way to go!
A little tip for you. Between coats, put your handy dandy paint brush in a ziplock and store it in your fridge until you are ready to use it for the next coat. It will save you time to clean the brush. (don't do this if you are using oil paint)
Then it was time to get carbon copy paper and transfer this "Coffee and tea" label.

Then on with paint and "artist" brush

And the finished work
Add tea stash
 Now, I am going to relax and sip on some ICED tea! (I wish!)
Until my next project...

Stay Frugal,

Linking to
DIY Show Off
Between Naps on the Porch
Coastal Charm
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Krafty Kat
Savvy Southern Style
The Shabby Creek Cottage
The Frugal Girls
At The Picket Fence
The Prudent Pantry
It's Overflowing


Libby said...

Oooh, you're a tea drinker too! This is a great makeover project. Love the tea label. Fantastic. :-)

Kelly said...

What a great makeover project! I love how it turned out. I love typography anyway. You made it look so easy. I will have to remember that carbon paper trick. I do that paint brush trick all the time, btw. I forgot where I learned it, but it has saved me on several occasions!

~ Liz ~ said...

Amazing what an ugly little box can become with the right eyes and imagination. It's perfect.

Crystal @ 29 Rue House said...

Very cool! I love how you had carbon paper handy!

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

I would have had a hard time seeing past the giant cherries! You've got a great eye and I love how your new tea box turned out.


Designing Domesticity said...

Really cute. Definitely a good find. So useful. You can never have enough creative storage solutions, at least in my mind. Thanks for sharing, liz

Michelle@ Learning to Be a Mom said...

So cute. I am the person who would see that box in a thrift store and think I could do something really cool with it, but then not be able to think of anything to actually do.:)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That's cute. Tell him to just let you do what you do without questions!

Kathie said...

I do the same thing with my paint brushes! Love how you did those letters. Thanks for linking up to the Gettin' Krafty party!

susan@avintagefarmwife said...

So how did you transfer the letters? Wondering if you have a special technique.So cute!

Donna Wilkes said...

Came over from Shabby Creek. From terribly ugly to terrifically cute! (and practical too!)

Distressed Donna Down Home

Lisa Nelsen-Woods said...

I like this idea! I'm a tea junkie too.

DIY Show Off said...

Fellow tea drinker (all day long) and this is adorable!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This is amazing!! I am hosting a Giveaway to win a 50 dollar gift card to the store HomeGoods. It would be great if you stopped by and entered. Thanks Anu