Thursday, February 14, 2013

A thrifted and made-over wooden box

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I wanted to show you the end result before I showed you this…

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I found this Christmas box at the thrift store…a big fifty cents!  About the only thing it had going for it was that it is all wood and put together well, so it’s sturdy!  I sanded it down a bit, and it took about four days, seems like I sanded off 12-13 layers of paint!

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I had been saving a card I got from my package pal Michelle with the cutest owl she had made on the front!  I cut that puppy out and added it to one side of the box, three of the sides I added this…

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Yup, a vintage dictionary page with my sister Sarah’s last name on that page…

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and her first name on another side…Sarah—Hebrew for Princess!

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And on the last side I painted on chalkboard paint.  I painted the inside because you can see so much of it, it’s a few shades lighter than the outside, because I was trying to use up some paint that I had already.

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Isn’t that owl cute??  I filled the box with some craft supplies, some washi tape, some stitch markers I made like earrings.

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I gave it to Sarah this past weekend with another gift I made which I will post about soon!

I will be linking to these great parties!

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16 comments:

Katie said...

great job on the make over of the wood box!

Crystelle Boutique said...

What a great find for $0.50! And I love how you treated each side completely differently... How fun... so much personalty!

hugs x
Crystelle

Kara @ Petals to Picots said...

What a nice idea! I love the owl :)

Alicia Seeley said...

Super cute!! Visiting from the Sunday Funday Hop, newest follower!!!

Sarah Schultz said...

This is adorable. Thank you for sharing at Sweet Sharing Monday.
Have a great day.

Sarah
http://sarahmschultz.blogspot.com

Donna Wilkes said...

So crafty and clever - it makes a great gift box with the goodies. Love that owl.

Audra @ Renewed Projects said...

What a fun find! Love the makeover and how you personalized it.

Tonna @ USS Crafty said...

Cute box! I love the owl!

Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party
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Someday I'll Learn said...

Thanks so much for sharing. I'd love to have you come link this up to our Teach Me Tuesday Linky - it's brand new and in need of creative contributions! http://www.somedayilllearn.com/2013/02/18/teach-me-tuesday-5/

Schulz Family said...

visiting from craft o maniac. This is just great. Fantastic gift

Lauren said...

Love the owl!! So stinkin' cute. Definitely a great gift idea.

I'd be thrilled if you'd link up at this week's Off the Hook!

Kristen said...

thanks so much for linking up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings. I want to get a box to make this :)

www.ladybug-blessings.com

Tonia L said...

Wow! What an improvement! Thanks for sharing at The Gunny Sack!

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Great transformation!

Shannon Barefoot said...

Super cute makeover - I love the owl. Thanks for sharing this at The Weekly Creative!

Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

Susie Buetow said...

This is adorable!!! What a super idea. Thank you for linking up in our Crafty Showcase last week.

Thanks for sharing!

xoxo Susie @Bowdabra

New Linky
http://bowdabrablog.com/2013/02/23/crafty-showcase-link-up-anything-fun-in-the-craft-project-linky-2/