Vintage Perfume and Chalk Paint

                        
I have two matching wood boxes that I bought 5 years ago to display in my bookcases.  The brown and gold boxes no longer fit in with my cottage-style look, so makeover time!!

I was inspired by Myric, from Petites Passions who had just made over a galvanized vase with a Graphics Fairy image that I fell in love with.  To see Myric's post, click HERE  So I took the first box and painted it with a chalk paint creamy white and then I distressed it heavily.
BEFORE

I used two of the same label, one mod podged on the front and one on the top, and then I wiped some aqua paint lightly over the top of the whole box.




 I love it!!
Box #2
BEFORE
I painted it with a cream base and then dry-brushed with aqua over the top.  I went through the Graphics Fairy site until I found another rose label.  This one had two parts to it, the label and then a border with the company's initials inscribed in the center.



Gotta love the Graphics Fairy and Mod Podge!!  I quite love both of these boxes now.  So much better than the dark brown and they fit into my new decorating scheme.

Have a fabulous and creative week!


64 comments:

  1. Anne, This is another one of my favourite projects. I LOVE what you did with these two boxes. They are so pretty and romantic now. Great job!!

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  2. Anne, Love how you created these boxes. The paint and graphic prints are perfect.

    Jody

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  3. Love these Anne! I can see why you dont ever sleep.. you have too many great projects to create :)

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  4. your new/redecorated boxes are just lovely.

    Hugs,
    Penny

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  5. Cute. I'm in the process of redoing some boxes my late grandmother left me. I hadn't considered adding a graphic. Thanks for another idea!

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  6. Wow, Ann! Those are gorgeous! I love all of them!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  7. Hi, Anne

    I love how the boxes turned out and the living room looks great too.

    Vanessa

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  8. I love them both! What a great way to recycle those home decor items. Blessings, Tammy

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  9. Anne, I love them...you did a wonderful job and they took on a such a completely different look....

    I just got back from a Annie Sloan dealer to get paint for my next project, since the first one was so much fun...I am getting addicted..I wonder if there is something in that paint????...

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  10. Stunning! What a great job, Anne! Love them!

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  11. Those came out so cute! I have not tried adding graphics to anything, but I sure like those!!

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  12. Your boxes are stunning. The turquoise wash on the first box is sensational.

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  13. Those boxes are adorable! And I see you used those beautiful labels from graphic's fairy!

    Have a lovely weekend!

    xoxo
    Myric

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  14. I have a love for boxes like this and am loving what you did to yours!!

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  15. These came out so wonderful! I've been going through all the pillow posts and every other one talks about The Graphics Fairy ...

    ... I may need to visit and see if there is a graphic that I may need to transfer to some drop cloth ...

    :)

    Linda

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  16. I can't believe they are the same boxes. What a difference! I am getting so many ideas through this blogging. I just need to make a start! Think I'll follow you and get some more! Joan

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  17. Wonderful do over, they don't look like the same boxes! Love the colors that you painted them!

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  18. Wow, this is a stunning makeover! I love the color and the graphics you chose. Very nice and such an inspiration!

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  19. Your works are simply delicoius!!
    Have a nice week end
    Silvia

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  20. Love the boxes! Love the labels! Love the colors! I am inspired!

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  21. So pretty! What a beautiful job (as usual)! :)

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  22. This box turned out really nice, it looks shabby and elegant. I love it!

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  23. Anne,
    This box makeover turned out great.The paint and that graphic too.
    Anne

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  24. Hei!The white paint just makes miracles :)Happy to visit your blogg:)
    Gretings from Finland and wellcome to visit my decorating blogg SisustEllen <3

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  25. your box makeover turned out amazing. your boxes look sooooo much better now. I love the shabby chic touch to them. I've taken quite a few graphics myself from the Graphics Fairy.
    And, I nearly forgot to mention your newly painted turquoise door from your previous post. great color choice: it really brightens up your room.
    rita

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  26. Soooo pretty, Anne! I love them! What color aqua paint is that. It's really a gorgeous shade! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  27. Anne! These are such great upgrades. So pretty, from such a basic beginning. Love them!

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  28. How pretty these are...so charming and they fit in perfectly with your new decorating scheme. What a great idea!

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  29. These look amazing! You are a whiz with the paint. Now they are just perfect on your newly painted cases. Great job! Thanks for sharing your talent with us.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  30. Cute change to the boxes! I'm following you too now, on LF. Little Bit from www.DecorateWithaLittleBit.com

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  31. That is such a pretty project~those boxes turned out amazing!!

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  32. Wow what a transformation!! You did such a great job and they really did turn out so pretty!!

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  33. What a difference! Always such good work! I love seeing what you are up to! Thank you for sharing at Meet Me Monday. Love, Me www.youaretalkingtoomuch.com

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  34. Oh that is just so lovely! I love the lighter color and of course the graphics are beautiful! Great job!

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  35. Both of your boxes are fantastic! I've done similar projects, and am always looking for something that I can paint, distress, and use the wonderful graphics on. Thanks for sharing!

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  36. These are just gorgeous. I love your graphic choices and your painting and distressing technique; these boxes look so authentically old and worn. Really love them!

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  37. Oh, how lovely! I think I'm going to have to break down and buy some chalk paint; I keep seeing such lovely distressing with it!

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  38. Your box turned out so pretty! Three cheers for the graphics fairy!!

    Deborah

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  39. Thanks so much for linking up your posts on Simple & Sweet Fridays. You always think of these wonderful projects. It's always a surprise what you'll create next.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Jody

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  40. Anne, this is gorgeous, and I hope you will link it up at Cowgirl Up tonight (or tomorrow) since I LOVE it!! It's amazing how different it looks after you painted it and added the graphics.

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  41. OMGosh! Those turned out beautiful!! Thank you for sharing. Also, thank you for the visit and sweet comment @TheDedicatedHouse. It means the world. Wishing you a grand evening. Toodles, Kathryn

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  42. Isn't chalk paint awesome? :-) I love how your boxes came out with the light wash of aqua paint over the creamy chalk paint :-)

    Kelly

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  43. I do love the graphics fairy and mod podge! Nice job on the boxes Anne!
    gail

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  44. The boxes turned out beautifully.

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  45. I love what you did to the boxes! The graphics were the perfect final touch!

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  46. They look totally different now, Anne! What a great makeover!

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  47. Hi Anne
    What creativity, I must try it sometime...Thanks for sharing...
    Blessings Lori

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  48. Your boxes look great, I love that graphic and colors you used for the boxes!

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  49. What beautiful boxes! Chalk paint plus a graphic is a knockout every time. Well done, and thanks for linking up!

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  50. Anne, I love these box makeovers soooo much! It was a simple, but lovely change that enabled you to use them once again in your decor. :-) Sue

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  51. These are so beautiful! Amazing what a little paint can do...

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  52. Beautiful transformation--so pretty and updated. Thanks for linking up.

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  53. That is definitely the perfect makeover for that little box. And I just had the pleasure of meeting Karen the Graphics Fairy at SNAP! She is a real sweetheart. Have you shared your box makeover with her?

    Thanks for joining the DIY Talent Parade

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  54. It turned out beautifully! It actually reminds me of one my mom used to have!

    I love how you re-do all the details! I do the same thing. The tiniest things start to bother me in my own house.

    Hope you had a great weekend!
    --Katie

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  55. Oh my goodness, this is just lovely. Well done!!! Hugs

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  56. Beautiful job, Anne! Love the soft colors! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  57. Wow, Anne! You can't even tell that is the same box! Very lovely! great job.:) Thank you so much for linking this up to Rustic Restorations Weekend!

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  58. What an amazing transformation to your boxes. So creative and so different.judy

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