Box Makeover #1 - Adding Bling

I love wood boxes and I tend to collect them from all kinds of sources.  This one was a gift:

This was a little jewelry box that someone gave me a long time ago:

This one came filled with an assortment of tea leaves:

and these two were also full of tea leaves:

Cute huh?  Well, yes and no...

I love the last two exactly as they are.  The first three boxes could be so much more!  

So here is Box Makeover #1:

Remember the before:


* A F T E R *

I used spray paint to coat the box without using a primer.  I love that the stripes show through.  To dress it up a bit, I added an broken brooch to the front with my glue gun.

And here it is in my bathroom where it will hold all the extra unpretty stuff that I need near the tub.
Stay tuned for Box Makeover #2 coming up next weekend!



DIY Addict said...

It's beautiful!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Anne, these are things I think about doing, but don't get around to. Great job, and love the bling you've added! thanks for linking up to the party, xo

Martha Kisling said...

Hi Anne - I love your box make over - very creative!

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So nice you collect them! They look very nice and vintage! Love it!

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Geckostone said...

Your box came out lovely and its perfect on your little shelf! I collect boxes too! Deb

LDH said...

Very nice makeover for this little box!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh I love what you've done with the boxes,, great redo.
I'm glad you like the daisy painting, its acyrilic, 24 x26, I used lots of paint on a wide brush, turning the brush as I went through the leaves, loading different greens and yellows.After that ried I actually added the daisies, thick white then alittle shading at the base of the petals,,and of course the centre of the daisy is just a round bruch loaded with all the colors of a diasy bud,, I hope it works outfor you,, thanks for visiting, I tried emailing by mines out right now

gail said...

I love a good box makeover! :)
It's really pretty!

CJ said...

Totally cool. Love the box makeover. I'm thinking silver box makeover.... Inspiring idea.

Thanks for posting.


Jehanne's doodles said...

This is gorgeous! You are so talented!!

bohemiannie! art said...

Awesome makeover!!! I love it. Now I know why I have those boxes in that bin in the corner. :)

High Street Cottage said...

Oh I love what you did with them! Beautiful!

Carola Bartz said...

What a transformation!!! I'm impressed. Great work!

Jennifer@threedogsinagarden said...

Hi Anne, This is quite the transformation! I have a thing for boxes too! As you say, they are great for storage. My favourite box is one from my grandmother and is a bright orange box that once held cigars.

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Ivy and Elephants said...

Now that's the way to add romance! It looks just perfect in your bath. The brooch adds just the right sparkle. Great job!

Kifus said...

Well done, Anne! Love your boxes!

Evelyn said...

Wow, your makeover boxes are great.

Toodie said...

Love it! I never would have thought to do that. Guess I'll start rounding up some boxes now. LOL