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:

Jennifer said...

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!!

Jody and Stan said...

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

Jody

Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com said...

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

Pellie / Penny said...

your new/redecorated boxes are just lovely.

Hugs,
Penny

Elyse said...

These are just lovely Anne!

A Vintage Fairy said...

I love them, very pretty!

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Very nice!

Teresa@SagebrushRidge said...

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!

Cindy said...

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

Vanessa said...

Hi, Anne

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

Vanessa

Tammy Partin Spangler said...

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

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

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????...

Kifus said...

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

Amber Lyon Ferguson said...

Fabby!

Fox Hollow Cottage said...

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

Ann said...

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

myric andreasen said...

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

Have a lovely weekend!

xoxo
Myric

Anonymous said...

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

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

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

pembrokeshire lass said...

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

Something Nice and Pretty said...

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

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

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

Shabby soul said...

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

Suzanne@thriftstoredecorjunky said...

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

DIY Show Off said...

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

Erika said...

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

Anne said...

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

SisustEllen said...

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

Rita said...

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

Heaven's Walk said...

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

xoxo laurie

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

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

La Vie Quotidienne said...

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

Ivy and Elephants said...

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

Meg said...

These look great!!

Little Bit said...

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

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

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

Alicia@ eco friendly homeaking said...

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

Youaretalkingtoomuch.com said...

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

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

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

Sharing Shadymont said...

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!

Laurel Stephens said...

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!

Mrs. Handyverger said...

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!

Green Willow Pond said...

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

Deborah

Jody and Stan said...

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

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

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.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

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

DTTD imagine.design.create said...

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

gail wilson said...

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

PinkPeony said...

The boxes turned out beautifully.

Cristina Garay said...

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

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Oh I love these! So pretty.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

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

All Things Chic 2 said...

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

Lorrie said...

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

Tisha said...

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

Sue said...

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

Debby said...

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

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

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

- Brittany aka Pretty Handy Girl said...

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

Katie Goldsworthy said...

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

Katherines Corner said...

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

Heaven's Walk said...

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

xoxo laurie

Tammy said...

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!

20 North Ora said...

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