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Thrift Store Stenciled Box Makeover

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I am so excited that today is Thrift Store Makeover Day!

 

The thrift store decor team brings you fabulous makeover ideas each month!

 

Last month I didn't participate because we were on vacation in San Francisco, California. It felt good to get back to transforming my stash of thrifty items.

I'm back this month with this…….

Thrift Store Stenciled Box Makeover

 

Thrift Store Stenciled and Hand-painted Box makeover by Our Southern Home #thriftstoremakeover #diy

 

I adore storage boxes and chests whenever I can find them at thrift stores. They are great for storage! 

I use mine for:

  • photo Christmas Cards
  • all of our birthday cards, Mother's Day and Father's Day cards
  • TV and electronic remotes
  • coupons and gift cards
  • desk supplies
  • chalkboard supplies
  • and more

 

Thrift Store Stenciled and Hand-painted Box makeover by Our Southern Home #thriftstoremakeover #diy

 

This was really a simple makeover. It's part free-hand and stencil. (Contains affiliate links)

I cleaned the box in preparation for paint with just some Lysol wipes. I decided that the hinged lid was perfect for a little vine motif. I used a ruler to mark the center of each side. I then copied the design from a picture frame that I had. 

It was really very simple. I didn't want it to look perfect, but more vintage.

I drew out the design with pencil on the front and 2 sides. I then simply painted the design with white acrylic craft paint using an artist brush

I pulled out my collection of French Stencils (similar).

You don't have to use all of a stencil. I just used the No. 7 part. I used the same paint applying it with this stencil brush.

 

Thrift Store Stenciled and Hand-painted Box makeover by Our Southern Home #thriftstoremakeover #diy

 

Let it dry thoroughly. Then take some fine grit sand paper and lightly distress what you've painted white. The box isn't perfect, so I wanted the stencil and design to be imperfect to create that vintage look.

Also on OSH!  Shutter Jewelry Organizer

 

Thrift Store Stenciled and Hand-painted Box makeover by Our Southern Home #thriftstoremakeover #diy

 

I'm going to use this box to store tickets and trinkets from our travels. Our San Francisco trip is the perfect time to start. See that little fan? It's from Chinatown in San Francisco.

 

Thrift Store Stenciled and Hand-painted Box makeover by Our Southern Home #thriftstoremakeover #diy

 

One thing that really made the box look fabulous was spraying it with a coat of matte sealer

 

Thrift Store Stenciled and Hand-painted Box makeover by Our Southern Home #thriftstoremakeover #diy

 

Thrift Store Stenciled and Hand-painted Box makeover by Our Southern Home #thriftstoremakeover #diy

 

Thrift Store Stenciled and Hand-painted Box makeover by Our Southern Home #thriftstoremakeover #diy

 

Thrift Store Stenciled and Hand-painted Box makeover by Our Southern Home #thriftstoremakeover #diy

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Now let's check out what the other member of the team have transformed!

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5 Comments

  1. I love collecting wooden boxes too! I can never pass one up, but then I never really know what to do with them. 🙂
    I love how your stenciled box came out Christy! Beautiful job.

    gail

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