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:

B E F O R E
                            

* 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.

20 comments:

  1. 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

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

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


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

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  6. Very nice makeover for this little box!

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  7. 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

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

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

    Thanks for posting.

    ~CJ

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  10. This is gorgeous! You are so talented!!

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

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  12. Oh I love what you did with them! Beautiful!

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

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  14. 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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  15. Beautiful!!

    Aimee @ ItsOverflowing.com

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

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  17. Well done, Anne! Love your boxes!

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  18. Wow, your makeover boxes are great.

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

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