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“Take this little thought from me, You are what I want to be, All the kindly deeds you do, You are the finest of the fine, Good, old loyal friends of mine.”
From: Romantic Prairie Style, Fifi O’Neill
I love Romantic Farmhouse style. It is embedded in my heart with its chippy furniture, soft beautiful colors, and rusty pieces. It brings me inspiring energy from days gone by.
Because I love old worn pieces so much I really try hard to replicate them. I don’t always see the wonderful patina on items that I like so I just tweak them a little bit. Today I want to share with you how I put a wonderful old patina on a new old hat box that I purchased from Good Will. You can use any sturdy box that you have.
Here is the sweet little box that I used. I wanted this to be a little on the French Nordic side.
I used these two colors of chalk paint, and Rust – Oleum decorative glaze in java brown and Vintage Market White Silk wax.
First I painted the whole outside of the box with the darker chalk paint first, then let it dry. Next, I brushed on the lighter color sparingly around the whole box. See the photos for example. The box had some glue on it and torn in a few places but this just added to the patina that I love. Then I brushed on the glaze around the edges and into any cracks or imperfections that I could see, then wiped it down with a wet rag. This really adds to the great rustic look that I love. I then let it dry really good.
After the box was good and dry I used some stencils that I bought from Amazon and went to work with a brown acrylic paint. I let that dry good, then used some fine sandpaper and sanded over the stenciling. The I used the wax all over the box, a little goes a long way. I had an old piece of rope that I threaded through the holes for the handle. I chose not to paint the inside because I liked it the way it was.
I was thrilled with how it turned out. Not only is it going to be fun for vignettes, but also for storing items.
You can use any box shape to re-purpose, as long as it is a nice strong sturdy box. I will be keeping my little stash of vintage lace in this box.
If you enjoyed what you saw here today please pin the above collage. 🙂 Follow along with me on Pintrest for a lot of other fun ideas.
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Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings-the heart of our home
Inspiration Monday Party @ What Meegan Makes
Make It Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House
Show and Share @ Coastal Charm
Something to talk about @Karen’s Upon the Hill
Inspire me Monday @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Mod Mix Monday @ Mod Vintage Life
The Scoop @ Cedar Hill Farm
Trash to Treasures Tuesday @ Kammy’s Korner
Roses of Inspiration @ The Enchanting Rose
Let’s talk Vintage @ Bella Rosa Antiques
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Through Life
Vintage Inspiration Party @ My Salvaged Treasure
WOW @ Savvy Southern Style
Moon Light and Mason Jars @ Cherished Bliss
What’s it’s Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants
Before and After Wednesday @ The Dedicated House
Treasure Hunt Thursday @ From My Front Porch to Yours
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Cup with Mrs. Olson
Share your Style @ The Essence of Home
Blog Hop @ Katherine’s Corner
Idea Box @ Mila’s Little Things
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Shabbilicious Friday Link Party @ Shabby Art Boutique
Home Sweet Home Party @ The Charm of home
Anythings Blue Friday @ The Dedicated House
Home Matters Linky Party @ Life with Lorelai
Simply Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme
Friday’s Furniture Fix @ Patina Paradise
Pretty Pintastic Party @ Seeking Lavender Lane
Upcycled Linky Party @ Funky Junk
Inspiration Spotlight @ Dear Creatives.com
Sunday’s at Home @ Thoughts from Alice
Silver Pennies Sunday @ Silver Pennies