Flatware Box Makeover – Thrift Store Upcycle Challenge
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It’s time for our monthly challenge of the Thrift Store Upcycle! This month we really lucked out at our local Goodwill. We found a silverware cutlery box for a mere .75 cents! Follow along below and see our wooden flatware box makeover.
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- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
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Here’s the flatware box that we spotted.
Nothing super special, and probably not even very old. We knew the red finish needed to be covered up.
And this red velvet interior needed to be torn out ASAP.
We definitely were fortunate with how easily the velvet was removed – it’s not always this easy with flatware boxes.
Recently, we were each fortunate to be on separate mini beach getaways. It was nice to finally have a moment to relax, recharge our energy and our creativity. The idea for a travel box was born from wanting to collect special memories from all of our travels. Here’s how we did it:
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- Flatware Box
- Paint – Americana Decor Chalky Finish in Vintage and HERE
- Purdy paint brush – THIS one is our favorite
- Vinyl alphabet letters
- Scrapbook paper pages
- Arrow drawer pull
Three sheets of scrapbook paper were cut and used to line the inside of the box. We used the red velvet as our pattern guide.
Three inch vinyl letters were used for our quote “Travel is My Therapy”.
This chalky paint color is so soft and pretty.
We did a test spot because we were afraid of bleed through from the red finish. After 24 hours we were certain that we were okay to go ahead and paint two light coats of paint.
This cute arrow handle was leftover from our project when we made a casserole carrier. We added it to the side for added interest and cuteness 🙂
We will need to sift through our stash but we will fill this box with postcards, mementos and travel photos.
Love this French postcard paper…
Now we are dreaming of our next trips and where our travels will take us!
And now for more thrifty goodness!
Check out what our fellow upcyclers created below!
It is adorable! Love the paper you used for the interior and the quote is perfect, I love to travel.
I like that postcard paper as well. This is a sweet idea to keep those travel momentos and the arrow handle is perfect.
I love it! Love the paper you used to line it. You’ve inspired me to do the same with a flatware box I have. When I recently redid our kitchen I decided to use the silver that was my great grandmother’s for everyday use. What good was it doing stored away😐. It is so beautiful! Now you’ve given me a purpose for the box😃. Thank You! Love you gals❤️
Nice job with this project. I like your creative flair for repurposing.
Great re-do! Love the saying and the arrow pull. Visiting from Thrift Store Challenge.
What a nice idea. I love the soft color of the paint and the postcard paper is perfect. It is a lovely way to remind you of your travels.
What a fabulous keepsake box and transformation! This is awesome! Hugs, CoCo
What a great travel keepsake box! I love the idea of keeping postcards and trinkets from travels in one place.
I love this!! What a beautiful transformation! I should make this for my globe trotting aunt!
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What a creative makeover! Love the quote & the paper is so pretty!
I see these all the time out junking and I pass them up. I love this idea especially since they are usually really nice boxes. Love that arrow!!
Very cute transformation!! I love the paper you chose for the inside.
I often see those red tone flatware boxes at thrift stores. Love what you did. Your paper choice is adorable and so is your arrow handle.
what a truly inspired makeover from the paper inside to the arrow handle! I totally dig it!