Thursday, July 28, 2011

Not just a box, part 2

Well, I have already posted about what I did with part of the box.  Here is a reminder of before.

Here is what I did with the biggest part of the box.  All ready to house some fresh flowers.

Now, I just had to think of what I could do with the lid.  So, I had to think and think and think.  Finally, it came to me.  I decided it should become a tray to catch mail.  After a trip to The Graphics Fairy blog to get a free graphic, here is what the lid turned into.

I painted the lid with Old White chalk paint.  I applied the graphic by covering the back of the paper using a pencil.  Then I flipped it over and traced it to transfer it onto the lid.  I knew there was no way I could paint it on.  I did the next best thing.  I grabbed a marker I used for scrapbooking and traced the pencil marks.  I applied a clear wax followed by a dark wax.  I'm pretty happy with the end result.

Here it is ready to be filled with mail, keys, and probably a happy meal toy or two. 

I couldn't resist showing off the paper roses I made. 

What do you think of the once box now transformed into two pieces? 

I'm planning to share this project over at:

Stuff and Nonsense   French Country Cottage  @ Thirfty Decor Chick


  1. That is fantastic and I love the chest the tray is sitting on.

  2. Oh I LOVE what you did with the lid! That graphic is fantastic! LOVE LOVE the paper roses!

  3. Oh my gosh, gorgeous classy and simple all at the same time! -LOVE- it!


  4. Hello Julie.
    I am in love with your paper rose. They are so lovely, Thank you for visiting my blog.

    Julie in Downunder. x

  5. Love those paper roses, Julie! I think you definitely got your monies worth out of that box! Two things for the price of one ~ can't beat that.

  6. Absolutely gorgeous! Glad you thought of sharing the paper roses. I love it.Pinning it. Thanks for sharing.


  7. absolutely love this tray... what a great idea. I want one! :)

  8. I love the little roses. Great idea to split the box in two. this is why I can never get anything done around here.....I hop from one great idea to the next.

  9. Love your projects; those roses are beautiful.

  10. What a great project! Love it! The roses are beautiful!


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