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:
@ Thirfty Decor Chick