So I know it’s actually Monday but I couldn’t do the DIY project I had planned for yesterday due to a lack of the right kind of scissors (random but will make sense when I finally do the post!) but today’s is worth waiting for in my humble opinion!
So I had a touch of the ‘Monday blues’ today and so I thought I would do a bit of shopping (whoever said money can’t buy happiness!?)! I stopped by my local charity shop and saw this lovely wooden box. I have to warn you I have a bit of a thing for trinket boxes and the like (I will probably do a post about them one day…I have an unnecessary amount that I mostly picked up at charity shops!).
Anyway the box was gorgeous and only £1.45. However the top had been bleached by the sun and had a few marks that didn’t want to come out. So I thought I would paint it! I had a nosey round our shed and I found some left over paint from when my dad and brothers painted our Wendy House. This gorgeous Tiffany Blue colour that I really adore.
So here is how I did it:
Put box on newspaper to stop any yucky messiness.
One layer of paint.
Two layers of paint.
I love this box. It has pride of place on my dressing table. When I finished it I momentarily thought “hey this would be a great Christmas present for someone” but I liked it too much to give it away! All for £1.45!
I can’t wait to find more things to ‘upcycle’! Maybe a stool or a little bookshelf or something…
Have you done any upcycling recently?
P.S. Boots Treat Street Blog featured me in their outfit picks of the week! You can check it out here!