Upcycling Fun With A Thrift Shop Recipe Box And Stripes

 I found this double wide, oak recipe box at a Goodwill shop in the Twin Cities.

How about the large "rainbow trout" knob on top?


(When you click on the bold Amazon, Old Sign Stencils or Dixie Belle Paint Company affiliate links you will be taken to the products I use for this project. If you order it does not change the price or service at all. As an Amazon Affiliate, Old Sign Stencils Affiliate or Dixie Belle Paint Affiliate, I earn from qualifying purchases.)


 I wanted to give it both a new look AND a new purpose.

 After washing the recipe box with hot, soapy Dawn Dish Soap and a rag, I brushed on a couple of coats of Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Caviar. 

I used a cheap sponge brush to apply the paint.

For this project, I chose both the skinny FROGTAPE Multi-Surface Painter's Tape for the sides of the box, and the wider 1.88" FROG TAPE  for the lid. I have tried stripes before using blue painter's tape with mixed results. (but mostly always some bleed under)

I put the first piece of tape in the center of the area, and work my way each way using a ruler.

I used a sponge brush to apply Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Fluff on the stripes.

I also painted the bottom of the box.

Upcycling Fun With A Thrift Shop Recipe Box And Stripes #dixiebellepaint #frogtape #upcycle #stripes #thriftshopfinds
This is the box lid with stripes, and a new plain knob.

I waxed the box with Dixie Belle Best Dang Wax in Clear. 


Upcycling Fun With A Thrift Shop Recipe Box And Stripes #dixiebellepaint #frogtape #upcycle #stripes #thriftshopfinds
The lid actually stays open and erect, so I striped the inside lid too.  The box worked well for display.

Upcycling Fun With A Thrift Shop Recipe Box And Stripes #dixiebellepaint #frogtape #upcycle #stripes #thriftshopfinds
The front view is nice,

Upcycling Fun With A Thrift Shop Recipe Box And Stripes #dixiebellepaint #frogtape #upcycle #stripes #thriftshopfinds
BUT, the profile is awesome!

Upcycling Fun With A Thrift Shop Recipe Box And Stripes #dixiebellepaint #frogtape #upcycle #stripes #thriftshopfinds


Upcycling Fun With A Thrift Shop Recipe Box And Stripes #dixiebellepaint #frogtape #upcycle #stripes #thriftshopfinds
Have you tried paint stripes with tape?


Thanks for visiting!


Follow Me

   FacebookInstagram  Pinterest subscribe

Get Posts Delivered by Email:


Comment with Facebook

No comments

Thanks for your comments! I respond to most comments by email unless anonymous or no reply blogger. I also have a facebook comment box.
By leaving a comment you are consenting to your email being collected for communication purposes only. Your privacy is important to me.