Thrift Store Stacked Box Makeover

March 09, 2022

I found this stack of country boxes with lids at our local thrift shop for $4.

Of course, I gave them a makeover!  Read on to see the box transformations, AND nine other thrift shop projects from the Thrift Store Decor Team!

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First, I wiped the boxes down with a damp rag, mostly to remove dust, and then painted the boxes, both tops and bottoms with Dixie Belle Chalk Paint.

I chose three shades of Dixie Belle Chalk PaintDrop ClothDried Sage, and Burlap.

I brushed on two coats of each.
I then pulled out three inexpensive stencils recently purchased at Walmart and/or Michaels.  The above  Waverly stencil from Walmart cost me $1.97.

And finally, this Walmart Waverly stencil was also $1.97.  These three small floral stencils will be used on the lids of my boxes.

For my box fronts, I chose to add some of my Redesign With Prima Classic Vintage Labels transfers.  These labels are pretty easy to find on Etsy, and easy to apply to box fronts with the enclosed rectangular stick.

I centered the stencils on the box lids and swirled them on using Fusion Mineral Paint in Ash.

I think the decor transfer labels coordinate nicely with the stencils.  Flowers and scrolly designs!

Here are the three stenciled box lids.

And, here are the Classic Vintage Label decor transfers rubbed onto my box fronts.  I waxed the boxes with Dixie Belle Best Dang Wax in Clear.

I hung the lid from the smallest box, and filled it with brown paper shreds (Dollar Tree) and a spring bird's nest.

Information on the cutting board project on the left can be found HERE.

I like these three paint colors with neutral spring decorations.

I poly-ed some peat pots, and use them in my spring decor.  Polyurethane darkened the pots and added a small sheen.

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Now for the March Thrift Shop Decor Team's March Blog Party projects!

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  1. What a fabulous new look! The European style is just so pretty and soft!

  2. WOW what a transformation- just gorgeous!

  3. What a beautiful makeover, you would never know they were the same boxes! Love them

  4. I love the colors you painted the boxes and those stencils are so pretty!

  5. This is a great makeover Carlene! I have two thrifted boxes in my craft room that I've started to paint. Maybe I should add some stencil designs too! Pinned

  6. Every time I come here to leave a comment I fall down the rabbit hole of Prima stuff on Etsy! But anyhow, your boxes turned out super cute! I used to have a round set of boxes very similar to those and I think they ended up at the thrift store too. I should have kept them!


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