Round Wooden Box Sunflower Table

May 11, 2022

Photo of a large round wooden box with lid from the consignment shop.
I found this rustic round wooden box with lid at a local consignment shop.  I paid $10. It reminds me of a cheese box, but it's a lot taller than most of the cheese boxes I find. 

See the makeover of this box below, along with another installment of our Thrift Store Decor Team's monthly party!

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Photo of a round wooden box being painted with black latex paint.
The box had been stained but I really didn't like it. 

I opted to paint the bottom of the box with Rustoleum Painters Touch Flat Black paint.

Photo of a large wooden black box painted with black paint.
Even though the Rustoleum is called flat black, it still has a pretty shiny finish compared to my Dixie Belle Paints.  

I decided to paint the second coat with Dixie Belle Chalk Paint in Caviar.  The Rustoleum worked well as a primer so I didn't have to use as much chalk paint.

I didn't paint the cover.

Photo of a sunflower stencil.
I think I purchased this Artminds Sunflower Stencil a year or two ago at Michaels.

It's not available on line any longer, but you may be able to find it at a Michael's store.

The size of the sunflower was perfect for my round box lid.  I used this stencil on a pillow cover last year HERE.

First, I taped the center portion off with blue painter's tape. 

I then pounced on the flower's center with Dixie Belle Chalk Paint in Caviar.

After the center paint was dry, I taped around the inside of the petals with more tape.  The taping makes stenciling so much easier in close quarters.

I pounced on this stencil using Dixie Belle in Colonel Mustard.

Here is my finished box lid.

I thought my box had a musty smell so I brushed a water based poly on the insides of the box.  This took care of the odor.  I then sprayed three coats of Rustoleum Clear Matte Sealer.

Photo of hairpin legs added to a round box bottom.
I usually purchase my hairpin legs at Hobby Lobby but they were out of stock online.

I found a set of four on Amazon that worked just as well.  I didn't use the screws that came with set as they were too long for the bottom board.

I like the way my table turned out.

I plan to use the table on my covered patio this summer.

I am planning a sunflower themed summer patio, including the galvanized sign on the left, that I made last fall, HERE.

More sunflower projects to come.

NOW, for the May Thrift Store Decor Team.  Be sure and check out all of these fun projects including a stool, 2 vases, a cake pan, a mirror, a dresser, a dragonfly and a porch sign makeover, and a lampshade.

Photo collage of Thrift Store Decor Team's projects.

Farmhouse Bar Stool Makeover

DIY Nautical Farmhouse Planter

Making Boho Vases from Clear Glass Vases

DIY Frosted Seaglass Vase

Spray Paint a Trumeau Mirror

How to Strip & Bleach Wood Furniture

Metal Garden Dragonfly Refresh

Lampshade Makeover Idea for Front Porch

DIY Welcome Porch Sign

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  1. What a unique wooden box! The sunflower is perfect on it. Great tutorial Carlene! It would look amazing on my front porch 😉 Pinned!

  2. I've always wanted to use hairpin legs on something. Very cute idea!

  3. This is such a cute idea, I love the legs of the table. Everything is going to look so pretty this summer with all of the sunflowers!

  4. Very clever idea! I like it! - Briana from Texas

  5. Carlene,
    I love how your wooden box turned table looks! That stencil is so darn cute. I loke those legs too!

  6. Love that you added legs and love the sunflower!

  7. Oh my goodness! Those legs! I am loving your timeless sunflower theme!

  8. This is so creative! I just love the added touch of the short legs for a porch table. Would be perfect on our screened porch to house a few games. The added touch of the stencil is so cute!!!


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