February 16, 2016

Creative Way to Repurpose a Wooden Flatware Chest

Welcome to another edition of Frugal Decor Tuesday!  This week I'm sharing a Creative Way To Repurpose A Wooden Flatware Chest that is masculine enough for your man to use as a catch-all box.

Wooden Flatware Chest Before and After

This is what it used to look like before I gutted the nasty and smelly innards.

Wooden Flatware Chest Interior Before

Wooden Flatware Chest Exterior Before

If you remember, last week when I shared What To Do With A Couple Of Candlesticks I promised this week's frugal decor would involve diamonds.

Wooden Flatware Chest With Decoupaged Top

Not quite the diamonds you had in mind?

Wooden Flatware Chest Exterior After A Makeover

After a lot of scraping old glue and pieces of velvet cloth, I lined the interior with scrapbook paper. My go-to method for decoupaging paper onto wood is using wallpaper adhesive - rarely do you get bubbles or wrinkles.

Wooden Flatware Chest with decoupaged interior

The exterior was chalk painted in the color Rocky Mountain. Love the name of that paint color considering I live a few hours from the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

The raised portion of the top was also decoupaged with the same diamond scrapbook paper used along the wall of the interior.

It might be hard to see in the pictures but the diamonds have silver metallic flecks and so I replicated that by rubbing the wooden handle with Silver Gilding Wax. Dark wax was applied over the chalk paint and the paper on the top to give it an aged appearance.

Wooden Flatware Chest with metallic gilded handle

I think this box would be great to store remote controls in a den, or to store playing cards and poker chips, a cigar box, or for a watch collection.  Its uses are endless!

Wooden Flatware Chest with decoupaged paper interior

I thought about using it to store thread and bobbins in my sewing room.

Wooden Flatware Chest Interior After

It would look great on a bookcase too.  Or in an older boy's room too to store...whatever it is teen boys collect.

So what would you use this repurposed flatware chest for?

Creative Way To Repurpose A Wooden Flatware Chest

Thank you for joining me for another edition of Frugal Decor Tuesday!

Frugal Decor Tuesday series

Next week's frugal decor might involve fruit.

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