This is what it used to look like before I gutted the nasty and smelly innards.
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.
Not quite the diamonds you had in mind?
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.
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.
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!
I thought about using it to store thread and bobbins in my sewing room.
So what would you use this repurposed flatware chest for?
Thank you for joining me for another edition of Frugal Decor Tuesday!
Next week's frugal decor might involve fruit.
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