Wooden Flatware Chest Repurposed Into Harlequin Trinket Box
This is what the flatware box used to look like before I gutted the nasty smelly innards.
This is how it looked on the outside, rather boring.
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? The argyle pattern gives it that masculine edge which would make it a great box for rolled ties, a watch collection or other mementos.
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 on the top was also decoupaged with the same argyle scrapbook paper used along the wall of the interior.
It might be hard to see in the pictures but there are silver metallic flecks in the argyle pattern and so I replicated it by rubbing the wooden handle with Silver Gilding Wax. Dark wax was applied over the chalk paint and the paper to give it an aged appearance.
This box would also be great in a Den or Man Cave to store remote controls, playing cards and poker chips, or fine cigars.
The uses for this box are endless.
So what would you use this repurposed flatware chest for?
Next week on Frugal Decor Tuesday I'll be sharing something that involves fruit. I'm sharing this project at the following LINKY PARTIES