Harlequin Flatware Chest Makeover

I bet you see wooden flatware chests often during your trips to the thrift store. They make such lovely trinket boxes for collectibles or are perfect set on a coffee table to hide remote controls. Today I'm going to share a masculine Harlequin Flatware Chest Makeover with a surprise waiting inside. This could be used for a men's jewelry or catch-all box.

Wooden Flatware Chest With Decoupaged Top

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.

Wooden Flatware Chest Interior Before

This is how it looked on the outside, rather boring.

Wooden Flatware Chest Exterior Before

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 collectibles.

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 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.

Wooden Flatware Chest with metallic gilded handle

This box would also be great in a Den or Man Cave to store remote controls, playing cards and poker chips, or fine cigars.

Wooden Flatware Chest with decoupaged paper interior

The uses for this box are endless.

Wooden Flatware Chest Interior After

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Creative Way To Repurpose A Wooden Flatware Chest

Wooden Flatware Chest Before and After

So what would you use this repurposed flatware chest for?


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