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A few months ago I stumbled across a flatware box at Goodwill and couldn’t resist buying it for just $2. I had admired flatware boxes that my friends Christy from Confessions of a Serial-Do-It-Yourselfer and Nancy from Artsy Chicks Rules had made over and I was eager to see what I could do with this one. (Search flatware boxes on Christy and Nancy’s blogs to see their projects.)
I started by ripping out the blue felt on the inside of the box. I then soaked towels with water to loosen the paper stuck to the lid and bottom. After some scrubbing, it was all gone. I used a razor blade to scrape off the felt that was firmly glued to the sides of the box.
I painted both the inside and the outside of the box with several coats of Cashmere by The Plaster Paint Company. To jazz up the inside of the box, I used Mod Podge to glue Virginia map pieces to the box lid and bottom. A coat of Mod Podge over the maps sealed them into place.
It’s hard to see in the picture but I used lime wax in chalk white to accent the painted box.
I recently treated myself to a Silhouette Cameo and used it to cut “Adventure Awaits” out of white vinyl. I love this Dawn Nicole design and if you have a Silhouette, it’s a free cut file. I am brand new to using a Silhouette and can’t wait to use it for more projects like this one.
For now I’m displaying it in my living room on my dad’s mid-century stereo.
I’m so pleased with how this turned out and will definitely be keeping my eye open for more flatware boxes to makeover.
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