Being a home decor blogger causes you to think outside of the box (yes..the pun was intended…) I know I’m not the only one who walks through Ikea, TJ Maxx or even better the Goodwill and sees a future project around every corner. That’s how I felt when I found this box at the Goodwill for $2.00.
I immediately knew it had a new life lurking in there somewhere. A more sophisticated life. One that had experienced things, been places. It spoke to me and said, “Please buy me for $2.00 and make me a vintage wine box Heather… I have faith in you.”
First I spray painted several coats onto the box in a lovely yellow shade. We are freshening up our deck and I have decided to add some yellow decor elements.
Of course to see it’s full potential as a wine box it must have a wine box label. Enter Karen, The Graphics Fairy. I sprinkled a little fairy dust over my laptop and came up with this amazing vintage wine label.
I am not the most artistic person so I knew I needed a way to transfer the image without involving me having to draw, color or otherwise recreate the graphic myself in anyway. I decided on this tissue paper method and it worked great!
Here’s a step by step collage
After the mod podge application dried, I aged the box by sanding down the paint on the outer corners and along edges where natural wear would take place. I touched these placed with a dark brown stain and applied several coats of a clear polyurethane to protect from water damage since this will be outside.
I purchased 8 tin buckets at my beloved Ikea for .99 each and rescued 8 little plants from my local grocery store that were 50% off. Am I the only flower rescuer out there? I just can’t stand to see those pitiful little flowers all dried out and abandoned. I love to bring them home and nurture them back to their full potential…hey wait there seems to be a theme here!
I love my faux wine box planter!
I am so pleased that the vision I had for this Goodwill find came to life…I think my little box is happy too!
What great finds have you been transforming? Hope you’ve been inspired to see the potential in the humblest of objects!