Altered Recipe Box: Shabby Chic

Hello, Lysa here today sharing with you my most recent altered project.

I’ve had this very plain wood recipe box sitting in my craft room for quite some time. Knowing me, I probably picked it up at a garage sale and said, “I can rescue that!”

For this project, I turned to my new Craft & You Design “Vintage Time” paper collection and went to work. I covered the outside of the box using Vintage Time 2, adhering it with mod podge. Once dry, I sealed the outside using mod podge to make it more resilient when it comes to fluids since it will be sitting on the kitchen counter. I distressed the edges using Powder Puff chalk ink in Biscotti. I adhered some pearls from my stash.

The front embellishments consist of Prima mulberry flowers, fussy cut images and a “Soulmates” chipboard piece sprayed with Azure Sea Asters Starburst spray. The flowers were sprayed with Lindy’s Stamp Gang “Starburst Sprays” in Azure Sea Asters and Cocklebells Coral. The fussy cut elements were from the “Vintage Time 2”, “Vintage Time 3”, and “Vintage Time 6” papers.

I did make a large handmade rose for the top using the “Vintage Time 5” paper and sprayed with Glory of the Sea Gold starburst spray. The inside of the box was painted with white acrylic paint which I tinted with Lindy’s Stamp Gang’s “Plumeria Pink” magical.

Here are a few more views of the box.

I wanted to show the versatility of the papers. Ever find yourself searching for the right embellishment to match the paper you’ve chosen? When in doubt, make flowers. Here are a few more roses I made in 2″, 1.5″, and 1″ using the “Vintage Time 2” paper. The first image shows the flowers edged with chalk ink, the 2nd image was then sprayed with “Glory of the Sea Gold” Starburst spray.

Thank you so much for looking. I hope this has inspired you to take a plain item and make it come to life.

Happy Crafting!

Supply List:

Craft & You Design- Vintage paper collection
7 Dots Studio- Soulmates Chipboard
Lindy’s Stamp Gang- Plumeria Pink Magical
Lindy’s Stamp Gang- Starburst Sprays
Powder Puff- Biscotti Chalk Ink
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