Welcome to this month’s DIY Challenge! This month our theme is Trash to Treasure. Which I love because there is nothing better than taking something old, worn or used and making it brand new! Like my trash to treasure tissue box. I’ve been needing a new one in my bath for awhile, so this is the perfect time to making everything old new again.
A quick thanks to Terrie at Decorate And More With Tip for hosting this month.
Also, if you are coming here from Hannah’s, Baggot Farmhouse, Welcome! I’m so happy to have you here!
Now let’s get started.
Thrift Store Find
As soon as Terrie announced our challenge theme I hit my local thrift store.
This sad little tissue box was worn and was in need of a facelift.
However, at only $2.00 it was a perfect project.
Tissue Box Transformation
The first thing I did to the box was give it a good cleaning.
It had grooves running vertically on all sides of the box.
Since I was wanting to paint a design on the face of the box, they had to go.
I filled the grooves with wood filler, let it dry, and then gave it a sand.
This process was repeated several times until all four sides were smooth.
Then several coats of white satin spray paint was given to the box.
Hand Painting the Tissue Box
This is the fabric that I plan on using in my master bathroom.
I wanted the tissue box to compliment it, so I matched acrylic paint to the colors in the fabric.
Last year I painted this waste basket and loved the style so much that I decided to do something similar on my tissue box.
I found a design that I liked, printed it off and taped it in place on my box.
Using erasable transfer paper and a stylus I traced the design onto my box.
Adding Rub N Buff
When adding gold accents, one of my favorite things to use is Rub N Buff.
It’s so easy.
Just rub it on, then give it a good buff with a soft cloth!
Once the gold accents were complete, it was time to paint the design.
Painting the design is super easy when you’ve traced on a design!
Once the design had been painted and allowed to dry, the tissue box was given several light coats of clear spray finish.
I couldn’t be happier with my little trash to treasure tissue box!
It matches my fabric perfectly and will give my bathroom a little something extra!
Now I hope that you will join me in visiting Niky at The House On Silverado. I can’t wait to see what her trash to treasure is!
When you are finished there be sure to go to all of the other bloggers listed below to see what they’ve done!
Until next time…