Turn a vintage box into a keepsake box ~She sent me what~

I’ll admit, I was a little nervous when Jen Rizzo asked me to participate in this crazy fun party! Buying something “interesting” from a thrift store, mailing it off and another blogger does the same for you.

What if I got the Billy Bass Singing Fish or the George Washington Chia Pet or a gold plated toilet seat, yes I was a little worried.  So when my package arrived  I was thrilled to see it was from the talented  My Sweet Savannah.  I slowly opened the box, peaked inside and to my delight were three gorgeous vintage boxes! Phew!

Turn a vintage box into a keepsake box

Thrift store redo

The really neat thing about this is I have no idea if Melanie knows I have three kids. When I saw the three boxes I instantly knew I was going to make something for them.  I was originally going to find a fun fabric but the hindges were going to be a little tricky so I decided to paint and bling them out.

Vintage boxesI simply gave them a very light sand and painted on two coats of paint and primer in one.
Turn a vintage box into a keepsake box

The following day I grabbed some Christmas beads and hot glued the kids initials onto each box.


Next I lined the inside with fabric and voila, a fabulous little box for them to keep all their special trinkets.
Turn a vintage box into a keepsake box
Turn a vintage box into a keepsake box Turn a vintage box into a keepsake box

They were thrilled with the boxes and I was ecstatic I didn’t have to figure out what to do with a gold toilet seat.

You ready for a little peek at what I sent Four Generations One Roof? Head on over to see what she started with and what she turned it into.

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Make sure to check out all the other fabulous bloggers participating, I can’t wait to see what they all came up with!


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My Sweet Savannah
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Four Generations One Roof
Home Stories A to Z
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French Country Cottage
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The Handmade Home
Eclectically Vintage
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  1. Yes, hinges and fabric would be a challenge but I like what you did and your children must be thrilled.

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