Monday, 18 June 2012

From Shabby to Chic #3

A month or two ago I posted about this blanket box I brought.

It just needed a fresh coat of paint to brighten it up.
The base of the box was abit grubby and marked...

... Before

... and After.

I used Rustoleum primer and Heirloom white to spray the base and left the lid as was.

I picked up this pin board for just £1 in a Charity shop. I thought it would be useful in the craft room, but it needed a bit of a face lift first.

... Before

.... and After.

For this I used paint left over from recent bedside cupboard makeover. I hot glued buttons to flat drawing pins and ta-dah! Finished!
It is now the home for all the cards and letters I have been lucky enough to receive from my lovely bloggy friends.

Lots of Love


  1. Love the blanket box, I got a bargain one when I moved in and painted the base blue, but i think i may change it again soon.

  2. Hello sweet Katie, The blanket box looks beautiful! A fresh coat of paint can do wonders! The pin board looks lovely too! I think it is so sweet you made it a home for all of the cards and letters from your bloggy friends! Thank you for your lovely comment! I would love to see your china! Thank you so much for asking me if I would like to participate in your swap. As much as I would love to say yes, I will have to say no. I have a bit of stress in my life, that I need to work out, as it is effecting my health, so I need to be careful what I commit to. I know it would be fun though. I do hope you can find a partner for Sandi!!! Lots of love to you dear girl, Paula xo

  3. Wow your blanket box looks like new. You've done an amazing job. Love the pin board looks lovely with all your crafty things on it. Have a crafty week. Ali x

  4. great job! It is lovely to give something old a new lease of life and i love your pin board too :o)
    love jooles x

  5. WOW! It's amazing what a little paint can do! Your treasures are fabulous. I love the blanket box and what a great find. Your TLC has done justice for this beautiful box. Your cards are well displayed on your awesome find. Great PRICE! And your creativity is now showing off love and appreciation from others. GREAT JOB!

  6. Hiya Katie,
    I agree with Jooles's comment, It is always wonderful to give old charming things a new lease of life....
    It reminds me of a old Ottomen,my gran used to own....
    Loved the pin board too!
    Have a happy week!
    Maria x

  7. You've done a lovely job, I'm pleased you kept the fabric as it's really lovely. X

  8. wow the paint has made a massive difference! it looks lush

  9. Hi Katie, looks like you've been very busy! Good luck with your swap xx

  10. Great Makeovers! You sure have been busy with the paint brush.

    I love your bulletin board..I can see the card etc that I sent you, Awe..that made me smile :)

    Have a great day today!
    Magie x

  11. Such fab transformations, you are the queen of shabby! I love the blanket box, I would love to own something like this one day xxx