Thursday, February 21, 2013

Shabby Chic Table Box

I have been inspired by so many boxes I see bloggers using on their dining room tables. I have been wanting to make one for awhile and finally I have made one that I just adore!

 I have to say--I didn't make the actual box. I am lucky to have a husband that is always willing to make little projects like this for me. He made it out of some of our old fence boards--making it have that wonderful shabby appeal.


So it started out shabby and I had to add the chic.


I started by painting it the same color as the sunroom-- Harbor Lane (my soul paint from Ace Hardware :)) Then I used the vaseline method and sprayed white all over it. (I did a post about the vaseline method here )

The chippiness turned out just like I wanted it too. I think I will get better and better with practice with this method. There are some paint drips and things but this project I decided I wanted to embrace imperfection...which is often hard for me!


I got the appliques and milk glass knobs used for feet on Etsy--with part of my gift certificate from Janae.  Thanks Janae!


I put appliques on both sides since the dining area is open to rooms on both sides.


I plan on putting pumpkins in it in fall...glittery pinecones during the holidays..blue Ball jars full of flowers in spring...and my lacey Ikea containers look just devine in it too! I will have a lot of fun decorating with this.

Oh look who is checking it out...


Our fairy Lula is making her transformation from Christmas to spring...


Lula will be doing her own post about Spring soon. :)


Gage and Wyatt have been home the last 2 days with a fever and sore throat.

 In this photo Fez is making sure Wyatt is doing okay.

I am starting to have a sore throat too--I don't have time for this!


I am hoping some iced tea and a magazine will cure all that ails me.

Hope this finds everyone feeling well. Thanks for visiting!

40 comments:

Karen said...

It is absolutely beautiful Sandy!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I love imperfections, so I LUV the box. Nice job.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love your box, Sandy! It is beautiful! The appliques are a great touch and I love how they dress up something plain. It sounds like you've got the decorating planned out for the year using this box!

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Hi Sandy,

The Box is beautiful.... I love everything about it especially the milk glass knobs. Very,very pretty!

Deb said...

It's very pretty, Sandy and I love the little feet. Your home is so pretty. Try some ginger tea...it works well for colds and sore throat. Deb

Deb said...

It's very pretty, Sandy and I love the little feet. Your home is so pretty. Try some ginger tea...it works well for colds and sore throat. Deb

Junkchiccottage said...

Sandy
The box is chippy and beautiful. Love it.
Kris

Amy Jo @ Sunny Skies and Sweet Tea said...

Sandy,

I love your box, the texture on it is beautiful! I hope your son feels better. Mine has had strep throat and is on meds.

Blessings,
Amy Jo

MONICA LIVAS said...

beautiful box!

Ivy and Elephants said...

The box is just fabulous, those little blue knob feet are just adorable! Can't wait to see all the fun transformations as the seasons change.
Hugs,
Patti

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

This is lovely,Sandy. Very clever transformation. Love Lulu,very pretty.x

Pendra said...

Wish I had a hubby that could make wonderful pieces for me, he did a wonderful job! I'd say you have this technique down perfect...love the color and those sweet feet too! You can never go wrong putting gorgeous appliques on shabby pieces... GORGEOUS!
Hugs,
Pendra

Ana said...

Your box is beautiful Sandy. We are so lucky to have such sweet and handy hubbies. I love the idea of the knobs for feet, too cute. Hope your sweet boys feel better soon...Oh and Lula looks soooooo cute. She is all set for Spring. So glad you liked her dress.

Hugs and Kisses,
❤Ana

Rosetta said...

Che bella trasformazione ha avuto quella cassetta!Tutto molto carino e romantico!Rosetta

Janae said...

I love it so much. I knew it was going to be pretty but it's amazing I want to copy!!

Gail said...

Oh, how pretty! I love imperfection!! I've enjoyed my visit and have become one of your newest followers. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Gail

Grandma Carolee said...

I love how the box turned out...it is beautiful!! Hope you, Gage & Wyatt are feeling better soon.

thedishroom said...

I love the centerpiece -- and now you've got me combing my stash for something to use to create a similar look! I have a "guy" who lives across the street and makes crates for an antique store. I know he could make me one of these in about a minute. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!

Cynthia said...

This box is beautiful, I love all the detail. Great color.

Cynthia

sweetinspirationsbyjpdesigns.blogspot.com said...

Now, that turned out so shabby and perfect with it's turquoise coat...love all the details that you added!

Vesna said...

This is soooo lovely! Love it!
Blessings,
Vesna

Lady Pamela said...

I love the bird candle holders on the table. They are adorable. If you have the time, could I get the name of the Etsy vendor where you found the applique and glass knobs. I love shopping on Etsy. Take care of your cold and your family.
*Smiles*

cURioSItaELlyA said...

Oh how pretty this is!
I am now following you through Google Friend Connect.

lynn said...

very cute, sandy! (i just made a box much like yours:) your table looks very inviting. i hope the family and you feel better soon!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Hope your sore throat is gone. Your box is beautiful and looks great.
You will be able to do so many different designs with it.
Mary

Faye@The Shabby Cottage Home said...

Sandy, Thank you so much for your kind encouraging words on lowly blog you are so sweet. love the little knob feet on your shabby box, adorable.

Katie @ Theshabbycottage.blogspot.com

Amanda said...

Love the box, so sweet! My daughter has had the flu! The worst part is that she is on half term break at the moment.Wish you better!
Hugs,
Amanda @ www.notsoperfectmess.blogspot.co.uk

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Hope you two are feeling better.Lost going around kinda ugly out there.
The box turned out great.Good eye! I so love the shabby look though I love all my French treasures I can't make the change.I keep some shabbyness in my bedrooms though.
Have a great weekend~Kim

Kadee Willow said...

Aren't you a pair! One does the building and the other does the embellishing!! What fun you must have together. It is a lovely addition to your table!

Anne said...

Sandy your box looks beautiful! LOVE the color and the chippy effect is perfect!Looks very authentic!Love that applique too!
Hope Gage and Wyatt are feeling better soon.
xx
Anne

Patti said...

I am finding so much inspiration here tonight. I have a bit of split personality when it comes to decorating. 1/2 my house is shabby and the other 1/2 is red and retro! LOL! So, I just love, love, love this box, AND the skirt on the mantel. May I please copy your sweet ideas! Ohhhhhh. I'm off to talk to hubs about a box!

lambs and ivy designs said...

Hi Sandy,
that is just about as perfect as it can get!! I love it!
Have a great week

hugs,
Dana

Pam~Simply Nordic said...

Hi Sandy, Love the box and your paint choice. My husband does lot's of work for me as well, It's nice to have a helper! I am a new follower and look forward to visiting often! Pam

Fran Mclean said...

I just found your page through your daughters. Your home looks amazing!! I am going to give this box a try. Now to tell my husband he will be making me a box LOL.

Diane Jordan said...

Hi lovely lady.
You have a Beautiful Blog you did a lovely job putting this altogether. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my new post for St. Patrick's Day. Hoping you and your family have a wonderful week.
XXOO Diane

Melanie said...

It is lovely Sandy, you did a fabulous job of adding the chic to it!! Love the milk glass feet!! Hope that you are all feeling better soon!!

Deborah Willhoite said...

Sandy that is beautiful! I love the color you used...simply adorable....I am going to have to try this technique, and I have several boxes to try it on. Really love it...thanks for sharing this.

Hugs
Debi

Holly Browning said...

What a lovely planter box. It seriously looks really expensive...not a homemade craft project. You did a wonderful job! Soul paint - love that!

Bella said...

Hi Sandy,
Gorgeous job! Love those fresh colors too:-) Gald your all feeling better:-)
Hugs,
Bella

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