Wednesday, May 7, 2014

What to do with old silverware boxes.

I ran across some old silverware boxes
at my favorite consignment shop.
I thought they would make great storage
as decorative boxes.
Here's the before look before I painted them.


Here's one I painted black and used bird accents.


The lining was still in good shape
so I kept it.
I just added a little bird stencil to tie in with the top.


This one I painted one of my favorite colors.
You guess it. Turquoise.
I dry brushed it with black and added
another bird stencil.
On the inside I didn't keep the lining 
so I painted it gloss black.


This box wasn't really a silverware box.
It was a small cedar box.
I painted this one red and dry brushed it with black.
I added a black knob and kept the inside cedar.


I call this the dog box.
It's a denim color blue.
I painted the bone on the top
so you could add your pets name on it.
Then added some paw prints and an adorable dog head knob.

I kept the lining on this one also.
It's a prettier brown then it looks in the picture.
I added a big paw print inside and also added some little feet on the bottom.


Here's the first one I ever did.
It's for my little dog Tilly, that past away last July.
I left it stained and painted some pink accents on it.


I lined this one in pink and added some ribbon.
It holds a picture of her.
Isn't she beautiful. I really miss her.
I also put all her old collars, bows, and some of her first stuffed animals in there.
I also put the sympathy cards that were sent after she died.
It's a treasured box. You can read more about Tilly here.

And lastly, this one I painted a bright blue
and added a tree and some birdies.
I also put on a wooded knob that I stenciled with a bird.
I added some little feet to this one also.


Well that's it. Hope you like them.

I'd love to read your comments.

Rejoice always!
1 Thessalonians 5:16

7 comments:

  1. Turquoise is my favorite color and my nickname is "Bird," so guess which one I love??

    Super idea for the memory box of Tilly. I'm so sorry. We lost our black lab last year and I still miss her so much.

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  2. How fun is that puppy dog one?!??!!? I love all the different ways you decorated each box, you're very creative. I love the turquoise color, too!

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  3. These are beautiful. I love the turquoise one especially.
    The idea of keeping all those special treasured bits and pieces of Tilly's together is such a lovely one.

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  4. What great ideas for old silverware boxes, I love the dog one for all the little keepsakes.
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  5. How pretty! I'm sorry for the loss of your Tilly. We have four dogs that are very special to us. I'm glad you have a way to remember her. Thanks for sharing at our HomeAcre Hop.

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  6. What great ideas! I happen to have an old silverware in my project stash too...now I know what I'm going to do with it? What kind of little feet did you put on them?

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    1. Thank you Nadine. For the feet I used the wooden buttons that are used to hide screws when you countersink them. You could also use wooden spools cut in half. Have fun. Thanks again for the comment.

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