I found this very plain wood box at Salvation Army. It looks almost like it could have been something made in a shop class in school.
I thought this would be a good candidate for a makeover. I started out by painting it with Provence chalk paint. I added a No. 7 stencil to both sides, along with a couple of lines using flat white latex paint.
On each end piece I added a fleur de lis.
I used a combination of clear and dark wax to finish it off. I like the way the dark wax settled into the dings.
You will probably laugh at me, but I was really proud of myself for figuring out how to alter this image to use as tags for my booth. I’ve decided to call it Shabby Paris Market and my booth number is 51. In the left corner I also added the name and location of the antique mall. I am computer graphically challenged so this was a real accomplishment for me!
I’m going to tack this footstool onto this post, too, since I forgot to take a before picture. It was originally a natural pine top with the white legs.
I just painted the top black and added the French Market stencil.
Two more little pieces for my booth! These little projects are quick and easy, but I need to get some furniture going!