Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Vintage Patina ~ Farmhouse Style Project


 Farmhouse Kitchen ~ Decoupage Project

As neat and as organized as I am......  I always seem to have this annoying pile of paperwork, bills, receipts, etc that ends up on my kitchen counter.  I love stuff but hate clutter!  Tired of looking at it.....  I needed something to contain it.
I found this wonderful old box a long time ago at a local flea market.  It was missing it's original knob but had great patina and nice old hinges.  It's been sitting in the basement ever since.  I thought it was a great piece and knew that some day I would do "something" with it.
It cleaned up nicely but was still very plain.  It needed some personality.
I decided to decoupage it!  I used pages and artwork from an old 1950's cookbook.  I love the vintage graphics and how the pages have yellowed with age.  The book was already falling apart so I didn't feel guilty about cutting it up.  I decoupaged a fabulous "measurement conversion scale" to the inside of the lid.  That will surely come in handy!  
Several coats of Mod Podge, a new "old" knob and a few hours later......  I have a wonderful farmhouse style addition to my kitchen. 

Have a wonderful week!

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