Butterfly Card Box

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This butterfly card box is perfect for storing note cards, stationery, and more. Decor transfers and paint for the win!

Hello friends and happy Trash to Treasure Transformation Tuesday! Woohoo! I can’t wait to show you what I did with this old thing.

wood stained box on counter

It’s part of my most recent haul…

a collection of before thrifted items

Looks like I have 4 more to go!

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Missed any of the makeovers? You can see them right here:

Butterfly Card Box

This butterfly card box is perfect for storing note cards, stationery, and more! Decor transfers and paint for the win! artsychicksrule.com

Take a look at the inside of this box…

inside of wood stained box

Okay, so I called this a “card box” because it just seemed like the perfect thing to use it for. Note cards, etc.
But do any of you know what the purpose of this box really is? It’s so odd.

Let me know in the comments if you know!

I began by cleaning it up with some TSP alternative.

Then I applied one coat of Ultra Grip.

wood box painted white

Once that was dry overnight, I applied 2 coats of Victorian Lace.

I went into my decor transfers and found these scraps left over from other projects.

butterfly and French decor transfers

Most, if not all, of them, came from this transfer.

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I applied them in several different areas with the big, beautiful butterfly on top. Love it!

white painted box with bronze knob and butterfly on top

As you’ll see further down, I just mixed and matched and made it work. :)

For the inside, I decided to paint it this color, Heirloom.

white painted box outside, blue aqua painted inside with colorful scrapbook paper

And got this pretty scrapbook paper out of this stash to use for the bottom of the card box.

I applied a coat of Decoupage & Transfer Gel to the bottom and attached the pretty paper. (I used this cutter to get the exact size easily)

The rest of the transfers went inside here…

inside of box painted blue with scrapbook paper on bottom and black and pink butterfly transfer

Isn’t that paper just perfect??

And outside here…

white box with French writing and butterfly

I adore how this one turned out!

white box on white top with pink flowers beside it

I applied one coat of Matte Topcoat to seal the transfers.

blue inside with pretty, colorful paper and black butterfly

Butterfly lovers unite. :)

There’s even a sweet pink one on the paper below.

up close of colorful scrapbook paper inside with pink butterfly

Front view…

front view of white box with French decor transfers (writing)

top of box with tan, black, pink butterfly

That white is so crisp and the butterfly just stands out so beautifully.

white box with butterfly transfers and pink flowers beside

Isn’t it crazy how different it looks now??

So fun!

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This butterfly card box is perfect for storing note cards, stationery, and more! Decor transfers and paint for the win! artsychicksrule.com

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This butterfly card box is perfect for storing note cards, stationery, and more! Decor transfers and paint for the win! artsychicksrule.com

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24 Comments

  1. It looks as if it could be used for a number of things, recipe cards, stationary, cigars, photographs. I’m just going to call it “The box of important things.” 😉
    You did a beautiful job on it. Very pretty.

  2. What a beautiful makeover. Love it and it would be perfect for putting my homemade cards in.
    For a young girl, she could use it as a her little ‘treasure box’.
    Could set it on an entry table to put your keyss, change, etc. in. Nice just putting on a mantel as a deocrative piece

  3. Beautiful, Nancy! Nice to have a box that doesn’t require a ton of prep, too. The butterfly transfer is so sweet, I love how it flows inside. I have that scrapbook paper and wouldn’t use it for a card or scrapbook, but it’s perfect as a lining. I have just the box, in fact – one of those projects that got set aside because it didn’t speak to me. Thanks to you, I can hear it now 😁
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  4. This feels so fresh and springy! Love all the details you put into making the box over. Happy Spring! XOXO

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