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.
It’s part of my most recent haul…
Looks like I have 4 more to go!
Want to see this haul up close? Check it out here >>> Thrift Store Finds & More
Missed any of the makeovers? You can see them right here:
- Wood and Metal Tray Makeover (napkin decoupage)
- Floral Paper Napkin Decoupage Box
- Hello Spring Door Hanger
- Makeover Using Transfers
- Scrapbook Paper Decoupage Tray Makeover
- Decoupage with Scrapbook Paper (round 2)
- Pineapple Paper Keepsake Box
- On Island Time Sign (this one is not pictured but part of the haul)
Butterfly Card Box
Take a look at the inside of this 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.
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.
Most, if not all, of them, came from this transfer.
- TSP Alternative
- Ultra Grip
- Victorian Lace Paint
- Heirloom Paint
- Butterfly/French Decor Transfers
- Decoupage Gel
- Matte Topcoat
I applied them in several different areas with the big, beautiful butterfly on top. Love it!
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.
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…
Isn’t that paper just perfect??
And outside here…
I adore how this one turned out!
I applied one coat of Matte Topcoat to seal the transfers.
Butterfly lovers unite. :)
There’s even a sweet pink one on the paper below.
That white is so crisp and the butterfly just stands out so beautifully.
Isn’t it crazy how different it looks now??
PIN it to save it!
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I hope you enjoyed seeing all of our treasures today! I’ll see you right back here later this week. Have a wonderful one!!
I’ll be working on this one next.
UPDATE!! See it now, here!