Wood Look Vinyl Flatware Box Makeover
This wood look vinyl gives any project that wood look quickly and easily!
It’s trash to treasure day and I’m sharing a brand new makeover. A little something I fixed up for my husband and gave it sort of a more “manly” look with the white/copper and wood look vinyl.
My friends are sharing their makeovers too so be sure to scroll on down to the bottom!
This is something I picked up at the thrift store a while back. It’s not part of any of my big hauls, just something I saw on an outing!
Wood Look Vinyl Makeover (flatware box redo)
Here it is “before”…
I can find these all day long at the thrift stores. They are great little storage boxes and you can find them so cheap.
Most of them are real wood, this one is not, unfortunately.
But I used wood look vinyl on the inside to give it the look of wood.
The only thing I dislike about these flatware boxes are the insides. They are usually such a bear to remove.
This one wasn’t too bad, actually.
Unfortunately, the top piece came apart as I was trying to remove the insides.
And what came out of it…
I unscrewed the top from the bottom to easily access when attaching the vinyl and painting.
I took the knobs and handles from the sides…
…and sprayed them a pretty copper color.
I glued the top pieces back together using E6000 glue and let it sit overnight.
I removed as much of that paper as I could and then sanded it to smooth it out.
I then applied Ultra Grip to seal up the fake wood base and make it so the wood look vinyl would stick better.
I don’t think it would have stuck to this cardboard/pressboard “wood” very well.
- Wood Look Vinyl
- Cutting Mat and Cutter
- Ultra Grip
- E6000 Glue
- Victorian Lace Paint
- Copper Spray Paint
Next, I measured and cut the vinyl sections and applied…
Once that was done, I began painting.
I also applied Ultra Grip on the outside and used 2 coats of paint after that. (I let the Ultra Grip sit overnight before painting)
I reattached the “new” copper color hardware and done!
Love that Fusion Mineral Paint does not need to be sealed. You can but you don’t have to.
I didn’t seal this one.
Just love this copper color.
Here is where my husband will use it…
…up on his built-in in our bedroom. Pay no mind to the unfinished wood top. I am still trying to decide if I will stain that or paint it.
I *think* I have decided to stain it because I can always paint after if that’s not the look we want.
I will be sharing the bedroom and his built-in soon, just a few things to do on the built-in before we reveal. This poor project got pushed to the back burner! ha!
You can see a little sneak peek of it in that photo. So I need to caulk all around the built-in, stain that top and we need to add decorative door fronts to his IKEA plain PAX set up there.
Anyway, back to the wood look vinyl flatware box.
It will be a nice little spot for him to keep his cuff links, watches, rings, etc.
Just as a reminder, this is the very same vinyl I used on our nightstands in our bedroom. It’s holding up great, by the way!
You can see that post, right here >>> Wood Grain Vinyl Nightstand Makeover
And now a”pretty” photo or two of it all finished…
My husband is going to use them in his dressing area but it would be great for so many things.
Jewelry, note cards, and pens, mail, stamps, etc. So many uses! And who doesn’t need more storage?
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Don’t go yet, click on over to see what my friends did with their makeovers this month too!
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Be sure to check out what I did with this one.
UPDATE!! See it now, here!
Have a wonderful week!!
What a fun makeover! I love the wood idea on the inside. Never thought I’d say I’d like that stuff as I’ve peeled it off numerous furniture pieces. However, you found the perfect use, Nancy!
Thank you, Larissa! :)
I loved the look of the shelf liner on the nightstands and this idea is great, too, Nancy! I’m surprised the flatware box was pressed wood, but you made it so much better. I have a roll of that shelf liner now and wasn’t sure I’d keep it, but now you have me reconsidering the possibilities!
Yes, I was so surprised by that too! And absolutely, the vinyl has held up great on our drawer fronts also. :) xo
What a handsome makeover! I always redo these with the ladies in mind, but it is perfect for all the manly things too!! XOXO
Thanks, Christy!! Handsome is a good word for it! :) xo
I love that you gave this box a more masculine feel and that vinyl looks amazing! XOXO
Thanks, Denise! :)
This looks so much better! I really want to try fusion mineral paint, as I love the idea of no sealing!
Thanks, Vicki!! Yes! I love that I don’t have to seal unless I want to. :) xo
Love this flatware box makeover – and it’s genius storage for your husband’s small items! Mine needs one of these too. :)
Thanks, Jen!! :)
This came out so nice!
Thank you, Debra! :)
This is really a great idea! I happen to have one of those boxes and am currently using it as my sewing box for threads and needles. Now this posting has given me inspiration to update this.
Thank you so much <3
Just a comment from experience. These old flatware boxes are lined with anti-tarnish material because the old flatware was silver. Redoing the outside is (usually) mandatory, but if the inside is left as is, they make great jewelry boxes for real silver jewelry – it keeps it from tarnishing for a long time.
Oh, that’s great to know, Sue!! Had no idea. Thanks for that tip! :)