Monday, May 9, 2011

Shabby chic wood box makeover

Yesterday I shared a before photo with you of a large wooden box I found by the garbage at the flea market yesterday. Yes, it was free...YAY!

I loved it, but was not to fond of the color combo. I knew I'd have to paint it a color that would match red and blue though, seeing that these colors would come through with the distressing. I chose a pale gray.

In addition, I wanted to share a quick story. When I first started blogging, I was so jealous of so many bloggers meeting each other in their states, getting together, and becoming friends. Then a couple of months ago, another blogger contacted me letting me know she lived in CT too. Turns out we are only 25 minutes from each other. We got to know each other pretty well via email communication. Then one day while I was vending at the flea, my "new friend" Debra was there and recognized my stuff I was selling from my blog. She knew right away it was me. We clicked instantly and have seen each other at the flea 3 times since. Not only has she become a great friend, but she is my best customer...LOL! Honestly, I don't want her to feel she has to buy my stuff, but she seems to really enjoy it and is sure to thank me up and down and display it all so perfectly in her home.

With all of that being said, I'd like to introduce you to Debra from Capers of the Vintage Vixens. If you love vintage, romantic, and shabby chic home decor, you won't be able to get enough of her. I plan on visiting her at her home soon to be able to see this magical place in person. Here is a sneak peak of some of her home.

Debra and her daughter also run an online vintage shop called Maison St. Germain. It's a beautiful shop.
So, be sure to visit Capers of Vintage Vixens and say hello to Debra.


  1. i honestly liked the box as it was but i loooove it in white! especially with the flowers- it's so fresh and pretty!

  2. The box looks so cute! I just found one, although not as old as yours, but you've inspired me to paint it too.

    I look forward to checking out Debra's blog.

    Have a great week!

  3. How fun to meet up with a reader/blogger friend.
    BTW the gray is perfect for the box, wish I could find free hidden treasures.

  4. I love that box, it's awesome!! It's so neat when the original colors of the piece show through with distressing. great job!
    Hooray for blog friends turning into real life friends. That's so great!

  5. Wow! that box looks awesome now. Great job! Hooray for Blog friends becoming real life friends. Her house looks beautiful!

  6. Sorry, blogger went psycho after I left my first comment so I thought it didn't save it. Guess it did :)

  7. Ok, what I take from this post is we should all check the garbage at flea markets as one could find some fabulous discarded treasures, lol!

  8. Love the makeover!
    I recently met some bloggers too and it was just fabulous! I am hoping to meet a few more at Brimfield tomorrow!

  9. Hi Lisa,
    OMG what a sweet post!!!!Thank you so much for the nice write up:) I am so glad we met too:) You are coming over soon, I promise;) I love every single thing I have ever bought from you including the things I bought from you before I even knew You are such a talented Artist. I see an even brighter future with your business ahead of you. Thanks again and oh, the box? LOVE it!!!!!!!!!
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

  10. How cute, and even better it was free! I never find great treasures like that! Looks great!

    Also, I have a great giveaway going on for some chalkboard labels and would love if you entered!

  11. That's cute. I'm glad you got to meet another blogger especially one that shares the same similar interest. The world isn't as big as we think.

    -Zane of ontario honey