July 14, 2009

Grandma's Silverware Box

I updated Grandma's silverware box and am very pleased with the results. I have been worrying about it for a bit; should I leave it be or should I change to fit my taste more. Finally I decided to go ahead with it.
Here how it started out. A simple box, darkly stained, with a hinged top and one drawer. Special to me and filled with hand-me-down silverware and serving pieces from Grandma. Thinking that I would love it even more if it was given a face-lift, I dug out my spray paint and went to work.I gave it a couple coats of white paint, distressed the edges, then rubbed on antique medium to give it worn look. I think it turned out wonderful and if possible I love it even more.
Here it is sitting on top of the kitchen cabinets. I really need to figure out a better arrangement for this area but after trying different ideas this is the best I could do with the time I have today. Any ideas, sure could use some help.


  1. Oh that's so pretty, I would have to put things in it that I use daily. It's to pretty not to be used. You could fill it with craft supplies!

  2. I have a silverware box that's in need of a makeover too. I'll put it on my list of projects. Yours turned out cute. Mimi


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