Repurposed Recipe Box

I am continuing to modify items to make them fit the new look I want in my new house.

This time, it was my recipe box.

I did this box (a kit from We R Memory Keepers) several years ago — long before I knew anything about paint, adhesive, etc. It was cute, but I never really loved it. And, since it was red/white/black chicken paper, it didn’t really fit in my new kitchen. So, I ripped it apart and started again.

First, I painted the edges with a white Paint Dabber from Ranger.

Then I covered the entire box, inside and out, with papers from TPC featuring a beautiful Mediterranean tile look in bright blues and oranges. I added a bit of ribbon, a matching tag and some stickers. Then, using DCWV paper, I cut out the letters on my Cricut, ran them through a Xyron and called it done.

This version looks much better and although a bit fancy, it definitely matches the colors in my new kitchen.

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