I have a love for old wooden boxes of any type. They are great for storing items you want out of sight but not out of mind. I just love how they look, especially when they are re-purposed. So when I ran across this old silverware box, I decided it would make a great place to store stationary, stamps and other office items that get lost in large drawers.
It was a little banged up when I first spotted it in the thrift store. However, it is solid wood, of sturdy construction and the price was right.
Next, I painted the outside of the box with 2 COATS OF ANNIE SLOAN OLD WHITE CHALK PAINT, rubbed a little off around the edges. I then applied a clear wax to seal the paint. See an easy tutorial on how to use Chalk Paint.
I also mixed a small amount of dark wax with clear wax and added an additional coat over the entire surface. This gave a more aged look to the paint. This is the same technique that I shared on my Instagram Stories when I re-purposed the side table in my living room. I have the tutorial saved and you can link to that tutorial here.
It’s the perfect size for storing stationary, stamps, paper clips, pens, etc.
I originally thought I’d put the new Stationary Box on my desk. However, I’m really loving it here! It matches my re-purposed side table so well. Maybe I’ll just change the label to read “remote controls” and leave it here!