A Beautiful Hat Box

I have had this hat box for years, always wanting to do something to it!! 
Finally that day came. It's done!
Here's what I started with. Think I got this box at good will.

So here is the top of the hat box

Top and side. Has lots of palm trees. 

Lots of trees inside

Good view of the side and handle

I first decided to paint it with chalk paint, then with some household paint I had here already in a cream color.
This is the top of the box. First I added the fancy lady in the hat. I printed out the graphics from the Graphics Fairy and then decoupaged it to the top of the box. I Bought a stencil from Michaels and used gesso on the stencil. That went on top of the lady and the bottom.  Loved how it turned out!! Next I added the letter graphics, also from GF using the waxed paper method.
I then added a crocheted doilie  I made, a found flower and a pin that had a rose and lace on it. 
Last was the butterfly that came off of some flowers I was given.

Around the rim of the hat box, I used ribbon.

 On the sides I used a picture of ladies wearing wonderful hats. Decoupaged 1 to each side.
Next I added a letter graphic and an ephemera graphic also from GF.

Also added gesso to each side of the girls with hats from the stencils.
Isn't she pretty!!

Closer look.

I added a ribbon with pearls for the handle.
And pearls line the inside of the box.

Before and after pictures.

I am in love with it!! 

Tell me what you think, 
How would you decorate it?

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. This is so pretty...I love how you transformed it! I have an old hat box that I've had for decades, and you've inspired me to try something similar. Thanks!

    1. Oh I can't wait, I hope you share a picture when you are done!!

  2. I love the way you redone the hat box! It looks so beautiful now! I co-host a blog party on Mondays called Cooking and Crafting with J&J Link Up. I would love to have you join us and share this at Julie's Lifestyle. Thanks.

    1. Thank you Julie, I appreciate the invite!!

  3. Beautiful, Cheryl! Very creative - you did an amazing job on the hat box. Thanks so much for linking up at Best of the Weekend!

  4. So beautiful! I love the transformation. Thanks so much for sharing your project with us at Funtastic Friday.

    1. Thank you for your wonderful comment and stopping by!

  5. Aww...this turned out so cute!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  6. WoW, Cheryl!This is really gorgeous! Great tranformation project! I love all details on your beautiful hat box!Congrats!
    Have a great day!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft

    1. Thank you for your kind words, you are so sweet and thank you for stopping by!!

  7. Hi Cheryl - I love how your hatbox turned out! So cute with all the images of ladies with hats! I live in the Northwest, too - in WA state near Mt Rainier. Visiting from Julie's Lifestyle link-up. xx Karen

    1. Thank you so much! Oh a neighbor, that is awesome!!

  8. That is so pretty! I love what paint and some artwork from The Graphics Fairy can magically transform something!

  9. Lovely. You've given the box a new lease on life.

  10. So much better now with a softer, more feminine look. Thank you for sharing your makeover at Talk of the Town.

  11. I'm happy to inform you that I featured this at our Monday Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up. We hope to see you again. Thanks.
    Julie xo

  12. Oh Julie, thank you so much! You made my day!!

  13. Hi Cheryl, I was so surprised when I found this link on SYC and that it was no other than a long time follower of my blog! I didn't know that you blogged! I saw this sweet post with a charming hat box and pop there you were! I am so happy that I found you! I am featuring you on SYC this week! Love it. xx Jo

    1. Thank you so much Jo, you made my day!! My word press doesn't show my blog and I'm not sure how to add it but I'm so glad you found my!!

  14. Love the box and your update is great!

    1. Thank you so much for the compliment and for stopping by. I love your furniture, you always transform it into something beautiful!


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