Sometimes you find beautiful things but they need a little freshening up. This sure was the case for this old oval hatbox. I stumbled across it at our local thrift store. I loved its shape and it once had a beautiful handpainted design on it but was chipped and just in need of a refresh. Today I’m sharing how to upcycle An Old Hatbox Using Decor Transfers.
How To Upcycle An Old Hatbox Using Decor Transfers
Should I seal my piece first before applying a decor transfer?
All paints and decor transfer are different. It’s best to trial how the paint you’re using reacts with your paint before tackling a big project. I have been using Fusion Mineral Paint, Sweet Pickins Milk Paint and Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint for years and haven’t had a problem yet with my transfers lifting after painting.
I always seal with Tough Coat or Wax for added protection.
- Old Hat Box
- 120 grit sandpaper
- Fusion – TSP
- Fusion – Buttermilk Cream
- Cling On! Brushes – S30
- Fusion – Clear Wax
- Wax Brush
- IOD Decor Transfers – Wall Flower
- IOD Decor Ink – Mixing White
- IOD Decor Stamp – Kindest Regards
Step 1 – Give your entire hatbox a good old clean with TSP. Then give the hatbox a good sanding to eliminating any raised painted areas. Grab your brush and give the entire hatbox 2 coats of Buttermilk Cream, letting each coat dry completely.
Step 2 – Choose which part of the Wall Flower Transfer you would like to use and cut out accordingly.
And now your Vintage Hatbox has a fresh new look!