Monday, December 5, 2011

tissue box makeover

I thrifted this tissue box a few months ago and I finally got around to doing something with it!

I liked the filigree look of the box but I'm not a fan of the brass so I spray painted it a bright, cheery red.

Since the boxes tissues come in are notoriously ugly I wanted to make sure it wouldn't be seen at all while not losing the filigree detail. I bought a piece of white art board for a few dollars at Hobby Lobby and cut it to size. I used a tiny bit of E-6000 glue in the corners to secure the art board.

Now my tissues have a pretty place to reside on my kitchen counter.

It's a silly little thing but it makes me happy!


Emily said...

It looks so much better in red. :) I totally would've passed that up, not being able to see the potential. Good job. Unrelated, but how do you like your speaker?

Kim said...

It's fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Would make me happy too.:)

jen said...

i noticed this almost right away on Friday - i love it! And makes me want to go pick up some at my local thrift store. I always see those brass tissue boxes around.

JStacie said...

Great idea!

Jenn Kirk said...

Love it! You have such an eye for good finds!

merathon said...

ooooh. that makes me happy too! do you do the happy dance every time you have to blow your nose or grab your kid's boogie?

Cara said...

Cute! You could also use it as an earring holder!

teresa said...

so cute. great idea!

mamatamera said...

I have never seen one of those tissue boxes. I probably wouldn't have know what it was if I saw it sitting on a shelf. I love it - now that you've painted it that is. Thanks for the inspiration to look beyond the brass.

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