the christmas curiosities box.

It’s time for another Christmas themed lockbox, and this time I managed to get a ‘before’ shot!

This one wasn’t in terrible shape, with just a few rusty spots here and there.  Nonetheless, I followed my usual prep process of sanding lightly, cleaning, and then priming inside and out with Dixie Belle’s B.O.S.S.

Then I painted the inside with Dixie Belle’s Collard Greens.

Next I painted the outside in DB’s Sawmill Gravy.  Both of these colors have a greyish undertone and they make perfect companions.

Once again I applied bits and pieces from various transfers to the outside.

The holly and poinsettias are from Dixie Belle’s Evergreen and Holly.  The cursive wording on the top of the box is from a with prima transfer.

The cherubs are taken from Dixie Belle’s Vintage Post transfer.

This is a great example of how something not meant to be Christmas-y at all can be mingled with the holly and given an instant holiday vibe.

There was a little spot on the handle that must have been originally meant for a label of some kind, so I painted it in and then added a Tim Holtz ‘curiosities’ transfer.

I finished everything off with a coat of Dixie Belle’s flat clear coat.

Now this lockbox is perfect for storing your Christmas curiosities.  Or maybe just your Christmas cards as one of my readers suggested for the last Christmas themed lockbox.

What would you keep in it?

The lockbox is for sale locally while it lasts.  Be sure to check my ‘available for local sale‘ page for all of the details.

Thank you to Dixie Belle for providing all of their products used on this lockbox.

23 thoughts on “the christmas curiosities box.

  1. I so love these box makeovers and I think the Christmas ones might be my fave! I would fill it with candy or cards or it would be a perfect gift box for someone special! Perhaps to hold a box of a candy and a gift card to their favorite place! So wish I lived closer!


  2. Oh I just love this box! I really like how you pull bits & pieces of various transfers together. There are a lot of good suggestions as to what to keep in the box/how to use it. Kinda like the idea of Christmas cookies & candies – either as a gift or to put out for a party.


  3. I like this one a lot Miss Quandie! I realized that I like the color transfers much better when they’re combined with the black ones…….it seems more vintage that way……..I wonder why that is? Maybe because in the past color was more expensive to create and, thus, the combination? Hmmmm…….maybe yes or maybe not at all! 😏


  4. I would love to buy the Christmas box you just painted if it is still available. I won’t be back in the cities until Sunday if that would be a problem


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