Can you imagine buying a beautiful hat or lingerie and having it
neatly wrapped and boxed up to bring home....
and store it in that lovely box to keep it clean and wrinkle free?
Now, when I go shopping....not only do I have to bag my own things...
I have to bring my own bag!
I know we are more eco friendly now but these boxes are still hanging in there!
Once in a while I find a Hat Box that is in pretty good shape.
I found this one at the GOODWILL last week for .99
This department store box was unmarked, probably from the late 1950's early 1960's.
Travel boxes can be made of leather. Store boxes like this one,
were made of sturdy cardboard.
I liked the box but it was just a bit plain, I thought it would
look good stenciled.
I used Cathe Holden's- Inspired Barn Stencil from
This stencil reminds me of a vintage department store!
I think it's perfect for a Hat Box.
Tape in place.
I used Black paint and a stencil brush
Wipe off most of the paint so your brush is almost dry and use
an up and down motion with your brush for clean lines.
Let dry !
Here it is next to another set of gold and white boxes.
The other Hat Box set is marked BULLOCK'S of WESTWOOD, CALIFORNIA
Does anyone remember Bullock's?
These boxes are great for storage.
I use them to hide all kinds of tiny paper treasures.
I was moving the box around to see where it looked good!
.....it will probably be moved again....
but for now this is where it ended up!
xo Lisa S