Saturday, February 16, 2019

A Stenciled Vintage Hat Box


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
 
istencil.com
 
 
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!
 
Happy Thrifting!
xo Lisa S
  
 


26 comments:

  1. Love it! I have that same hat box but I think mine is a bit smaller. I use old hat boxes in my craft studio to store supplies.

    Tania

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    1. Tania
      Thank you so much! Using these boxes in your craft studio
      is brilliant! Such a classy decorating piece-craft supplies can get out of control- I know :) Thank you so much for visiting, come back soon. xo Lisa S

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  2. Your stencil was just perfect for that box. I have several new hat boxes that I love for sewing supplies. Usually floral--my favorite. Someday I want them stacked in one place for a "statement."

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    1. Kathy
      Thank you so much. Your floral boxes sound lovely.
      They make such classy storage. So glad you stopped to say hello. xo Lisa S

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  3. It does look neat with the store name stenciled on the top! That was a very creative idea! I'm visiting from the Thursday Favorite Things link party.

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    1. Brenda
      oh I 'm so glad you liked my stencil. I loved having you visit! Thank you for your sweet comment. xo Lisa S

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  4. I love the idea of having my purchase placed in one of these lovely boxes. Great up-cycle. Happy Weekend, Kippi #kippiathome

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    1. Kippi
      I agree it's like being pampered! Have a great weekend!
      xo Lisa S

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    1. Petersen Family
      Thank you so much for visiting today!
      xo Lisa S

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  6. Looks great! I love hat boxes. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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    1. They are great storage too.Thank you for hosting!
      I hope you have a wonderful weekend, xo Lisa S

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  7. Brilliant simple but brilliant

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    1. Leslie
      Thank you so much! I'm glad you stopped by-
      xo Lisa S

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  8. Your Boxes are looking so gut. Happy Week!
    Simona

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    1. Simona
      It's so nice to meet you. Thank you for visiting and following! I hope we can talk again. xo Lisa S

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  9. Oh I like that hat box stenciled and you did it so effortless

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    1. Curtains in my Tree,
      Thank you so much for the sweet comment!
      xo Lisa S

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  10. This turned out great! I love the addition of the stencil. My mom loves these hat boxes, so I have a few around my own house. They can be super useful. Thanks for sharing at Sweet Inspiration!

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    1. Amy
      Thank you so much. I agree with you, hat boxes are a great place for hiding treasures.
      xo Lisa S

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  11. This turned out so nice, and you picked the perfect stencil! I remember Bullocks! I loved that store. I lived in Las Vegas for many years and it was one of my very favorite places to shop. Thank you for sharing at Celebrate It!

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    1. Teri
      I loved your comment. It was fun to remember the old stores. So many have come and gone in my generation. I worked at May Company for about a week as a teenager :) Who would have thought Sears would be the next to go?
      Xo Lisa S

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  12. What a sweet makeover Lisa.
    Thank you for sharing at our Create, Bake, Grow & Gather party this week. I'm delighted to be featuring your stencilled vintage hat box at tonight's party.

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    1. Kerryanne
      Thank you so much! I went right over to join the party.
      I hope you have a wonderful week. xo Lisa S

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  13. So pretty, Lisa... Perfect stencil to add to the hat box! Thanks for sharing at Homestyle Gathering!

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