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Monday, January 9, 2012

Old ShoeShine Box Tote for wooden spoon display

Nothing too special ... just a primitive hand made shoe shine box that has been well used.

I know your have seen many of these old ShoeShine boxes on internet sales; Thrift Stores and Flea Markets ... but did you know them make really neat display boxes/totes?

So I am making it into something special ...
I have taken this old, handmade box and made a tote/box to display some of my wooden spoons and other treen ware.

It is handmade and pretty primitive, but I loved it. First, I sanded it down as the paint was pretty chippy. I wanted to display wooden spoons, so I drilled five holes in the the foot rest and sanded down the holes to make them look used and worn. Notice they are zigzag so the spoon bowls do not touch each other. I left the inside pretty much as it was with shoe polish stains and chippy paint. The little shelf rack on the inside right side was for brushes for applying polish.

I added a few spoons, a wooden candlestick tied with a blue scrap and a cinnamon dipped candle. A pastry brush was added where a polish brush might have been. 

There is lots of room inside to display almost anything. Removed one spoon and I have room for this old white enamel pitcher to be displayed on the top.

It sits on a huge cutting board and another is displayed behind. The addition of a vintage rolling pin; wire whisks, vintage spice cans and pip berries complete a nice look.

Hope you find some neat stuff to repurpose and upcycle.
Thanks for visiting my little fun adventure.
Audrey Z. 

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  1. You have such a good eye for design and colour - LOVE your posts.

  2. Hmmm. I have a shoeshine box. So far, I've kept shoe polish in it, but that may change! ~ Maureen

  3. I love your blog ! I am a new follower and would like to invite you over to my place( blog ) sometime . Come and visit !

  4. Hi Audrey,

    Really love this idea...totally adorable.

    Thanks for your visit to Bella Vista. Please come back often.

    Barb ♥

  5. I have really enjoyed visiting your blog, you have a great ideas!
    -Kim :)

  6. What a super cute idea using that old wooden shoe shine box. I must find one now lol

  7. This is cute :) Btw, thanks for joining Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. Your latest follower as well.

  8. Love the repurposed shoe shine box idea, Audrey! Very charming and creative. Looking forward to your future blogs!

  9. Very creative! I really like the enamelware pitcher you topped it off with.

  10. Oh! I just love it!! I also love the way you decorated it as well. Perfection!

  11. Audrey, that is so cute and creative! I love that it serves a useful function too! Nice!


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