Recipe Box Makeover Bee Inspired! 🐝

Wood Recipe Box Makeover

When I asked for your opinions about some of my thrift store finds, you all had so many great ideas.Β  And I listened!

Let me show you what I did.

I took one reader’s suggestion and used spray paint to cover just the box part and left the lid unpainted.Β  I removed the lid before painting the box.

Two coats of spray paint, letting it dry between coats, made it look great.

It kind of looks like a birdhouse without the hole at this point! 😊

I used my new favorite Chalk Couture transfer “Sweeter Than Honey” to dress up both the box and the lid.

Sweeter Than Honey is part of The Bee’s Knees Collection. 🐝

Chalk Couture The Bees Knees Collection Sweeter Than Honey

Only the top of the transfer and one of the bees was used for the lid.

Here’s how it turned out.Β  So sweet now!

Transform a Thrift Store Wood Recipe Box into one that is Sweeter than Honey! Such an easy project for beginners & folks that think they aren't crafty! Learn how at Knick of Time/

For the front, I used the same bee with the beehive.

I did the words in White Chalk Paste and the bee in Bumblebee Chalk Paste and the hive in Bark Paste.

I wanted to use the other bee as well, so I added it to a small candle jar.

The candle is honeysuckle-scented, because we all know bees love honeysuckle!

Wood Recipe Box Makeover with Chalk Couture Sweeter than Honey transfer that's part of The Bee's Knees Collection by Angie at Knick of Time /

Transform a Thrift Store Wood Recipe Box into one that is Sweeter than Honey! Such an easy project for beginners & folks that think they aren't crafty! Head to the thrift store where there are ENDLESS options for using this stencil. Knick of Time shows you how! /

Can I just say I couldn’t BEE happier with my $2.50 wood recipe box now!

I have several more projects planned for this affordable Sweeter Than Honey transfer that can be used so many ways.

I’d love to hear your ideas too, and I just might try one!

If you enjoyed this project, I would really appreciate if you would share on Facebook or Twitter and PIN IT!

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For more Sweet Inspiration, check out these projects and posts!

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Chalk Couture On the Menu transfer

Here’s an easy to make On the Menu board you can make for your home.

Vaya con Dios,


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  1. Lillian Cagle says

    Angie! I love this!! It reminds me of Grandpa Thomas & his bees & beekeeping!! I was young when he had them & got honey from them. On my birth certificate, his occupation back then (86 years ago) was “beekeeper”.

  2. Kim Jarriel says

    Angie I love this! You inspired me to find a similar box!

  3. Marlene Stephenson says

    So cute, it really turned out wonderful.

  4. Terri Hughes says

    Very pretty, I love it!

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