I enjoy cooking. I love baking (or at least I love eating the food that I bake!) and I have come to enjoy cooking. Over the years I have collected many yummy recipes, many amazing family recipes and a few recipes that I just can’t live without! But my recipes aren’t very organized! When I was young (high school) I made a fairly comprehensive recipe box for a home economics class. It has served me well for many years, but it is completely packed to its limits right now! I couldn’t fit another recipe in it if I wanted to! So when I found a cute rustic metal recipe box the other day I knew that this would be perfect to personalize and make my own! So today I am sharing my herringbone painted recipe box with you!
Ah isn’t she so cute!? (It feels like a she doesn’t it!?) It is the perfect place to store my recipes that don’t fit in my original recipe box and it is adorable enough to sit on my kitchen counter!
Also a big thank you to DecoArt for making this post possible today.
I snagged this metal recipe box at Michaels the other day and I used an Americana reusable stencil and Americana paint in Coral Shell and Sweet Mint. Two of my absolute favorite colors by the way! Oh and you will need a paint brush or two too! I love using foam brushes for projects like this.
I really love the Americana reusable stencils because they are slightly sticky so they adhere to surfaces really well but are repositionable. I centered the stencil fairly easily on my metal recipe box and then I began to paint!
I used Coral Shell to paint a few random herringbone shapes.
And then I painted the remaining pattern with Sweet Mint.
After the paint was dry I simply removed my stencil and my new pretty herringbone painted recipe box was ready to use!
I really do love how this turned out!
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