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Dixie Belle Treasure Box

Have you enjoyed all the great projects the Altered Pages design team has this month with Dixie Belle Paints?  I have... can't wait to see what they have in store for the last week of the month!
This month I have been on a roll!!!  For some reason the sea is calling me and all of my projects have had a seas theme.  Here we are today with a sea themed little treasure box.

I love the coverage of the Dixie Belle Paint on plain wood.  I only put one coat of paint on this box!

Dixie Belle Paint - Sea Glass
Dixie Belle Glaze - Van Dyke
Dixie Belle Clear Coat
Wooden box 3 x 3 inches
Tacky Glue
Gold Leafing
Dew Drops
Sea Stars

Paint wooden box with Dixie Belle Paint - Sea Glass,
set aside to dry!

Careful not to paint the hardware!

I painted the box inside and out to give it a finished look!

Once dry apply a thin coat of Dixie Belle Glaze - Van Dyke,
wipe off any excess, let dry.
Cut a piece of Burlap the width and length of the top of the sides  wooden box lid, adhere with a liberal amount of  Dixie Belle Clear Coat.  Since this box is 3x3 inches. I cut 13 inches of burlap, I had an inch over lap in the back. Let dry.

With Tacky Glue apply bits of Gold Leafing, let set, them apply a light layer of Dixie Belle Clear Coat
Now embellish with Charms, Dew Drops, Shells and Sea Stars.

I takes a good day for all the glue and Clear Coat to dry. 
Once dry, your box can be used for gift giving or home décor!



  1. What a great little treasure chest to store seashore embellishments and charms! Love it ... and I love that seaglass color - so pretty and calming! The fabric looks so nice against the paint - as does the gold leaf. Need my address? LOL

  2. So gorgeous! This would be a lovely accent on the coffee table or on a dresser. You did an awesome job!!!

  3. I love the beach theme. That color is perfect and you have a wonderful assortment of trinkets on here. It's a fun piece.

  4. this box is a treasure indeed! xo


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