I love book boxes! You know, those decorative storage boxes that look like books. We used a wooden book box to store all our remotes on the coffee table for many years. I think I threw it out when we moved because it was well-used and falling apart.

A couple of years ago, I bought a bigger one made of cardboard. I think the look of the “pages” attracted me because the cover was nothing special – too smooth with very shiny lettering.

The book box before its makeover

I had the most beautiful transfers that I’ve been itching to use. Looking for project ideas, the book box came to mind. I imagined how gorgeous it would look, and I must say, the end product did not disappoint! Let me show you what I did.

A Book Box Makeover Using Transfers

This post is sponsored by Dixie Belle Paint.

Step 1

Painting the book box with Dixie Belle’s Slick Stick. This product is a miracle primer if you are painting super smooth surfaces like glass or mirrors. It worked wonderfully on the glossy paper cover of the book.

Priming the book box before painting

Step 2

As a solid base color for the book cover, I used Chalk Mineral Paint in Dried Sage. It’s a soft, light brown with a greenish undertone.

Step 3

Once the two coats of chalk paint were completely dry, I lightly wiped over the paint surface with 240 grit sanding sponge. This guarantees a satin smooth surface.

Step 4

I used Dixie Belle’s Vintage Post Transfer on top of the paint to decorate the book box. What a gorgeous, interesting design!

Belles and Whistles Vintage Post Transfer

Applying the transfer to the book’s front cover and spine was so quick and easy! Do you remember my very challenging previous two transfer projects? Applying transfers to a bowl and a pumpkin! What was I thinking?

Step 5

The last and final step was sealing the paint and transfers with two coats of Clear Coat. (I used a flat finish.) And that is it! Project completed!

Doesn’t it look amazing? It’s even better than I imagined.

Book box after its makeover
A side view of the made over book box

I might move it down to the basement and use it as storage for all the remotes (as we did long ago), but it might look even cuter in my new home office once that’s completed…

See my product list below if you want to make this, or browse all of Dixie Belle’s amazing transfer designs for inspiration.

Until next time, happy crafting!

Product List For This Book Box Makeover

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