February 1, 2013

Retro Road Trip Box

My dear friends & readers, back in December I thought I would take a small pause (couple of days) to get ready for the festivities and somehow it turned out to be a longer pause than I expected hehe!!.  But anyway we are back on track with all the excitement to share new projects & new images in our both blogs Boulevard de L'antique:  Crafts & Decor and Retro Scrap Freebies.

Have you heard the say: “one man's trash is another man's treasure?”  Well, it's true! I found two boxes in our building's junk disposal area.  Yes! Two beautiful game boxes were there waiting to be rescued and I could not believe how somebody would throw them away.  The boxes were in perfect condition and still contained some small game pieces that I have kept as trinkets for future projects.   Today I want to show you how I decorated one of the boxes inspired by a Retro Road Trip, here it is the outcome: 

With a little bit of paint, different images related to theme (highway restaurants, bars, signs, etc) and few stamps I was able to create a nice keepsake box for any road trip souvenir collection, but of course in retro style.  

In this project we used the standard “decoupage” step by step you can find HERE.

We chose a colonial blue acrylic for the outside of the box, and a shiny mustard yellow acrylic for the lid and the inside of the box, then painted some black faded lines around the box give it a more aged look.

If you wonder how the box looked before here it is:

So you can see the box has been transformed entirely.  I will show you the other box very soon on a future post.

This box was really fun to do and not complicated, if you want to see the process, please click HERE.

I hope you liked this project and for Free Vintage Images to use in your projects don't forget to visit our Retro Scraps Freebies blog

Every week we have the great opportunity to participate and share our projects in awesome parties, please visit them and see what talented artists and crafters are creating. They are not in any particular order, just from the oldest till the most recent one I started participating on:

Newbie Graduates Party @ Debbiedoo's 
Monday Funday @ C.R.A.F.T.  
Boggieboard Cottage @ Masterpiece Monday 
Mod Mix Monday @ Mod Vintage Life  
Meet me Monday @ You're Talking Too Much
Calling All Crafters Monday @ All Things Fee  
CraftOmaniac Monday @ Craft O Maniac 
More the Merrier Monday @ DIY Home Sweet Home  
Make-it-Yourself Monday @ An Original belle 
Make it Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House
Under 300 Followers Blog Hop @ Pinkapotamus  
Monday Funday @  Lines Across
Mom's Monday Mingle @ The Naptime Review
Made with love @ Colours Dekor  
Monday Funday @ Creatively Living 
Monday Funday @ That's What Che Said

Get your craft on @ Today'screative blog 
Knick of Time tuesday @ Knick of Time
Tutorials & Tips Link Party @ Home Stories A2Z  
Cowgirl up Linky Party @ Cedar Hill Ranch 
Tuesday’s Treasures @ My UnCommon Slice of Suburbia
Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday @ Kammy's Korner 
Be inspired link party @ Elizabeth & Co
Coastal Charm @ Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
One project at a Time @ A Bowl Full of Lemons
Take a look Tuesday @ Sugar Bee crafts 
Salt Tree Social @ Salt Tree
Show me what you got @ Our Delightful Home
Pretty Things Link Party @ twelveOeight 
Wow us Wednesdays @ http://www.savvysouthernstyle.net
Primp your stuff Wednesday @ Primp
White Wednesday @ Faded Charm 
Share the love @ http://verymerryvintagestyle.blogspot.com
It's a Party @ DIY by Design 
Whatever goes Wednesday @ Someday Crafts 
What is it Wednesday @ http://ivyandelephants.blogspot.com
Whatever you want Wednesday @ Free Pretty Things for You
Wicked Awesome Wednesday @ Handy man, crafty woman 
Show & Share @ Southern Lovely 
Show and Tell @ SNAP 
It's a Party @ CreativePrincess
Wildly Original Round Up @ I Gotta Create
Waste Not want Not Wednesday @ Pretty Shabby UK 
What We Wore and Made Wednesdays @ Rae Gun Ramblings
Time for a Party @ Fine Craft Guild  
Wednesdays Adorned from Above Blog Hop @ Adorned from Above

Catch as Catch Can @ http://www.myrepurposedlife.net
Open House Party @ No MinimalistHere
Vintage Inspiration @ Common Ground 
Hookin' up with @ House of Hepworths
Time Travel Thrusday @ Brambleberry Cottage 
20 Below Thrusday @ Cristinas Adventures
Home and Garden Thrusday @ A Delightsome Life 
Made you Look @ Maid in a Day 
Treasure Hunt Thursday @ From my front porch to yours 
Show off your stuff party @ Fireflies and Jellybeans
Share your cup Thursday @ Have a daily cup of Mrs. Olson  
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
What's Cluckin @ Chicken Scratch  
 Vintage Thingie Thursday @ The Coloradolady
100 Ideas under $100 @ Beyond the Picket Fence 
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest 
Weekend Bloggy Reading @ Serenity Now 
Inspirational Friday @ At the picket Fence 
Do something Crafty @ See Vanessa Craft
Friday feature @ Redoux Interiors 
Once upon a Weekend @ Family Ever After
Friday Fun Party @ Craftionary 
Finished Lit and Laundry for Friday @ Lit and Laundry
Feature yourself Friday @ Finger Prints on the Fridge 
It's a Hodgepodge Friday @ It's a Hodgepodge life 
Friday Flair @ WhipperBerry
Fridays Unfolded @ Stuff& Nonsense 
Simply Link Party @ SimplyDesigning
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage   
Happy Hour Friday @ Happy Hour Projects 
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Rustic Restorations Weekend Linky Party @ Homespun Happenings  
Spark Linky Party @ Blissful and Domestic
Garden Fun & Simple & Sweet Fridays @ Rooted In Thyme
Weekend Show off Party @ Ladybird Ln  
Feature Friday Free-for-All @  Five days Five Ways
Friday's Favorite Pin @ Decor to Adore
Spotlight Saturday @ Classy Clutter 
Show and Tell Saturday @ Be Different act Normal
Site Nite special @  Funky Junk Interiors 
Get schooled Saturday @ Too much time on my hands
Weekend Wrap Up Party @ Tatertots & Jello
Check me out Saturday @ Iam only 1 Woman 
Serenity Saturday @ - Serenity You
Saturday Seven Party @ Positively Splendid 
Strut Your Stuff Saturday @ Six Sisters' Stuff
Saturday Showcase @ Bowdabra Blog 
What's Your Sunday's Best! @ My 1929 Charmer 
Weekend features @ Sisters of the Wild West
Simply Klassic Sunday @ Simply Klassic Home 
Sundae Scoop @ I (Heart)Nap Time
DIY Project Parade @ DIY showoff 
The Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table andDreaming 
Creative Bloggers's Party & Hop @ Homemaker on a Dime
Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things 
Sunday Round Up @ Heather & Kayla

Have a wonderful weekend,



  1. You have such great vision with these pieces. Awesome box!

  2. How very cool! I love the retro theme. (Visiting via The Dedicated House!) ~Heather

  3. I'm your newest Follower! Follow me at http://pampereddaughterthriftywife.blogspot.com/

  4. Visiting from the Monday Mingle. Following via GFC and Twitter. Would love a visit back?



  5. Vintage! Just love this. Thanks for adding in ROMA!

  6. Wow, this is so cool! So glad you snagged that. What a transformation.
    Liz @ Quirky Vistas

  7. Cool project. My hubby and I are planning some road trips and this cute box is a neat way to save keepsakes:) Pinned. New follow:) Follow back at http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/02/be-fearless-arianna-huffington.html

  8. That is just so cool and fun! Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  9. So neat and fun to make a box for each trip. I love it!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us.

  10. Thank you for linking up your awesome project! We've already got our next Showcase up, so come stop by and link up another project!

    Have a great week!

  11. Great images on this box! so glad you are back. We have missed you! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

  12. Awesome project! I have lots of vintage images that I want to use in decoupage. I don't know what kind of paper would work best for home printing given that I have a color inkjet and not a laser printer. Any recommendations please? I think the inkjet will run when decoupage medium is applied on it :(

  13. oh my gosh.. Thats amazing.. You are super talented.. Love those vintage images.. :)


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