Love and a hatbox

Here is another little make-over I did for my mom.
It started with this cute little box. My mom likes things that are both pretty and practical, so I thought she could use this box to hold things, like maybe the tv remote on the coffee table.

I didn't like the icky gold color and as I mentioned in my last post, my mom loves white.
When I painted the box white the cool texture on the box stood out even more.

I very lightly highlighted a bit of the textured areas with some pale gray paint.

I used these cheapie stencils to send a message to my mom.

Love and hearts. Very appropriate!
My mom lives in California and we don't get to see each other as much as we would like, so now she has a daily reminder of my love for her.

When I took this box out to my patio to photograph it my 17 month old, Levi, plopped this pile of white rocks on the table. How perfect do they look?! I think I might have a little prop stylist on my hands!


  1. box is beautiful and very romantic!

  2. It looks great Kat! What a sweet gift to your mom!

    ~ Tracy

  3. Very pretty. I love hat boxes..I remember my granny having a closet full when I was a little girl :)

  4. This is gorgeous. I love how sophisticated it looks!

  5. I love the texture on the box and the pink LOVE is absolutely precious!

  6. The box turned out very pretty, your Mom is going to love it!


  7. Very pretty--it's amazing what a little paint'll do! I really love color, but my house it gradually becoming whiter and whiter! I hope you'll follow me back to my blog--I've got a fun White Wednesday post of one of my favorite haunts!

  8. That is so sweet. What a treasure. ~~Sherry~~

  9. What a sweet and thoughtful gift for your mom! Your little Levi is a great little helper, too! ;o)
    Happy WW!
    ~ Jo :)

  10. Hello sweets! I love the beautiful box and the romantic love message! Excellent job! I am off to cruise around your site and I have become your newest follower! Stop by to say hi if you have a chance.

  11. I do love, love, love it. Thank you so much for all the beautiful gifts.

  12. Lisa, I love your blog! In fact, we love the same things so much that I could move into your house and be right at home. We also have something in common: I have two sons and they were born 9 years apart! They have now given me 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Keep showing your wonderful ideas and rooms!