Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Vintage First Aid Box

 I found this vintage wood box and knew I had to find a way to put it to use. It's a sturdy little thing with lovely dovetailed joints. I decided this would be perfect as a First Aid Kit.

because who wants this ugly thing...

when you can have this...

Pretty and practical... I love it! I painted the box with a mixture of French Linen and Old White Chalk Paint. For the cross, I used flat white paint.

Projects have not been easy for me to get to so far this year. When I do find the time and energy, I have plenty of options awaiting me. I did have a tea party this past week and that allowed me the opportunity to set a pretty table and enjoy some time with  friends from church.

Other than that, it's me trying to keep up with these three and some serious cabin fever! Spring come quickly please... we need you.

Thanks for stopping by.

Linking To:
The Scoop  ~ Knick of Time ~ Give Me the Goods
Make it Pretty Monday  ~ Mod Vintage Life ~ Inspire Me Tuesday
Savvy Southern Style  ~ DIY by Design ~ Fridays Unfolded
The Inspiration Exchange  ~ Rooted in Thyme ~ French Country Cottage
The Inspiration Gallery ~ The Shabby Nest ~


  1. That box is beautiful! You did a great job.
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

  2. Wow, what a great idea!! I am visiting you via Wow Us Wednesdays and look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas.

  3. Love the box, how fun is that. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  4. what a perfect upcycle project

    i love the grey and white cross design
    and you're right-so much better
    than those plastic prefabs

    would love for you to link up
    at the week's Fridays Unfolded!


  5. Love it. I am going to do this! Now to find a box!

  6. I really like your first aid box! It's such a simple design with a lot of impact. You are really doing a nice job using greys in your home. Your little helpers are adorable!

  7. Love your first aid box - and LOVE the dresser it's sitting on - and LOVE your floors in the dining room and LOVE that photo of your little ones :)
    ( don't love winter so much - fed up - time for Spring now lol )

  8. It's very pretty, and grey is a great color. It looks Swedish now.

  9. I love this! Probably highly influenced by the fact that I'm watching a show called "Call the Midwife" on Netflix right now, about midwives in East London in the 1950s. :)

  10. I love your first aid box! Much prettier than that plastic one. Definitely cute enough to have sitting out and not hidden in the back of a linen closet like ours is! ;)

  11. 12 Must have Contents Of An Equipped First Aid Box brought to you by first aid course Brisbane

    1. Bandages
    This is used to secure dressings made to the wound.

    2. Soap
    Used in cleaning wounds and washing out foreign bodies.

    3. Antiseptic wipes or sprays
    This is used for reducing the risk of infection in abrasions or other wounds.

    4. Scissors
    This is used in cutting materials for dressing or flesh itself.

    5. Alcohol Pads
    This is used for sanitizing equipments or broken skin.

    6. Thermometer
    This is used in measuring the body temperature of the affected individual.
    7. Cotton wool
    This is used In applying medications and cleaning of wounds.

    8. Aspirin
    Primarily used for pains and also serves as an antiplatelet.

    9. Painkillers
    This is used to reduce pains and some include paracetamol, panadol.
    10. Hydrogen peroxide

    Basic First Aid Course Treatment Procedures For Cosmetologists

    Treatment for Burns

    Burns could result when the cosmetologist or their clients mishandles a hot equipment such as the blow dryer.
    The seriousness of the burn depends on the amount of burnt surface area, body part burnt and age of the victim.

    Applying First Aid Treatment To Burns

    • Use a wet soft cloth to cool the area.
    • Continue with cooling the affected area to relieve the burning sensation.
    • Remove any tightening material, most importantly those around the burnt area.

    Once the burning sensation is relieved, clean up the burnt area with cotton wool soaked with aspirin.
    • Then continue with dressing up the burnt area.