Thursday, April 16, 2015

little box redo

This simple beauty started out as a cheap forlorn wine box.  
She broad cased a cheap/glued picture of grapes and such depicting her original use.
I saw a gem in her plain decor and quickly snatched her up... and for a few measly bucks I made ownership official.  

A bit of rough sanding quickly removed the paper remnants. A Black base-coat and white top coat allowed her beauty to shine,  Distressing, old lace and other sundries proved to enhance her appearance as well. I made the gauze ribbon rose by twisting the material to my liking and hot glued it to the top.  I had a jewel looking pin that I also embellished the rose with  (hot glue) and a bit of lace for the leaf.  In keeping with the original handles I streamlined the look a bit with a thin string of natural twine.. thin ribbon and an old key.  I also tied a tear drop gem and allowed all to drip from the enclosure of the box. 

I added some love on the inside of the box as well.  Old fashioned/vintage wall paper lines the inside and on the under side of the lid is a sweet press board saying.."blessing" and little pearl embellishments.  
This is what she looked like as I was sanding the box.  I hated the rope handle! It had to go!

 you can see two black knobs on the towel...I was at the phase of trying on different ideas.  In the end I did not use the knobs.  I think my finished choices turned out well...what do you think?
In the process of her beauty treatment.  Here I used some lace that I literally tore
off a small pillow!  Don't under estimate the small things you have around the house.
I save everything.

I will try and find a picture of the inside of the finished box.  you get the idea though.
never pass up those sweet boxes...there is so much you can do with them!

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