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!|