Thursday, May 3, 2012

Glove Box Treasure~

Happy Month of May Blog Friends

This month is beginning beautifully and I hope for you as well. The flowers are all in bloom here in my little Texas town and the weather warmer each day. Soon I hope to be finished with another stage of my cottage redesigns, and I have to say, having so much fun. Going through everything clearing and cleaning out with things I no longer use in my studio and the rest of my home. It always feels wonderful to de-clutter and organized. Oh how I love organization.

Anyway, some time ago, while going through my store room of treasures for creating, I gave this vintage glove box keeper a redesign.

Starting out with the original light green satin fabric, I could see this treasure in a soft cottage creamy white with crocheted roses I made using bits and pieces of old crocheted lace.
I did not have white fabric on hand that I liked for this project, so what did I do? Well, paint it of course!!

With several coats of my signature white inside and out, the transformation began.
I want to say, if you are ever painting on fabric to be worn, like a shirt for example, it is advisable to mix textile medium with your paint first using equal parts, medium and paint before painting on the fabric. This gives a soft movable feel to the finish. If not, the painted area would be like cardboard and not comfortable. Years ago, in the early 80's when I started in business, I painted lots of clothing for customers on sweatshirts, denim shirts and the like and this step was important. It also makes the item washable which you would want.

I usually speed up the drying time with a hair dryer. Can't wait to get to the real fun.

Now moving on, here is the progression of the vintage glove box. This is where the fun begins when embellishments are added. For the leaves I hand painted silk leaves in the same cottage cream. All the crocheted accents are vintage along with the lace ribbon. The vintage lace edging was used to form crocheted roses.

What do you think? Pretty? Remember you can do a lot with paint over fabric. With several coats of paint, drying time and patience, you can decorate a vintage glove box.

Have Fun~~
See you soon.
Hugs, Celestina Marie
For more tutorials like this one, visit my sidebar for the list of project ideas. Have Fun!


Denise said...

That's My kind of fun.I look for things around the house to alter.Beautiful job.

EllenaElizabeth said...

Of course it's pretty. well done. Thanks for showing us today. said...

Exquisite! Rachael xo p.s. it's an ongoing quest of mine to be organised! I am sure life is much easier if organised in all areas of it! xo

Susan said...

Celestina, your glove box turned out beautifully. I love the creamy whites when altering projects.

1CardCreator said...

This is awesome, I love all the details you added, what a wonderful piece it is now!

Eileen said...

What a beautiful Mother's Day Gift that would make. You have so many wonderful ideas to turn old things in to something new and beautiful.

Julie Marie said...

Your glove box is absolutely gorgeous Celeste!... I am so amazed always at the beauty you create from these vintage finds... love it!... wishing you a beautiful May too... xoxo Julie Marie

Julie Marie said...

Your glove box is absolutely gorgeous Celeste!... I am so amazed always at the beauty you create from these vintage finds... love it!... wishing you a beautiful May too... xoxo Julie Marie

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Pretty! Lately, I've been viewing fabrics that are painted, even chairs! It looks great!

Cindy Adkins said...

That is gorgeous!! I've never tried painting on fabric. It look wonderful. Have a happy weekend!


Very pretty! I've done a little redecorating on the hanky/glove boxes too! It's so much fun.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

OK, I have to say I have never thought about painting over fabric! I have an old quilted hat box someone gave me, it is in a dark green and has stains, I am going to try it! You are a genius!


Createology said...

Such a lovely transformation and so beautifully Celestina Marie signature. Blissful...

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

WOW !!! Where do I begin Celeste???
I went though several of your recent post,so I will start with this one.
The glove box is to die for.Your colors are wonderful. So beautiful and elegant.It was beautiful before I thought.Now gorgeous.
I love shoes also and this black gorgeous pump fit so perfect in the in the shoe mold.
The ones you painted ...OUTSTANDING !!!
I Manny. You were so right...the blouse and skirt are just gorgeous Celest.And to think you can take it off her and wear it...LOL. I can't believe you painted her.
Everything you did was drop dead gorgeous. Awesome!
May God bless you my talented friend,
XXOO Marie Antionette

Jill said...

Just stunning! love your designs! :-)
Hope you have a lovely weekend!


Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,

You are amazing what you all come up with! Re-purposing things the way you do it is fun and sure makes a fabulous gift.
Enjoy your weekend!


BrushedByAnAngel said...

Beautiful, as always. I love the idea of painting the fabric. And the way you decorated the top is just perfect, so soft and feminine. Just love it. Happy painting,

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Celestina Marie,
What a great idea and one I was really in need of! I have an identical box but mine is square in shape and the fabric is very faded. I was debating just working with the fabric and covering it with lace and trims. The idea of painting it never occured to me but one I will definitely keep in mind when I decide exactly how I will want this project to look like.

Thanks so much for the terrific inspiration!


Shane Pollard said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,

You are such a talented artist and thank you as this was like a tutorial for me!!

It's more than just a glove book now it's a work of art - tres jolie!!



Ruth Welter said...

Happy May to you Celeste. Your glove box is so lovely...just beautiful. I'm glad your flowers are in bloom. I just did some garden work today, things are springing up here now.

Have a great week


Draffin Bears said...

Dear Celestina Marie,

I love your sweet vintage glove box and what you have done with it and the gloves are so beautiful too.
Always enjoy seeing your talent and what you are creating.

Enjoy the warmer days and your flowers blooming.
Happy week

Unknown said...

OMGolly, Celeste! This is just magical!!! Love the detail, trims & redo. You are the absolute best. There is nothing you can't make elegant, rich & exquisite.

Have a beautiful week ~
Hugs & love,

Laura Turner said...

Beautiful and great idea. I love the texture of fabric with paint on it, but I never do it. Maybe that will be my next project!

Laura from Sunday View

Aims Pyrex Passion said...

Good morning Celeste
This is gorgeous! I have a couple pairs of vintage gloves I use as accents with my tea cup display. They would look so lovely in something like this. Maybe I will use one of the stained vintage tablecloths for a project like this. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely work.

Have The Best Day Ever!

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..