Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Vintage Glovebox Design

I just love these vintage glove boxes.
 This one was a great find.
Originally a light green with a few old stains,
I hand painted it a cottage white inside and out.


These old boxes are very easy to paint and cover in 2 or 3 coats depending on the color.
The insides are usually a stiff card board, but you can paint that too if there
are not any rips or tears.

For this glove box, several coats of my favorite honeysuckle bloom  began the transformation.
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.
  I hand painted silk leaves in the same cottage cream.
All the crocheted accents are vintage pieces along with the lace ribbon.
 Vintage lace edging was used to form crocheted roses.
I used tulle and pearl trim over the vintage lace.

I just love how these old glove boxes turn out.
 Hope you will remember next time you find one treasure hunting,
~~Have Fun~~
 Celestina Marie

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