Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Decorating a Wood Box

Hi Friends,
Hope you all enjoyed a nice long holiday weekend.

Recently I was going through my stash of stuff to redesign, 
 and I always find things I forget I have.

It's like going junkin all over again when I shop my store room.
Some day I'll show you that room next to my studio. 
But today I'll share this box I had stashed away.

I forgot how long ago I found this wood box.
Do you do that when you find treasures to create with?

Anyway, I've been on a kick to design with boxes lately so  this was a good re-find!!

Starting with one of my favorite chalk paints in sheepskin,
 I painted the whole wood box inside and out.

The lid just lifts off.
I think it may have had a hinge at one time, but I like the lift off style better.

Adding lots of sanded distress gives it some cottage charm.

Once dry the fun began.

I added lace and burlap ribbon all around the sides.

Lined the inside bottom and inside lid top with a pretty decorative paper
and glitter trim.

Next I added a vintage style postcard graphic to the lid on an angle.

It needed a little something, so I painted a few French roses trailing around.

Sealed all and complete for storing keepsakes, TV remote and more.

Here's another box style writing desk I found recently.
It was painted gold in it's previous life and I nearly passed it up.

Ivory chalk paint with light pink stripes, graphics and hand painted roses and filler flowers
redesigned this one.

Adding distress all around and aged the hinges a bit more with brown chalk paint.

To the inside I added pretty decorative papers with trim to reflect my painting on the desk top.

Here's another  below I shared recently created from a vintage glove box.

All in shades of tone on tone whites and creams hand painted with chalk paint inside and out.
The lid is designed with crocheted flowers and painted faux leaves.

Another fun box is this international cafe coffee container created with laces on a
chalk painted ivory background.

Here's another idea.
I found a vintage sewing drawer with inside slats and a hole drilled at the top.

The inside wood dividers are removable to use either as a wall shelf,
table storage or stand alone display.

Painted with lace chalk paint, and distressed before I added decorative papers to the background.

And last, this flower box my guy created  and I shared  in a post a few weeks ago, 
is doing very well and the shamrock plant is growing beautiful and beginning to bloom.

Still working on a few more boxes and having fun filling the shelves 

Well, my breaks over ~ off to visit you before 
my brushes start calling.

See you soon.
Celestina Marie


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