Monday, 7 January 2013

dollar store wooden box transformation







you can pick these wooden boxes up in most craft stores 





 i wanted to make the trinket box that look really old so i used this aging method
 
first i painted the wooden box completely white.
then when i was dry i rubbed Vaseline on the areas i wanted to appear worn then i painted a blue colour on,  then i rubbed the paint away where the Vaseline was and sanded it, concentrating mostly on the edges.
 then i used a bit of watered down wood stain and dabbed it on the sanded areas and then wiped it off again with a damp cloth,
i used my silhouette machine to cut the key hole and the corners pieces and spray painted them gold and glued them on.
inside the lid i measured a piece of cardboard to fit and i folded some fabric in a fan shape and glued it to it and then slipped it in,
 





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sisters of the wild west

8 comments

  1. What a beautiful little box! What a wonderful way to present a gift too!
    xx
    Anne

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  2. What a pretty box! So dainty and romantic!

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  3. Such a sweet box! Your pics are lovely!

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  4. Distressed and darling box - love the extra details of the key hole and the corners.

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  5. What a pretty little box. I love the distressing and the details!

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