Hello everyone! I'd like to share with you the project I did this last week. I have this box thing... it might be considered a sort of shadow box, but I'm not sure. Anyways, I got it at a garage sale and I have been using it to hold some old papers and such. So I decided I was going to give it a makeover.
Here she is. Just a big thing to hold whatever I fancy.
Now, I didn't take any pictures of the process, but I will give you an idea of what happened. So I first sanded most of it lightly. Then I decided to paint it a light pink, but that didn't work out. So I switched to blue.
I thought it would look cool with a picture on the inside. I went onto The Graphics Fairy, who has a bunch of cool pictures, and selected a pretty girl with a big hat. I found out how to put paper pictures onto wood via the internet. You just use Modge Podge. I did that and waited a bit to take the paper off the back, using a spray bottle of water, like I read to do. It wasn't turning out how I hoped so I let it sit over night.
Then I sprayed some more water on it in the morning, gently scraping the paper off the back with a soft rag. Finally, adding a clear coat and using a screw driver with a flat head to nick it a little bit to give it that old finished look.
I promise she was a lot prettier, but the process I think, makes her look more aged. Which works!
What I put inside. :)
What do you think? I love it! Let me know if you would like to see more posts like this. Thanks for checking it out!