Tuesday, March 1, 2016

My Project

 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.
Ta da!!
 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!


  1. Ooh, I love it! It's such a beautiful shade of blue, and I love the vintagey feel of it. I really tend to go for antiques :) Lovely job!

    1. Thank you so much, Mary! I love antiques, too. Thank you! :)

  2. This is super cool. I wonder what the box was originally intended for? Display maybe? It turned out lovely

    1. Thank you so much! Yes, it could be a display. It has two hinges on the back so you can hang it on the wall as well. Thanks again! :)

  3. So beautiful! Well done, Mo! :)

  4. It's so lovely!! I love it!
    I love the color to..

  5. Beautiful! I especially love the color. Ooh, yes, please do more posts like this!

    (Oh, btw, SO sorry I haven't been over here in so long! You'll likely be getting a big influx of comments from me :P)