Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Altered Box

Hello everyone!  Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  Grab up a glass of tea and a cookie or something and check out the box I just got done altering.  I went a week or two ago to our local Goodwill shop, where I found this nice sized wood box.  I think it originally had 3 bottles of wine inside of it, which should give you an idea of about the size of it.  I covered it with papers from a K and Company stack I got at JoAnn's here in town, using modge podge for adhesive.  I have a couple bubbles and wrinkles, but I figure that just gives it that homemade look!  After covering the entire box, I put a coat of modge podge over it again for protection.  Then came the hard part of trying to decide how to finish it off!  After looking at the box sitting there for a few days I went into my craft room with a couple of ideas of things to look for.  I was gonna put some bling on it, but decided to use these things from a pack of K and Company Ephemra.  I added ribbon and flowers from Prima and a piece of lace from Basic Grey.  I like how the box turned out, and will use it to transport some of my scrappin stuff to crops!

                                                          I love those little Prima flowers!! 
I guess I am going to have to stop by Goodwill more often, or start hitting some fall yard sales cause I sure enjoyed working on this box!  I do have to tell you all though, Don said he thought the box was cuter before I added the paper...a comment which I will NOT let him forget he made!  Now he owes me big time for that one!!  Next time I just might go to the jewelry store to get my box!!! 

Thanks for stopping by!  Feel free to feed the fish, and by all means, leave me some love!.  Always nice to know who came in and left the cookie crumbs on the floor!  Stop back in soon, I enjoy the company!

1 comment:

  1. Very pretty Janice! I haven't attempted something that big yet, so I think you're brave and you nailed it. Definitely prettier AFTER you altered it :)