Tuesday, November 8, 2011

From Bland To Beautiful .................

OK, the alteration bug has hit me and I'm on a roll..

If you may recall, earlier this summer I picked up this small dark wood box at my local Goodwill store, paying just $5.00 for the box. 

It took me quite awhile to get around to actually transforming it as I had intended, however, it's finally done and today you get to see the finished results.

The first step in transforming the box was painting it white, both inside and out.

Then, using some gorgeous rose patterned scrapbook paper which I had cut to size, I modgepodged the scrapbook papers to the inside and outside of the box..

Because the white paint was just a bit too bright and because I wanted to give it a more antique/distressed look, I used some Walnut Ink stain and a cotton ball to lightly cover the white painted areas.

I am so pleased with the end result and I'm loving how it turned out.  It's definitely worth remembering that using beautiful scrapbook papers doesn't have to be limited to scrapbooking or card making.  You can do all sorts of creative things with the paper.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you enjoyed seeing my latest little thrift store transformation.


BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Absolutely beautiful! I don't think I'd have the patience (or ability) to cut such straight, perfect lines to fit them in so well. You outdid yourself!



Hi Kim,
The wire basket and the box look great! I should remember to use my papers for other things too. I'm such a paper "hoarder".

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

I just love this, Kim!

How much glue do you use? Is the paper the thick kind or thin? ♥

debi said...

Kim, your box is gorgeous! I love the paper you used, both inside and out.

Blessings from Cindy said...

You can't tell it is the same box! I have that same scrapbooking paper & love it. You did a wonderful job! I have a cedar box I got 35 yrs ago I'm thinking about redoing; yours gives me inspiration!

Les Pois said...

That's absolutely beautiful!
I love it!

The Pink Rose Cottage said...

Kim! You are amazing! You have such a good eye. Your instructions make it seem so simple, but I know I could never make anything turn out as wonderful as you do!