Sunday, March 27, 2011

Recycled Wood Box

Happy Sunday to you all!  It has been cold but sunny--a great day for indoor creativity and natural light photos.

This project was great fun.  But I did a lot of stuff to it...

Want to see what it looked like before?

Obviously from the first picture, it is the new home for most of my many glues and adhesive tapes.  I actually packed quite a bit into the box.  When I found it, I knew what I'd store in it, but you know me.  I can't just slap a coat of paint on and call it done!

Since I added so much to it, I thought I'd break it down into a few posts.  I don't think I'm ready to write the Great American novel just yet. Not in one post anyway...

Let's start with those hearts on the sides.  My first thought was to banish them.  It's nothing personal, I like hearts as a general rule.  I found some beautiful paper, and cut it just to fit around the heart.

I Mod Podged it and stuck it on...both sides of the box...and instantly regretted it. I popped a marker through the inside and the paper came off.

 This part of the story has a happy ending. I turned the paper around and put it on the inside of the box. I lightly sanded down the paper that was stuck, and painted over it.  Whew!

 I used Tim Holts Tissue Tape (in Symphony) to cover the inside edges of the hearts, (as well a few other spots on the container).  It's one of the coolest products ever.  It is an actual tape, and it's wonderful to use.

Here's a peek at the other side...

Yes, I told you it was involved.  Join me next time, won't you?  Thanks...



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  1. Oh tres cool transformation! Tim H is a scary evil genius isn't he? Coming up with all those products that just call to you in the store "take me home...take me home".

  2. Tissue cool!! I haven't seen that yet :) I love your's always nice to have a pretty something to store tools and supplies in! And I loveeee the key!!!!!

  3. Great way to "pretty up" your craft supplies!
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  4. Sooo cute! I used to have one just like this and I gave it away...rats!!!!

  5. hiya visiting from bcd show and tell and your newest follower x love your new storage box it is adorable i love anything altered and vintage looking too , love the changes you made to it x hope to see you at mine soon and maybe you will follow me too xmaggiex

  6. Christine, it's beautiful! There's something so captivating about skeleton keys, and I love the way you incorporated them into your piece. I'm particularly fond of the way you lined the heart cutout with the old book page. You really rock the multi-media! Jenn

  7. What a beautiful looking box. Ideal for your craft supplies.


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