Thursday, March 7, 2013

LESSology and Glitz Designs Box

So the other day I was pawing through my stash of alterable items. WHAT?!?!? Everyone doesn't have a pile of those handy? Anyhow, I came across this really sturdy box I had that was asking for an overhaul.

I liked the box itself, but the outside was not my style and I thought it needed a change.

Here is what I started with:

The outside was really glossy, but the inside was this lovely shade of light yellow.

I decided to plan my colors accordingly so the edge hidden under the box top and the inside would work with what I chose for the top and sides. 

For the sides, I had this great piece of old paper from a coat pattern that I flipped over and modge podged on. I then inked over it with yellow. I added Shimmer Modge Podge and brown StayzOn Ink for that old look. Finally, washi tape for the edges!

On the top I used a Glitz Design piece of scrapbooking paper that I had fallen in love with. Such bright colors and of course more washi tape!

Had to break out my son's cordless screwdriver with a small drill bit to get this knob added and a measuring tape to make sure it was centered! I tell you this because it's the requirement for the newest challenge over at LESSology. They want you to use something from your tool box!

Now since I'm playing along with a LESSology challenge, I must tell you what was upcycled on this project, but in this case it's easier to tell you what is NEW. 

I added new Tim Holtz feet, new shimmery trimming on the edge of the box top, new flowers & feathers. Everything else was just JUNK! ;-) 

On the trim I added, let me tell you what I did...

This trim was ORIGINALLY plain old silver and I wanted it to match better. So I dripped alcohol ink on it, spritzed it with alcohol in a spray bottle and then I rolled it up tight so the colors would blend. Shortly later it was dry with these awesome-sauce colors. I was pretty pleased with myself and I love the texture it adds!

Happy Hump Day!

I know, it's not Wednesday, but I meant to post this bare with me here. It's been one of those weeks...


  1. Incredible transformation & what you've done with those sequins? Stunning! LOVE those little 'legs' you've been using - they set this off so nicely. Did I tell you I still love [unreservedly] the bird cage you sent me? I use it for my mists & liquid pearls so pretty much, I'm reminded of you every day!!!!!!!!!! Hope you're doing well, my friend, & your Big Winter Wood Work piece is well on the way for it's Pretty Windows to be fitted:):):)

  2. Wow wow wowwwwwwwww! This is AMAZING!! I love love love love the feathers and the sequins!! Thanks for playing along with LESSology!!

  3. Awesome, thanks for sharing your lovely project with us at LESSology!

  4. Oh my. You are amazing girl. I love the transformation. And those sequins look awesome!

    Thanks for playing along with us at LESSology! :)

  5. I'd like to make 3 wishes!!! I swear this box is cool enough to house a genie!!! Love that your son has his own toolbox...that's awesome! As always, the knob on the top seals the deal for me :)

  6. Oh my goodness this is wonderful! I love what you did with that box. Thanks for joining us this month at LESSology with your wonderful creations.

  7. Just adore those awesome sauce colours on the sequins - gorgeousness! Lovely Lessology project! And YES I have a whole cupboard (well practically...) full of things pleading for a makeover :) Have been doing quite a bit of it lately for my studio storage but haven't shared yet. Need to photograph & get a post done on that!


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