Wednesday, March 22, 2017

A Little Shabby Configuration Box Full of Treasures

I have been playing around with this box for a couple of weeks. It had been hanging out in my rainy day pile (to steal what Yvonne normally says) and I finally dusted it off it off and glued all the pieces together. A layer of gesso combined with some shimmer spray and some inks helped age it.

See, in my travels I pick up little things here and there. One day I found a vintage crystal door knob and that brass key, another day I found that little metal piece and those flowers I used for the top. Thought it was time for them to all hang out on an art piece I'd enjoy.

That oval metal faucet handle came from the house we're working on and that glass roundel I found out back at work. Glass makers have been messing around in this area for the last 150 or so years so you never know what you might find.

There is a vintage crystal that also came from the house we're working on, while that green metal pill container came from another that we were gutting. Then there is an acrylic faucet handle and those glass door knob feet. Fun things!

Really enjoying all these fun little things and guess what! Plenty of room to add more!

Happy Hump Day!


  1. This looks fabulous, love the aged look... and stop showing off with the snow already!!! hehe!!

  2. Looking good. Really stands out there against all that snow, too. I like the pretty colours & the little crystal 'legs'! Good rainy day fun there:)

  3. I love how each of these things has a story, and that you are saving everyday objects from the houses you work on and turn them into things of beauty.

  4. Oh my goodness this is awesome! I've had something like this in mind for a while... this is such great inspiration! Once I decide what mine will kind of look like I'll have to stop back here again... so beautiful and love all of these found pieces and that they get to be pretty on this piece... you are the Queen!


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