I apologise that there are only a few step by step pictures of this project, I got so involved I forgot to pick my camera up!
Remember the £2 wooden box I got from a car boot sale a few weeks back? Well on the first day of my Whitsun break I decided it was about time I did something with it. I am so chuffed when I find a “car boot bargain” but then am equally guilty of doing nothing with it when I get it home.
I’ve covered the outside panels and the inside, including the tray with 12” x 12” papers from Stampin Up Designer Series Paper – Springtime Vintage pack (121782) which cost £8.75 for 12 assorted double sided sheets.
All this was a little fiddly, I made templates of all the parts I wanted to cover, but as the box was handmade it was a bit trial and error to get things to fit just right.
I used a small blue flowery pattern on the outside, but it looked a little too plain, so I cut some larger flowers from another paper, sticking them on top, which transformed it, giving it a lovely old fashioned look.
I couldn’t decide what to do with the top, I quite liked it plain but there was a small, noticeable chip on it, so in the end I decided to cover it, using a gold panel cut using a Nestabilities label die on my Bigshot with a smaller label in the middle, using the same paper as the panels plus some more flower cut outs.
The next stage was to varnish it all, several times, inside and out. I used Ronseal Quick Drying Varnish, Clear Gloss which dries in 20 minutes which is brilliant for me as I am very impatient and find this sort of thing as boring as hell!
It’s now finished. I am thrilled, I haven’t decided what to use it for yet, but jewellery seems to be the obvious answer as my collection of quirky bits and pieces is constantly growing thanks to even more car boot sales!