Well, I’ve been in a bit of a BLUE MOOD lately. No, that that kind of blue. BLUE! The color blue. Pretty Robin’s egg blue. So I meandered about the store to see what I had that I could re-paint. A couple of white flower buckets, some tin boxes, some white shutters, a paper mache box, some little wood frames.
So, then I had a whole table full of blue stuff . . . . and it needed ‘something’. . . . a decorative element of some sort. So I went rummaging through by big box of foam stamps and found this set. PERFECT!!!
I’m embarrassed to admit that I don’t even remember when or where or WHY I bought these. I honestly didn’t even know I had them. But they are perfect and will be getting a lot of use now that I have discovered them. (the brand name is Making Memories)
These 24″ tin stars were originally rust color. Then I sponge painted them white. Now I’ve done blue over the white. The layers of color add a lot more depth and interest.
These pretty little embossed tin boxes came to me white, with a red crackle finish on the heavy cardboard lid. I HATE crackle finishes! Well, REAL cracked from age paint is wonderful; but I’ve never seen a fake crackle job that I liked in the least.
I painted several of the lids in assorted pastel colors (several coats to fully cover the red!) and left the boxes white. Then I decided to sponge paint the box to enhance the embossing of the tin. THEN I realized what a pretty design was on the bottom of the box. It’s just too pretty to only be used ONLY as a box bottom!
So I sponge painted both the sides and bottom of several of them and will hang them on the wall as a piece of dimensional art. Now I just have to find a use for the lids. Maybe a collage . . .
Love the way this blue and brown box turned out. Gonna have to do a few sets of these now!
Old wood tissue box cover.
Metal flower buckets.
I had already painted this little shelf blue a while ago; just added the brown flourish stamp.
Metal ‘enjoy’ wall words were originally tan/rust.
Another repainted tin star, just a smaller one.
Now today I get to rearrange the store and make room for all this new stuff!