I seem to be finding a lot of little boxes lately. This is the latest.
DRAT! The insides are painted! It’s less work to male-over if I don’t have to do the inside; but the price was right so I bought it.
I sanded some of the original paint off the lid, just enough to distress the edges a bit and hot have dark red or blue show through. Drilled a hole and added a vintage copper knob.
Added some vintage dictionary pages to the bottom and back side of the lid.
Is it DONE now??? Feels like it needs something more, but not sure just what?? Sorted through box after box of assorted supplies and embellishments and STILL not sure ‘else’ it needed. When I am feeling ‘stumped’ like this over the finishing touches on a project, I usually just stash it away and don’t think about it for a while.
And sure enough, a few weeks later I was rummaging through my box of old keys for a different project and came across this key* with ‘secret’ stamped onto it. PERFECT!!
*I think the key is from a set of Tim Holtz supplies. I have several of them, all with different words on them.
I was in a similar dilemma with this little four drawer chest. Found a tiny skeleton key and padlock charm to tie onto a knob. Added some vintage dictionary paper to the backing (which is ‘oddly’ inset?!?) and to bottoms of the drawers.
They are both available in my booth at Stars.