Thursday, 10 January 2013

Chouchou Blanket Box

The REVEAL - an old blanket box gets a make over.

I've had this blanket box some time.  Here's the before pic, quite a bit of damage to the varnish and a white mark made by a hot mug of tea!

Next, here's the box painted with Chalk Paint, it's Paloma which is a lovely soft lavender or violet.

I didn't want to experiment with too much distressing of paint with this piece, I love the victorian style graphics on the site of The Graphics Fairy and have transferred two here on the lid, then painted over in antique gold.

I added a final bee to the front of this box then did a small bit of 'distressing' around the lid and lip along the bottom of the box.  Then used clear wax to finish - it added a lovely soft shine.

So here it is, my finished blanket box, I'm really pleased with it!!