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Sunday, September 12, 2010

something old into something new

I got this old box at a yard sale I think i paid a nickle for it
It was in really bad shape   


I took it apart keeping the orginal hardware to use later  striped it down to bare wood then went to work on it
for the outside i used a piece of paper that looked like old leather the picture doesn't do it justice but you can kind of get an idea of what it looks like.



























For the inside I used some paper with writing and maps on it  and I added some distressed ink to add a bit of age to the paper
I also used the old mirror that was inside of the original one   it was in pretty bad shape and had most of the reflective stuff missing and was broken on one side
but i really liked the way it looked so decided to try to reuse it
I added a flower and a feather for the stem to cover up the broken edge of the mirror and since a lot of the reflective stuff was missing some of the words showed thru .   

9 comments:

KAT said...

This is a true Trash to Treasure moment - thanks for sharing!

AnnL said...

Carolyn, your creativity amazes me. I really like what you did with this old box. Ann

Bearcrazyman said...

I love this. Yard Saling is my favorite past time. Great Blog Background by the way, LOL
Stephen
http://bearcrazyman.blogspot.com

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

That box is gorgeous!! I love finding treasures like that too :-) You did a super job on it!

Michelle

Karen said...

A great find to get a box with so much hardware and pieces to reuse: Love it.
Karen (ATT)

Lani Gerity said...

Very,very awesome!

barbarasaintjacques said...

love that box! you did good. Also very much like your backdrop for your blog!

An Evolving Artist @ Swallowcliffs.blogspot.com/ said...

A great job~ Fun travel trunk. I am making one almost like it from scratch. I am still trying to work out the hinges, lol. Great trunk!

Anonymous said...

Very cool! Looks perfecty for a speciat trip ;)
Gena