Wednesday, January 22, 2014
ONCE UPON A WOODEN CIGAR BOX
Once Upon A Wooden Cigar Box
In my last post I had shared my wooden cigar boxes that we found while cleaning out our garage. As promised I have been working on them this past week and I have one of them finished and ready to share.
I decided to work on the black box first because I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. First I sanded it and painted it using some chalkboard paint primer and paint. I had the primer and chalkboard paint from a previous project.
First the primer.
Then several coats of chalkboard paint.
I also painted inside the box with chalkboard paint.
Now with the painting all finished it was time for the fun stuff. Time to decorate my box. I decided I want it to have a chandelier on the top and space to write in chalk whatever I may feel like writing.
For the inside I wanted something to soften it up so I made a small pillow for the bottom using my Paris canvas fabric and I used some mod podge to line the inside top with the same fabric.
I think my box turned out really cute.
While working on my box I was trying to clean house in between waiting for the coats of paint to dry. Sometimes I feel like I am fighting a battle I will never win when it comes to cleaning. You know how you clean and clean and you are kind of proud of your progress and you look at the picture hanging on the wall and it is covered with dust. Not just a little dust but a lot of dust. For me the more I do the more I realize all the things that still need to be done.
Does housework ever end???
I am tickled pink that we are making some progress. Our garage looks so much better and we have cleaned out and donated 41, 33 gallon bags of clothes, toys, shoes, handbags, games, puzzles and housewares to charity.
While we were cleaning the garage I found two big bins of fabric. I knew I had them out there but I had forgotten about some of the different fabrics I had inside the bins.
One piece is a vintage upholstery fabric that I found at a thrift store. There are tens yards of it and I am thinking that I can take it to Korea and perhaps have something made for my living room. I have a sofa, chair and two ottomans from Ikea that have slipcovers and I think I might want to make something for the sofa. Hope it is enough fabric to make a new slip cover.
I got all ten yards for $3.99, now that is a bargain.
What a great find!
Don't you just love a great find at a great price.
Well I am off to work on my other cigar box...
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