Hi there....hope your week is going great...the holidays are almost over again...crikey the year is stampeding ahead isn't it....Thanks so much for the many Birthday wishes for Mum... and she's asked me to say you're all so lovely and kind to send them to her....it's really hard for her to wrap her head around the idea of people living from near and far flung places wishing her a happy birthday:-))....but she's LOVED it.
Many years ago hubby bought me this jewellery box which l loved at the time... but l'd grown to seriously dislike....l'd tried to sell it at markets but no-one bought it and let's face it... WHY would they...even if it WAS cheap as chips.....but my ever expanding plastic collection could use the space, so l decided to give it a makeover.
l took the glass out of the door and all the handles off to spray paint everything white, two coats were used. To give it that worn beachy look l gave the whole lot... including the foil door insert, a rough top coat of wattyl weathered wood. The glass door was covered in a (cut to size) piece of pressed foil. The handles were all returned and lightly brushed with silver paint. Finally when it was dry the edges were sanded to make it look a bit timeworn. The before pic is at the end of this post....l didn't want THAT jarring your viewing (pleasure?) mid post....haha!!
This gorgeous plastic basket found at the opshop.... became the inspiration for this post, cost a staggering 50 cents :-))....isn't she a beaut...back in the day all the women carried one of these to pop their shopping into...but l hadn't seen one for years.
Shown here with some sweet floral Cath Kidston products my Sis gave me.
l'm lovin' moving this screen around....it hides MANY sins:-))
This is the before and after pic.... shown with pressed foil (tray) that was cut to size and glued over the glass.
....have a wonderful wonderful week and thanks so much for your time and kind words.
Til next time,