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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Third Time with Charms

Okay, this is the last time I'll do a rerun of this photo, I promise.
 This is just to remind you what I started the project with.
That's right, Christmas boxes and a sentence ended with a preposition.
Does anyone else smell my English degree smoldering?
 But I digress...
 We also already know that three light coats of spray paint will hide that hall-decking pattern.
 I DID neglect to divulge that this was stash busting exercise.
I didn't paint the inside of the boxes to conserve the little bit of Rustoleum Apple Green and Aqua we had left in our inventory.
And we just made it.
Now, the boxes look clean and fresh, sure, and they match our decor, but what else can we do to give them a little shot of pizazz?
Throw the craft cabinet open wide and start digging.
We want a trim that's different, eye-catching, yet still works with everything else.
 How about hot gluing some beaded trim by-the-yard left over from a costume?
 What made a pretty fairy now flirts from my kitchen shelves.
 Nothing wrong with a little sparkle, right?
 This remnant was three inches too short to encircle the box completely,
which I concealed in the back, so it's our secret.
If you're looking for my place card holders, this would be the spot!
Tomorrow: something other than painted boxes. I promise.

2 comments:

Danni Baird said...

I love it! When I get my craft room done...I'm going to try it! (I found 3 tin boxes while organizing and thought of your yesterday post.)

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Gorgeous...never get tired of painted boxes and what you do with them!!