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Monday, May 14, 2012

Red Cross Box

Another busy weekend with the graduation of my niece and Mother's Day. I did manage to do a little project.

Little treasures seem to always be the best when you can convert them into another treasure. I didn't have to manipulate this much. Just a little paint did the trick. I thought it was a coll find.

A wooden box with the word Armour.

Armour is protective gear also spelled armor. So I am assuming this is an old box that stored some protective gear maybe in war or maybe not. I wanted to change it up without messing with the character of the box.

I knew the words would stay but I thought it needed a little something. So the story I came up with in my mind was that during a battle this little wooden box held medical supplies for the wounded since there was no other storage to use. ( I know I have a weird imagination)

With a little dry brush on the sides with no words and something to make people aware of the importance of the box, it was transformed

I sanded over it to look more worn. I like the simplicity of it.

I think it would make a great conversational piece on a table or floor. The best thing is that it is storage!

Did you get any treasures this weekend?


Cassie Bustamante said...

love this one, deneen! so cute- the finish is great!

{northern cottage} said...

very pretty - love the simple yet rustic look - yum! xo

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Love it, Deneen! The sanding looks like it was the perfect touch. :)

TheCrankyCrow said... me my boxes....and this is vintage perfect! Awesome! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin