It’s not quite Spring here in North East Ohio. Not just yet.
But that doesn’t mean I’m not longing for some gardening, green plants and little garden creatures all the same.
I bet you are too, aren’t you?
Several weeks ago I happened upon an jewelry box at the Thrift Store and I wondered… what else could this be? I even wrote about it in my last Thrifting Thursday post.
And then I wrote a couple of weeks ago about how I had started a Pinterest Pin Board about Doors.
I combined my Door Pinboard, a Thrift Store find and my imagination into a little fairy garden that will keep me going until spring.
To revamp my jewelry box I removed all of the hardware, the necklace hanger and the divided box from the bottom.
I’m hanging on to the necklace hanger. It spins around and slides back and forth… it must be good for SOMETHING down the road!
Removing the divided box loosened up some of the wall so I used some finish nails to tighten everything back up again.
I gave the whole thing a sanding (just enough to scuff up the surface) and then wiped it clean with a tack cloth.
Next I dry brushed on FolkArt acrylic paint in Deep Ocean Blue and Fresh Foliage, leaving some of the original “wood” showing through. I let it all dry over night.
I used the edge of the Permapaque marker to add a little metallic finish to some of the detail edges.
Finally I added all of the hardware back on moving the feet from the bottom to the side of the box. No easy feat, but with the help of a drill, a hammer and a few choice swear words I got it done. 😉
Now the door opens on the top to allow access to the things inside and I like the way the mirror, that used to be on the back wall, is now on the floor to reflect light.
I LOVE IT! And I just realized that it actually goes quite well with another project I’m making. BONUS!
Just so you know, my plant is “silk”. I didn’t think that the fiber board/wood would hold up to much moisture.
So what do you think? What else could I put in this?