Monday, September 16, 2013

Altered Chess Set Box

Today I'd like to share with you an altered Chess Set box I made for a lovely friend of mine. I found this box at an Op-shop recently and just loved the size of it and the patina of the wood. 

Using the gorgeous Kaisercraft 'On This Day' papers, I only covered parts of the box leaving some of the wood showing through. Some beautiful wedding applique pieces were also added for luxury. Some bronze filigree pieces were cut lengthways and glued (E6000) to the front corners of the box.

Approximately 95% of the plethora of flowers decorating the top of this box are from the Mad About Scrappin store along with the Green Tara leaves, gorgeous triple seam binding bow in the corner and the tiny pearl bead trim that borders both the top and bottom of the box. A small wooden photo frame was painted white and decorated with a little bling, two metal keys poke out from a cluster of flowers to hang some lovely pearl dangles from. Everything was adhered using Helmars 450 Quick Dry Glue and Helmars Super Tak Glue.

Inside the box I wanted to show off the beautiful full length piano hinge so only the compartments were covered using Kaisercraft 'On This Day' papers. There were two dividers in the box which I painted with Gesso and then covered with a pretty white lace. The larger sections were then edged with a lovely bobble trim, picked up from a Flog It Friday Sale and the smaller sections edged with some light blue pearl bead trim.

Some tiny metal feet were added (salvaged from another op-shop box find) and lace hinges inside to stabilise the lid. I'm very happy with how this old box regained it's life in a prettier form.

Thank you for stopping by 

Jeanette :)

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