I'm so sorry I've been quiet lately, hopefully when Gabe is better and schools are back from break, I'll be back to posting more regularly....
Today I wanted to share this sweet little craft I recently completed.
Remember last month I set myself a Pinterest craft challenge?
I adore these box shelves and since I had a wooden box that was doing nothing but looking ugly, I decided to give it a makeover....
First, I painted a coat of charcoal grey on the outer sides. When dry I rubbed wax from a candle along the edges, and painted 2 coats of white over the grey.
When the paint is completely dry, scrape the edges with a blunt knife or your fingernail and the paint will peel off easily where the wax is.
I modged a sheet of scrapbook paper into the back of the box.
It has such a sweet poem written on it...
Old things are more beautiful than many things brand new
Because they bring fond memories of things we used to do.
Old photographs in albums, love letters tied with lace
Recapture those old feelings that new ones cant replace
Baby shoes, a teddy bear, a ring that Grandma wore
Are treasures waiting there behind a door marked " Nevermore"
Old thing are more beautiful, more precious day by day
Because they are the flowers we planted yesterday
by Clay Harrison
I hung my new box shelf above the made over computer desk
So, I need to make a few more, don't you think?
I'm surprised how much i like this little shelf to be honest, and I love my painted jars displayed in it.
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