Friday, August 17, 2012

Trinket Box Makeover

It might be hard to believe, but it took me over two years to decide what to do with this box.  Back on April 8th, 2010, I blogged about thrifting this and asked for suggestions on what to do with it.  I just couldn't decide.  I've been using it just the way it is ever since.  For awhile, I had it sitting in my half-bath.  Then I ended up just shelving it in my studio.  

A few weeks ago, I found a paint color that I thought would work well with glazing.  It's an Americana craft paint, which you can get at any big-box crafts store, called Sea Glass.  It's a creamy pale aquamarine color that's great on it's own, but when it's been glazed over, it's gorgeous! 

It's my new favorite color so I'll soon be off to Home Depot for a color match. I've found that these craft paint bottles dry out too quickly, plus it costs more to keep buying those little bottles than it does for a sample from Home Depot or Lowe's.  

***See my glazing tutorial here.***

3 crafty peeps said:

  1. I ran across your blog via pinterest and I had to let you know I've really enjoyed browsing all your trash to treasures - your glazing is awesome!

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