Box Makeover #2 - Hand Painted Jewelry Box



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I decided it would be nice to hand paint this box.  Lavender seems to be on my mind these days, so I chose that colour as a base with flowers on the lid.


Then I decided to seal the paint and used the wrong product and ruined the painting :(.

Back to the drawing board...

Painting #2 turned out like this:




Not quite as charming as the original, but I like it all the same.  And it's a huge improvement over the before shot:


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Up next, Box Makeover #3

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25 comments:

Mel said...

Oh Anne, it's so pretty. What will you be using it for? You can't leave that prettiness without a purpose other than just looking great

Myric said...

aww. That is pretty! I love lavender! Box looks much better now!

xo
Myric

Marilyn said...

Super adorable. I Love your re-do Anne, SO cute.. I have a Pin Inspirational party happening today I'll love for you to link this too please :)) TY http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/11/pininspirational-thursday.html ..Wishing you an awesome day. :)) ..M

adventuresindinner said...

Lovely idea, I'm so glad that you took Marilyn up on t invitation to join Pin'Inspiration Thursday. Happy new follower.

Gloria said...

I like them both. Nice work. Thanks for sharing.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Both are very creative ~ love them! ~~ Thanks, namaste, Carol ~ (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^

Christine said...

it's pretty and what a transformation!

La Abela said...

What a pretty box! Saludos

Netty said...

Lovely painted box. Happy PPF and enjoy the weekend, x

Robin Panzer Art said...

Lovely box that also looks like it could be the most delicious cake! ~Happy Paint Party Friday! #9 Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

MollyGirl said...

What a fabulous makeover! I love it!!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Love the box makeovers! :)
Wonderful!

Happy PPF!!
Mary
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EVA said...

Very pretty! Great makeover.

rajns (carolyn) said...

Your painting brings it to life! Wow!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful transformation! Faye

creatingme said...

pretty!!!

jany said...

Aww Lovely really nice


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Elisa Choi said...

what a lovely design! Very creative and perfect as a gift! What kind of paint did you use?

Anne said...

@Elisa I've been experimenting with watercolours and acrylics. This box is a combination of both.

FLO said...

Hello Anne, good idea for gifts

Evelyn said...

Hi Anne
It's become more interesting of course. A lovely box.
Happy Weekend, Ev

Nicola said...

What a wonderful idea and a lovely finished product! Well done! :0)

Kristin said...

What a cool idea - and beautiful results! I love the lavender and think your details are so sweet, xo

Joanna said...

Very nice!

I am following you through the Monday Monkey GFC Blog Hop.

Joanna
http://parentingachildwithautismourstory.blogspot.com

Elise said...

Looks great! I love lavender flowers :)