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Friday, August 2, 2013

The beginnings of something new ~


I just have to share what I'm working on ~
even though it's totally not finished!!!
I found an amazing box and knew, just KNEW
it would be beautiful altered.

Here are the beginnings, I have to share with you ~
I'm not quite finished but have painted the entire box a soft cream color
including the hardware (which I LOVE painted!)

I've also used an antiquing wash all over...painted on, then
wiped off so the goodness falls into the crevices and cracks.

Next, I've added my most very favorite image onto the top ~
I can't help it, it's just beautiful to me...






I've painted a rough coat inside as I've not quite decide what to do yet...
maybe line with sheet music and add a handmade gathered luggage pocket in the lid???



I just have to share because I know you love what I love!!!


Happy Friday precious friends,
hugs and love,
Dawn




17 comments:

At Home in English Valley said...

Our night owl, creating and posting into the night. The box is beautiful, and a pocket on the lid would be perfect. Summer insomnia seems to have me checking out my friends deep into the night. Sweet dreams my friend. Love, Penny

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh that box is going to be so AWESOME, Dawn - you are already halfway there, lady!

Yay, love to see what you've been up to!

Luvcreatincards said...

Dearest Dawnie,
What gorgeous goodies you create. Even though you say the box is not finished yet I think it's beautiful and would be perfect as it is. I look forward to seeing what you decide to do with the inside.Hope you and yours are all well.
Warmest best wishes,
Suey
-x-x-x-

Theresa said...

Love it! Enjoy your day dear Dawn, HUGS!

Judith said...

I love your box Dawn and can't wait to see how you finish it. I just know it will be beautiful when you're done. Judith x

Devonshire1212 said...

Dawn,
You are absolutely right; we love what you love! It's lovely and that's one of my favorites of your prints. Penny at Home in English Valley has it right about summer insomnia equals massive creativity. Lucky for us...hugs, Fay

Vee said...

Yes, and it's fun to watch something becoming something more. Don't you love us all hanging over your shoulder? I'm sure the studio is quite crowded!

Bente said...

I love this box. It`s already beautiful.
Have a wonderful weekend

Laurette said...

Gorgeous box and beautifully done.Maybe some silk fabric would be nice as well.
Laurette.

rkramadh said...

Gorgeous box. Would you mind please sharing the painting/distressing part of this process some time? Diff folks seem to use diff techniques but I don't know where to begin; I have a cigar box that I am dying to transform but don't want to screw up :)

May said...

Love this box... it's already perfect!! Hugs May x x x

Simply Shelley said...

You always make things pretty :) Blessings sweet friend

Ivy and Elephants said...

It's adorable already, I just know it's going to be over the top fabulous
when you're done!
Patti

Dorthe said...

Sweetest Dawn, this lovely box has found a new and beautiful life, after being in your hands!! I so love the colour you used ,and the beautiful image which is adorable!! love how you also made it look tarnished with the wiped off paint ...it just looks gorgeous my dearest friend.
Love and hugs,Dorthe

June said...

It's beautiful already Dawn and you're not even done yet! Can't wait to see it finished!
much love...

Mitzi said...

I've been collecting old boxes, and need to do something creative with them. I love what you've done with yours!

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

Though it's not completely finished, one can see that this is going to be a real beauty! Can you share as to how you do your antique washing? I've got a box that I'd like to dress up and I think this technique would work perfectly. Looking forward to seeing the finished box!!

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