|$15 at local thrift store|
First, I removed those very beautiful glass pieces and cleaned them up. I listed them in my etsy store so that someone else can re-purpose them into something 'better'.
After taking the glass out it looked so bare. I figured I couldn't stop there, so I removed the hinges and knobs and got it ready to be sanded down. This box was so old, and the pine was so soft, I took my time sanding it down. I am very glad I had a electric sander!
Once sanded, I cleaned off all the wood. Then I used primer that hides knots. I tried it with another type of primer first and within a day the knots would show through. Once the primer was on I went and put putty on all the nicks and dings around the body of the box.
After getting that done I started painting! Oh my goodness! Talk about coming together! My little heart was beating as I saw my vision coming together.
Chartreuse Chevron fabric. The only place I could find it for a decent price was www.fabric.com. So I got it. I am a very thrifty person, so when I spent over $10 for one yard of fabric and shipping, I almost cried. I knew though, I wanted it to look exactly like I envisioned it.
The wood piece on the back was very warped. I took it to Lowes and had them cut me a new piece of wood to fit the back. Once I got the wood and fabric, I taped the fabric on it to make sure it was lined up properly. Then with my staple gun I stapled it all down and on to the bread box!
|My vision coming true!|
I put on my doors and hinges and knobs and stood back and looked at my wonderful piece of art. I could not believe that I made it exactly like I saw it in my head. My husband was even impressed with how well I did and how much work it took. He didn't even yell at me for the spray paint on the lawn!!