Intro: Decorative Box
Rather then throw things out I like to try and revamp them so they can be reused. This wooden box I have had since a child and it had seen better days till I let loose and made it pretty again. Easy project.
Step 1: Clean Up
Firstly I cleaned the box and removed all the old stickers. I didn't bother to sand the box although I probably should have done but I still think it came out ok.
Step 2: Paint
I painted the box in Matt White emulsion as felt the Matt effect would hide more imperfections on the box rather then highlight them. I let this dry then did a second coat and left overnight to dry properly. After this all I did was use craft glue to stick cabochons and other pretty little crystals and pearls all over the top of the box. I added a strip of diamanté and then a small bow to the old keyhole to hide it.
Step 3: Finished
Once this dried I chose to leave the box but you could line the inside with pretty wallpaper or fabric to give it a new lease of life. And there you go finished!