A few weeks ago I walked into Anthro during a sale. Of course I wanted everything on the sale table, but settled on a pretty candle that came in a wood box. I think I just bought the candle BECAUSE of the box. I knew I would have another project to keep me busy for a few afternoons.
The box is exactly like the one below, except it had a candle in it and not an address book thing.
I decided to try out another pattern, kinda like the tea box I made awhile ago. After some playing around, I came up with this pattern
Just a few rectangles placed together till I found a shape I liked. I left in the lines so you could see how I made it (but feel free to snag this pattern to use if you like)
After I painted the box green (guess I've been on a green kick lately) I traced my pattern out on all 4 sides and got to work filling it in
Oops paints at Home Depot are my favorite!
Be prepared to use ALOT of tape for this project.
After lots of tape, drying time between coats, a little sanding and I was left with this beauty
A coat or two of polycrylic gave me a protective shiny finish
It just happened to be the perfect place to keep my new and super sharp scissors that my Grandma gave me for my birthday
She said Wiss are the best and would last me YEARS if i get them sharpened.
So now this new green box lives on my desk, and it holds some fabulous new scissors.
Now that I have new scissors, I think its time to put down the paint brush and get back into sewing. (but don't hold me to that one, I've been working on a ton more painting projects, SOOOO there will be many more posts featuring some of my work)