Tuesday, November 23, 2010

fi fo faux

i was at an estate sale on saturday and found some highly patterned paper, and i had this box, and copper paint, and an old (1890s) encyclopedia with very thin paper not usually good for most things and thought this would be a cool faux antique box.  i love the way it turned out.   i started out with the top.  fabulous.  then i distressed the hell out of the box - screwdriver, white paint, texture crackle, sandpaper (lots), distress ink in burlap and old paper.  then i glued paper on the inside and added somemore burlap distress ink on the edges.  i also did a faux mercury glass on some glass knobs and added them as well.



4 comments:

Nancy said...

This is beautiful!!!

Terri Kahrs said...

Gorgeous!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Janet Ghio said...

The box looks great. I love the patterned paper and I like the way you put the print paper along the inside edges of the box.

dosfishes said...

Wow, great job, this is so pretty. xox Corrine