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Thursday, 29 March 2012

Vintage Perfume "Crate"

I am taking great creative license when I actually call
this little box a perfume crate - however that is what I
think it looks like.  This was one of those "on-the-fly"
crafts - I actually did this before work this morning.....
what can I say, when the urge to create hits - you just
gotta go with it!

Here's the before of the little box - it's about 8"x10".
I had to lose the dirty raffia and the loopy wire first.
(It was $2.50 at my fav Thrift Store)

I had these knobs left over from this makeover - most
of them were broken on the original chest of drawers
so this was a good way to repurpose the leftover ones
that were still intact.
Once I removed the metal "star" plates on each side -
I printed the graphic on canvas transfer paper and actually
ironed it onto the side of the box. 
It was an easy-peasy morning craft makeover! 
I lined the inside with a pretty little piece of scrapbook paper.
And there you have it.....ready for some pretty frenchy perfume
bottles or maybe on the bathroom counter with some faceclothes and
soap?  I am sure it will be put to good use!
The roses are a little added bonus - I usually keep cut flowers
around the house and these little gems have lasted well
over a week now.....
Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

p.s. I know the pics aren't great but that's
how I roll at 0530 a.m.!

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Shabby chic Sandy said...

The little box looks great and the roses are gorgeous!

fiona anderson said...

It's really cute Peggy. I can't believe you're doing stuff like that at 5.30 !
I don't really function at that time, let alone create something so pretty !

thistlewoodfarm said...

This little box looks amazing! I love the colors you picked!

Thanks for linking up to our party!


Linda @ it all started with paint said...

What? You ironed onto wood! Crazy ... yet beautiful!

It went from dark and graphic to soft and pretty and feminine ...

Thanks so much for linking up to our Cinch party!



Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage said...

Love crates and this one is a beauty!

So glad you joined our Cinch party

Your newest Linky follower

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

Absolutely beautiful. Such a pretty upgrade from such a dark beginning. Thanks so much for sharing this at our Cinch party! Karah

BF said...

That box is pretty cool, nice job!

Ann@StylishOnceAgain said...

I love how this turned out. Thanks so much for sharing at Restyled Sundays. I would love to see what you are doing this week.