Saturday, June 4, 2011

Chest "Farewell"

It's beautiful weather out there. The sun is shining and a storm is rising beyond the mountain tops. It makes you feel like setting off for a journey.
That is why my newest lovey is named "Farewell"

I got the chest at Mösi's flea market...where else... and it looked like this before

before (top)

before (bottom)

before (inside)

Awesome wasn't it? Some of the edges I had to nail because they where lifting.
I tried to do justice to it by using very few paint and even leaving the bottom outside almost as it was.
The brush was nearly dry so just a small amount of distressing had to be done afterwards.

For the cover inside I did a little "upholstery" using a wooden sheet, padding and a cotton fabric. I printed a very cute image I got from "" on that says which flower you give for what reason. It got sewed on before it all got glued together.
For the inside bottom I just used a wooden sheet and the same cotton fabric.

The box did not close properly and the lock was broken so I decided to just sew four ribbons glue and nail them onto the bottom and the cover. Now they just can be tied together if the chest has to stay closed. 
For decoration I used a pretty french postcard I've found on Karen's blog (the Graphics Fairy) and a cameo with a base setting, attached to it a small butterfly.

Hope you like it!
It's for sale.

Love, Dina


  1. Now it's a really Pretty box!
    Nice job Dina!

  2. Amazing job, I love it, so beautiful:-)
    Hugs, Biljana

  3. Thank you so much! :)
    hugs back

  4. It's fabulous! What a great find and I love how you kept the vintage feel to it!


  5. Beautiful, I like it very much! Inga


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