June 20, 2016

Altered Box - Stage One

Hi Everybody,

After clearing out the garage and getting rid of garbage I found this box tucked away at the back of a shelf.

It just called out to me ... "Don't throw me away ..." and so I brought it inside.


 It was really dirty but I knew that I wanted to do something with.

At this precise moment I don't know what I am going to do with it but I have the old brain whirring around with ideas


The first thing I have done with it is clean all the dust and cobwebs off and it is looking so much better already

I have sanded it all down to a nice smooth finish both outside and inside and then got rid of all the dust

I decided to add a coat of White Gesso to it all as a base for any other colour that I wanted to add but that is as far as I have got with it so far



It really is quite a sturdy box and once I get some ideas going for it I will get to work and show you bit by bit what I have done to it.

So watch this space

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

24 comments:

  1. Looking forward to seeing the end result. We are moving house and I have found a hoard of forgotten similar items so ideas needed. Love your posts...don't always leave a comment though...times-a-rushing by.

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  2. Hi Christina
    Waste not want not is a true saying. I'm sure you will come up with something lovely. Looking forward to seeing it finished
    Live & best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

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  3. Hi Christina,
    What a fantastic find!! The box looks in really good condition and I can't wait to see what you end up doing to it to make it beautiful :)
    Bejay xx

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  4. Waste not, want not Christina! Looks like a "bits and bobs" box. Looking forward to seeing what you create xxx

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  5. Can't wait to see what else you do with it!

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  6. Always interesting to watch a creative mind at work

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  7. I will gladly follow through because I know the outcome would be desirable.

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  8. Looking forward to the end result Christina

    June x

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  9. I can't wait to see how your project for this box develops! See you tomorrow.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  10. Hi Christina, what a great find I'm sure we all have things like this we have put somewhere safe then forget about them looking forward to seeing what marvellous things you do with it.
    Nancyd xx

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  11. Ok. I am following your progress with much interest Christina. I have no doubt it going to be something wonderfully gorjuss!!!!!!

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  12. I bet you will end up with a beautiful box.(I wonder I it will have flowers ribbons and pearls on it).
    Kind regards Anne Owens xx

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  13. I've got two boxes to do. I know I'm going to 'paint' them with Tattered Angels Shimmer Mist...after that??? IDK! Wondering what you're going to do. They may be Christmas or jewelry boxes....hmmm

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  14. Maybe put more "boxes" in the lid and set it open on a wall and use for knick knacks.

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  15. Oh Christina, I can't wait to see what you do with this. I know it will be gorgeous just like everything else you do.

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  16. Oh wow what an amazing find, love projects like thus....I look forward to seeing what you decide. Mo doubt it is going to be amazing....waiting with baited breath.....luv Ursula.....

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  17. Whatever you decide to do with it, I'm sure the completed project will be absolutely beautiful. Pat x

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  18. Looks interesting, looking forward to the next part Christina .

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  19. Can't wait to see where your creativity takes you!

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  20. That's such a neat box. I'm eagerly awaiting the in-progress pictures and the final outcome.

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  21. oh don't you love it when you find a treasure like this box. have fun making it beautiful. look forward to the end result. hugs xx

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  22. Looking forward to seeing the end result. I know it will be stunning.
    Thank you for the inspiration, I am off to rescue a smaller box from my Charity Box.
    Patricia x

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  23. Hi Christina
    A good size box, I cannot wait to see what you create X X X

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  24. Judging from the photo it might be useful for keeping some of your supplies for your cards.

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