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June 26, 2016

Altered Box - Stage 2

Hi Everybody,

Last week I told you about a box that I have found in my garage

I sanded it all down and added in a coat of Gesso and that completed Stage One

I have now moved on to the next stage.

For this I have coated it all in Deep Teal acrylic paint and allowed it to dry.

My plan was to give it another coat but as it dried it was all streaky and it looked amazing and so I decided to leave it as it was.

Once the paint was completely dry I took some Gilding wax in Pewter and with a soft cloth I rubbed it into the grain of the wood

I wanted to maintain the streaky look and so I add the wax in long strokes to both the inside and out
I buffed all the wax up to a soft gleam with a cloth and once the light catches it it looks lovely and I am very happy with it so far 

I still don't know what I will use it for yet but I am enjoying the process.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Morning Chtistina, this looks fantastic love the colour and the gilding wax if fabulous.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Looks great, really like the colour you have used.

    Congrats to the card winner.


  3. Looking good Christina it looks like a really useful box for bits and bobs.
    Kind regards Anne Owens x

  4. Hi Christina
    Good job so far, look forward to your updates X X X

  5. Hi Christina
    The box is looking good. A teal shabby chic effect I think. What a good idea to use the guilding wax for a shimmer effect. I'm sure it will cone in very useful for bits and bobs
    Love & bestvwishes
    Jenny C xxx

  6. Morning, Christina,
    I'm loving this project a lot. I think it's all the more interesting as you don't quite know yet what you'll use the box for when it's finished :). I love the teal paint. I have to say that's a technique (streaks) I can manage without even trying lol. I've just bought a 12" x 12" box frame from Wilko that's begging for me to do something to it as it's plain wood...maybe I'll give this a try...of to search the web for some gilding wax as I'm ashamed to admit that I don't havre a single pot in my stash...bad girl that I am!
    Bejay xx

  7. Its coming along great Christina, I love the colour and the gliding was is making look amazing. Cannot wait to see what else you do with it. Hugs Jennifer xx

  8. Hi Christina

    You are being very creative! Teal is one of my favourite colours too

    June x

  9. Rely like this Christina. Looks a very useful box and love what you have done so far.

  10. Hello Christina, I knew this was going to be beautiful and you have made a great start. I can't wait to see what else you will do to it.

  11. Looks great Christina, love the colour!
    Linda xxx

  12. Love, love the teal effect. The lid looks like an ocean. Maybe family picture on top and mini pic in the shelving. Lots of ideas. Good luck. Looking forward to the finished product. Love that colour!!

  13. Hi Christina,
    Really like the colour and that you stopped and not added a second coat.
    Looks promessing

  14. This us already beginning to look amazing, loved the colour....luv Ursula

  15. you have done an amazing job already Christina. looks perfect for jewelry don't you think.hugs xx


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