Saturday, May 7, 2016

Mining box re-do


    I always buy any kind of box, crate or trunk that I come across.  They are fun to re-purpose and so useful.  It's even better if they come with a story!  This was used in gold mining.  There was a wooden tray with a grate that set down inside of this box for sifting.  That was turned into a fun tray with a Farmer's Market stencil.  I wanted to try a transfer using our new printer, so I went to www.thegraphicsfairy.com to find one.  I settled on this graphic, which I reversed and applied.  I had some problems with the transfer, so I left some of the paper on and applied some poly over it.  I also used some maple gel stain to give it a nice patina.  You could use it in so many different ways.  Here I filled it with some bright yellow artificial flowers.  It will be at the cabin on opening day!
Shared at:
http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2016/05/talk-of-town-link-party_24.html#more 
http://mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com/2016/06/vintage-charm-party-34.html#more
http://thecottagemarket.com/2016/06/morning-cup-joe-linky-party-features-diy-projects.html
http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/2016/06/diy-salvaged-junk-334-a-possible-summer-hiatus.html
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6 comments:

  1. Great re-do! The pig you chose is one of my favorite graphics--I've used it once and loved it :)

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  2. The pig graphic is great and looks so good on your crate. Thank you so much for sharing at Vintage Charm.

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