I have this amazing “client-turned-friend” named Lynne. She is one of those super moms who color coordinates her outfits with her daughter and teaches people how to make teacher pails (a.k.a. “brown nosing buckets”). She is incredibly sentimental…..which I love and appreciate and relate to so much.
Lynne recently asked me to do a super fun project for her 8 year old daughter’s birthday. This recipe box was her grandmother’s and she asked me to “make it pretty” ….”to decorate it in a way that her daughter would love it now and also as an adult”. Oooohhh….challenging!
She also gave me this old stack of recipe magazines and asked me to incorporate them into the box. Ohhhhhh……an opportunity to use Modge Podge…..I love it!
Here is the finished project! Stinkin’ cute if I may say so myself!!!!!!!
I sprayed the box all over with Heirloom White. Next I taped off diamonds and glazed them. Then I ran a sanding block over the whole thing to age it….especially the corners.
The inside was hard….but fun!
Here is a look at inside before…..
And I added some bling swirlies from Hobby Lobby ….. the coolest things ever invented!
And added bit of ribbon….