Monday, June 8, 2009

Project....Box...and a little givaway....

This is a music box that I picked up for pennies
I sprayed it with a coat of white primer
I layered 3 thin coats of molding paste to hide the engraved hearts. Then antiqued it and paint the top. Looks a little different huh. Looking at this photo...I don't think I like the green lettering...I'm thinking the egg color...or the pink??? Let me know what you think...I'll will make you a tag if I use your idea...

19 comments:

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

I think I would like it to be the color of the eggs...it is charming of course!

Stay Cozy, Carrie

Adrienne said...

I agree - the color of the eggs would be nice. What a wonderful transformation! ~Adrienne~

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

You're right, the green's too much. Can you tone it down & make it "old", then wash a bit of the robin's egg color & add a few flowers here & there? ☺ Diane

Tolentreasures said...

I actually really like the green. I think that it does not compete with the design that way.

Cathy

Diane said...

Laurie, I like the green. You could add a little sprig of something blue to the capital N to balance the eggs.

Diane

ohiofarmgirl said...

I am voting brown like the nest...lol they would all look nice though. Dianntha

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Well, I think the pink...maybe a deeper pink would be very pretty! I like it with the green, too! Very sweet...and what a difference!

Anonymous said...

I like the idea of egg color, maybe with a little of the dark antiquing that you did on the box just to highlight it a bit. Vicki Page the pages at charter dot net

Christine said...

Although I love the green I think the color of the eggs would make it pop.

It's beautiful!

Lisa said...

I think I like the green, the blue eggs seem to have some green in them and it pulls it all together. Hope you find a color you like!
Hugs, Lisa

Nancy said...

Hi Laurie...I actually like the green...but I would enhance with a bit of shadowing around the letters...possibly lighten the words a little and leave the darker as your shadow...

Very lovely project! I haven't tried molding paste yet ~ soon though!

Hugs, Nancy

Sharon said...

I love it. Now if you are determined to change it, maybe you could intertwine some tiny vine with pink or blue flowers through the word. Sharon

Utah Grammie said...

Ewww..I love this - it's amazing what a little paint (and a TON of talent) can do for a sort-of crummy looking wooden box :-)

Just a little something from Judy said...

You did an amazing job transforming that box. I do think I would like the blue lettering, but as is, it is so artistically done.

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Laurie,
I think a brighter green like depression glass green would be nice. You did a great job on your sweet box. I love how you created something new out of something used.
Take care and enjoy your day,
Elizabeth

The Joy of Nesting said...

Hello Little Miss,

Taking a small break :) If I were Queen of the world for just one day I would out law deadlines!!!

If it twhere mine but it's not it's yours Not liken the green maybe the browns in the nest?? Must run Times a wasting :)

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

Barb said...

I love it just the way it is!!!

Blessings,
Barbara Jean

Halo Hill said...

Hi! No, the green is PERFECT! I love it! Keep it, it's awesome!

Sheila

Kathi said...

I have a box just like this! What a beautiful transformation you've done! I love it just the way it is!