I started this Project Quite a while ago and have only just Finished it!
The Inspiration behind this piece came from wandering around one of our local thrift stores. I noticed that they had many Old Silver Chests in various conditions and some had just wonderful details.
This one in particular had another Drawer as Well.
Just a little sanding and some Black Paint made a Huge Difference.
You know me! I can't stop there
I removed all of the old Moleskin and Wood Slots for the Silver Pieces and replaced them with New Fabric and Chipboard.
I just Love this French Script Fabric!
So Many little Details to work with!
I also Made a Ribbon Board and glued it in the Lid.
At my Local Craft store
I Purchased these Wood Compartmentalized Trays.
They Received some Sanding and a Nice Coat of Black Paint as Well.
I cut Long strips of Contrasting Fabric to Line the Compartments going up and over and Down into the next Compartment.
I also Frayed the Edges of the Fabric Because I Liked the Look it Gave.
I then cut Squares of Frayed Fabric
and Placed them at the Bottom of Each Compartment.
I didn't Even find it necessary to glue the Fabric down
With all of the Left over thread from the Fabric
I made a Little Nest for My Dove.
A Little Something Unexpected and yet still Cohesive!
For the Top I made a Stencil using a n Exacto Knife
and a Heavy Piece of Card stock.
Using Gold Leaf
I Dabbed and Brushed it on until I liked the Look.
I also used Gold Leaf to Highlight the edges of my piece
using a Brush and Sometimes just my Finger.
My Images are Courtesy of Karen,
Our Very Favorite Graphics Fairy!!
The Wreath Here
and the French Address Here.
Rue Lafayette No 33
I Love Using this Piece for all of my Bling!
Hope you enjoy my little Project
and maybe feel Inspired to create one of your own!
Have a Wonderful Week Everyone!