One of the awesome things about altered art is that we can take something that is otherwise junk and turn it into something just fabulous! Misty may have paid a pittance for the raw materials, but I think this still counts as a definite trash-to-treasure makeover.
Misty: I found this jewelry box at a rummage sale for $.25, and have had it among tons of other things waiting to alter (which is a new thing for me).
As you can see from the before pics, this thing was in desperate need of a makeover! Unfortunately, I couldn’t remove the drawer without damaging it even more so I couldn’t do exactly what I had in mind, but I think its still better than it was when I bought it.
I started out by layering book pages on the inside and outside and sealing with Mod Podge.
Then I added some punchinella to the top of the box and misted. I outlined all of the edges with the black lace washi and used the mirror that was on the inside of the box and adhered it to the top instead.
I added some bling to the top and some eyelets to the front and sides, and then called it done.
You know what I think impresses me the most? The fact that Misty took the interior mirror and made it the focal point for the outside of the lid–I’m not sure that I would have thought of that, and it’s pure genius!
Even in it’s brand new state, I don’t think the jewelry box could have held a candle to it’s made-over self. Now THAT’s a jewelry box I wouldn’t mind owning myself!