Followers

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

White Wednesday


Many years ago,
more than I care to admit,
I took home this wooden box.
As many pieces that have followed me home,
it came without a purpose or a reason...







I tried to work on it many times,
but it always seemed like a huge work
and I was never able to imagine the final product.








About 5 years ago got a wooden applique
and coats and coats of putty...
only promises, nothing concrete!
3 Wednesdays my wooden box
made the sad trip from the garage to the curve...
and those same nights the trip back to the garage.


Last week it finally happened,
out with the applique,
lots and lots of sanding,
primer
and of course, white paint.






My wooden box and I were re-connecting.

What better way for my transferware collection
to make the trip LA-Buenos Aires
than inside of my very sturdy wooden box?






1122...our address here in Cali






4...the people embarking in the adventure....










Once we settle,
my wooden box will be perfect as a coffee table...
the move from a 2400 sq. ft. home to an apartment half the size
involves some creative storage!









Thank you Kathleen for White Wednesday!





31 comments:

Susan said...

I love the wooden box!

oldgreymare said...

oh how very special and sweet! I like how your mind works.

xx
z

sissie said...

Now that's what I call a great looking wooden box. You have taken it from plain to perfect imperfection!

hugs
Sissie

Rebecca said...

Great idea and use of that box, it turned out great.
Blessings
Rebecca

Annie Louise said...

Oh my, your wooden box is incredible--good job!!!!
Jeanette

Chateau Chic Boutique said...

I LOVE this!! What a great idea. What a unique thing to hand down to the kids some day, hand-made by Mom.
Blessings,
Missy

cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

I love it, I love it. It is sooooo very cool. Especial the stenciling on it.

come visit
cindy@stitches

Fish Tail Cottage said...

I love this coffee table you created! So much character! & the great thing is you've got a place for storage too! xoox

C'est Magnifique said...

Holy smokes... this is beautiful! Simple yet so pretty! I love it!

Tania

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

You did a great job! I love all the projects I've seen in blogville with lettering. Your trunk is so cute and who couldn't use more storage?

-Danielle

Rachael@Lovely Crafty Home said...

Wow this is gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by my site today! I hope to see you at one of my weekend linky parties!

Amy Kinser said...

You did fantastic! I love what you did with it...such personality!

If you lived closer to me, I would have you here helping me. I would bribe you somehow...

Tricia @ Vintage No. 35 said...

This is awesome! I have an old box that was a 4-H cattle showbox. I now know what to do with it. Love it!

Blue Creek Home said...

What a beautiful makeover! It is perfect as a coffee table and goodness knows extra storage is always a plus!
Love the script you added.
Rhonda

T's Daily Treasures said...

Fabulous makeover! Great double duty piece. Looks great, lots of storage. Love that sweet little sweater bird you made. I don't do manicures either. Just not worth it and I certainly don't enjoy the process. My hands are always getting dirty so the paint job doesn't last long. Love your soldered charms. Have a great day. Tammy

Dear Lillie said...

LOVE it!

Tete said...

Great box and it being so personal makes it fun!
Hugs- Tete

Deanne said...

It's perfect now, absolutely gorgeous!

Rebecca said...

That is so original and personal-it's hard to find such unusual things anymore-and storage also-YEH!!!!! Great Job!

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

I'm lovin that!

Great job. Some things are worth waiting for!

Jill

Susan said...

Glad to see you found a purpose for this old box, albeit bittersweet with your upcoming move. The restoration turned out gorgeous! Love the personalization.

Passionate for White said...

I would have snatched that up in a heartbeat had I seen it sitting onthe curb! Lucky for you I don't live close :)

Marie said...

Oh wow! I really love the transformation! You did a great job with this project.

Stopping by and saying hello from a fellow White Wednesday participant. Please stop by and join my giveaway when you get a chance.
-marie

Jane said...

I'm so glad that box made it back into the garage every time. Sometimes it just takes awhile for inspiration to hit but when it does...wow, look what you ended up with, a gorgeous, usable piece of furniture. I love it!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Your box came out beautiful!!!!Happy White Wednesday:)
~Debra xxxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Sarah @ Cozy.Cottage.Cute. said...

That turned out really cute!

I've been itching to paint a wooden trunk of mine but haven't worked up the guts.

You did a really nice job.. :)

Faded Charm said...

What a great finished product. Sometimes it just takes a certain vision to bring junk back to life.

I'd have a hard time downsizing like that. LOL

Enjoy your week.

Kathleen

Heaven's Walk - said...

Wait a minute....you're moving from LA to Buenos Aires??? Are you going to share that story with us?? :) Love your new coffee table! The lettering really makes it special and unique! Happy WW to you!

xoxo laurie

Tara said...

It is perfect.You are so clever.Love the lettering..xx

A Cottage Muse said...

Obviously it went back and forth for a reason...it looks like it was meant to be now! It is just a beautiful treasure!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Love what you did with the chest, Marcela. I'm glad she's going to be a keeper for you after you move back "home". p.s. did you find your new apartment already?