Tuesday, 26 March 2013

New Project - Blanket Box

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I picked up this beautiful blanket box on freecycle.
Yes ok, it is blue and shiny but it is a lovely solid piece of furniture.  The kids can sit on it.
Originally my husband wanted something to put all the shoes in by our bifold doors as shoes pile up there so I got this.  However, this is very large so far too big to go where we wanted.  So now I am going to use it as a blanket box which will be really useful as I have so many duvets of all different togs and sizes, and pillows and sheets, so It can all go in this.  I even have a spot for it which does not require me to get rid of any other furniture to make space!
I liked the decoupage.  There was something really nice about it and it had been done well.  It looked cute and a bit quirky.  However, it was so faded and was coming off in places and had come off in other places.  Also, if I painted the box a pale colour I think it would look even more faded.  So I decided to remove it.
So I am working on removing it.  The paint has been varnished over to keep the decoupage on.  So I am removing all of that too.  That tool in the picture is the most useful tool I have ever bought.  I seem to always be removing paper or paint of some sort, stripping back the layers.
I could put new decoupage on - I was thinking babushka dolls.
I hope to get this done fast as it is taking up garage real estate.....


7 comments:

  1. What a great project! Can't wait to see what you do with it!
    xx

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  2. oh!!!! that is a cool blanket box!! My husband's Granddad made one for my daughter.. we've asked him to make one for our son so they have one each.. so precious!!

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  3. I love old wooden boxes, I have a few of them around my house too!

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  4. I'd love a great big box like that for our shoes, but I still feel as if they would end up all over the house :)
    Looking forward to seeing the end result :)

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  5. What a great find! We can always use more storage space, right? At my house it would probably get filled with fabric! :)

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  6. How neat, you find the greatest things! Thanks for sharing.
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    1. Thanks Connie, and thanks for all your support to my new little blog. I appreciate it! xxxx

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