Earlier this year, I blogged about this retro plastic sewing storage/jewelry box, made by Lerner.
Did I really say it would be a treat to not have to design any graphics on this? Well, what replaced the time-consuming effort of designing, was the time-consuming painting of each and every raised design.....Oy.
I love how it turned out, but no matter what order it was painted in, it was very labor-intensive.
The base coat is Tiffany blue chalk paint, and the scrolls were painted a warm Ivory, then topped with Creme. Then to really give it the royal treatment, I accented it with a very high-pigment metallic gold. I then sealed with clear and dark wax.
I love how the original texture was meant to mimic wood grain, because the dark wax really enhanced that.
The interior of the drawers was craptastic red velveteen, so I stripped them and added gorgeous Italian art paper. The scrolled design was just made for this piece!
I really don't know for sure if this piece was made for sewing or jewelry, but it's now a beauty for displaying.
Well, Christmas projects are waiting, so I'd better get to it!