You may remember the recipe box that I painted last fall. It started out looking like this …
Then I painted it with a sample of Miss Mustard Seed’s Bergere, added an IOD rub-on transfer and a metal key-hole escutcheon.
But I have to admit, that shade of blue just wasn’t doing it for me so I decided to start over.
I took my inspiration from the stool I painted when I first sampled the Dixie Belle chalk paint …
I repainted the box with the same Dixie Belle paint in Drop Cloth, with grain sack stripes painted in Dixie Belle’s Yankee Blue. I even added a smaller version of the same Milk and Cream graphic using Fusion’s Transfer Gel.
I used some Tim Holtz rub-on numbers to add the “1953” to the front of the box. This was to become a birthday present for my friend Terri, and I think you can all now guess what year she was born. Then, instead of putting the key-hole escutcheon back on, I decided to add a little clasp to the front of the box.
I debated spinning a yarn here about how I found this old rusty hardware in a coffee can full of rusty bits and pieces that I picked up at an estate sale held in a big ol’ red barn out in the countryside, and I bet you guys would have believed it, right? That would have been an awesome story.
But the real story is that I purchased a pack of 3 of these at Hobby Lobby for $2.50 during a half off sale and they were a sort of ugly ‘antique gold’.
So I used the Dixie Belle Patina Collection to add some rusty goodness.
I used the Prime Start first again since this little clasp is made out of metal. Then I painted it with the Iron paint, followed by a spritz of the Green Patina spray (for more detailed instructions on using these products check out this post). And now the little clasp looks like this …
Yep, I am much happier with the outcome this time and I’m pretty sure Terri liked it too!