use your words.

OMG you guys!  I almost did it again!  I almost posted the reveal of the new transfers and decor tissue papers too early.  When writing the post I shared this past Monday, I didn’t realize that the release date had been changed from yesterday to this coming Monday.  Thank goodness I noticed that before I posted my project using them today or I would have been in trouble again with the ‘release police’.

Now, before you think I’m a complete idiot who can’t keep track of dates,  the only notification of the change was a note on the Facebook group page for brand ambassadors.  In case you don’t already know this about me, I am notoriously bad about paying attention to Facebook.  I pretty much only see something on Facebook if I’m specifically tagged.  Otherwise, yeah … who has time to read everything that’s posted on Facebook?

Anyway, I apologize to all of you.  I’d promised you the big reveal today and now you aren’t going to see it until Monday.

In the meantime, thank goodness I had another project waiting in the wings to be shared or I would have had to have another giveaway today 😉  And speaking of giveaways, you still have until midnight tonight to leave a comment on Monday’s post to enter that giveaway.

My picker found this adorable little … um, what would you call this?

A mirrored box maybe?  I’m not sure.  But it was obviously meant for jewelry because there was a padded velvet lining inside, so maybe a mirrored jewelry box?

Regardless, I ditched the velvet, because I think I’d be more inclined to keep makeup inside the hinged box.  Although it would work well for jewelry still too.

I gave it a paint job with Dixie Belle’s Drop Cloth on the outside and their Apricot on the inside.  Then I added some words from the IOD Label Ephemera transfer.

I added some above the mirror too.

Isn’t it amazing how much using a little paint and a few words can totally change the look of something?

And this one is pretty on the inside too.

I can’t tell you much about that though, because I used one of prima’s new decoupage tissue papers on the inside.  I can’t tell you the name of it or show you the entire sheet of tissue until next week.  But this is just a little bit of it, so I think I can get away with calling it a ‘sneak peek’.  And honestly, even if I wanted to share the name of this one I wouldn’t be able to because I don’t know what it is.

But stay tuned.  Next week not only will I share more on this one, but I’ll share a couple of other new decoupage tissues and also more about the technique I used to adhere it inside my mirrored box.

But in the meantime, how do you like this mirrored box’s new look?

As always, thank you to Dixie Belle for providing the paint used for this project. If you’re looking for Dixie Belle products you can find them here.

And if you are local and could use a sweet little mirrored box, this one is for sale for $38.

Be sure to check back on Monday when I can officially reveal the new with prima designs!

21 thoughts on “use your words.

  1. What a little gem! Love the decoupage tissue paper…perhaps that’s what is in the wooden box on the previous post? Never thought I would be eager to learn about decoupage again!


  2. This is adorable! Can’t wait for the big reveal! I can imagine it would be really hard to get all the stuff from those companies and then try to keep track of when you can and can’t show the finished products. Good job, as always!


    1. Especially so when the dates change! I generally plan out my blog posts a couple of weeks in advance so I have projects completed and photographed in time to write the post.


  3. The transformation of the mirrored jewelry box is incredible! I’m looking forward to your tutorial in the use of tissue paper as a liner!


    1. They’ve been around for a while, but I hadn’t really done much with them. I’m looking forward to sharing more about them with you guys next week 🙂


  4. So pretty, looks like something you would see in a French hotel room. You inspire me to order some transfers. Also saw a t-shirt that said “I failed Facebook” and a friend commented I needed it.


  5. Love it! First thought for me was a “hankie” drawer for chest of drawers but since it had the lining it must be a jewelry drawer. Wish I had your ability to find all those goodies. By the time most people arrived in Oklahoma they had little of their belongings left. And then the depression and “dirty 30’s” which left them with even less So pickings are pretty slim in this region. We did however learn to make do with what was available. You know, “use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without”! Hope you have a great weekend! We are getting ready for Pioneer Days here. Big parade and rodeo. I always enjoy the longhorn cattle in from Texas for he parade.


    1. It’s a bit smaller than your typical hankie drawer. I suspect it was meant for a child, not an adult based on the size. Wow, I’m surprised that you are having crowd gathering events like parades and rodeos down there. All of those sorts of things have, for the most part, been canceled here including our State Fair. It has definitely been a strange summer.


  6. I like it! Do you like decoupaging as much as the rub-on transfers? Decoupaging sometimes turns into a mess……..but you, Miss Quandie, will no doubt have tips for that! 😀 😀 😀


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