|Can I turn this into a treasure chest?|
Why am I babbling?
My friend asked me to turn her toy boxes into treasure chests!!
I had a panic, I may have initially wanted to say no....
I'm a perfectionist and can pick holes in every single piece I make, I'm never convinced any can be sold let alone create commission pieces.....
But of course, I said yes!
Gold duct tape*
Brown Spray Paint
Clear Sealant Spray*
I am really pleased with how well the paint went on and covered the boxes.
|Reall pleased with how easy the paint went on|
I cut out a lot of round card to be placed over the gold strips when ready.
Once the lids were dry I added a treasure map on the inside of each, for this I used a paper tablecloth which had the pattern around the edge.
I smothered it all in Mod Podge so it was hard wearing as these chests are going back to preschoolers!
The final steps were to add the gold strips across both the base and lid of the toy boxes and add the small round card to decorate as bolts.
|Getting ready to add some gold|
What do you think?
I don't think I did too bad in the end, my friend seemed very pleased with them, and I'm sure her boys loved them as my son certainly did! I love the idea of the maps on the inside of the lid and may use this idea when I decorate more toy boxes... because you know it's going to happen!
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