Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Redesigned Former Music Box

Here's a little piece I redesigned this afternoon.



The before.



A former music box, this is what the inside looked like.




I glued thick board over the holes, then filled them from the bottom with wood filler.




I gave the entire thing multiple coats of antique white paint, and a little distressing. The interior was painted as well.  My vintage script was copied onto tissue, and applied to the top insert,





and the interior.







The piece it's sitting on is almost finished.




I picked it up at a garage sale.  I love the scrolls, but, didn't care for the flowers.




Here's what it looks like now.  It's about to become a sign.




It's hot and humid here.  Two things I'm not crazy about.  I'm hanging out inside, making little pretties,



32 comments:

  1. Rosemary,
    OMG!!! I love the box re love!!! You made that piece so pretty. I am so hating this weather we are having too. I wish it would cool off but not looking to great for that to happen anytime soon. I just did a post on my redo of my deck and I cannot even go out there to enjoy it!!! Stay cool.
    Kris

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  2. Beautiful! You really create some gorgeous pieces.

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  3. I too am NOT a fan of the hot and humid.
    What a beautiful little box. Inside and out. Luv other little piece as well.
    Stay cool. I want to kiss the man who invented the A/C :-)
    From your fellow inside buddy...
    Hugs, Gee

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  4. From a wee ugly duckling to a white swan!

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  5. Beautiful, I have been outside in the heat and humidity making ugle ducklings into swans too.

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  6. oh you are so Clever Rosemary so clever take care of you!!!

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  7. Wow ... it's absolutely lovely!
    Great job!
    :-D

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  8. What a lovely change! Love the piece you're making into a sign also. The script on the box is lovely!

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  9. Beautiful Rosemary you are the master!!!

    Hope you are doing well sweet friend You are in my heart and prayers always

    Kate
    xoxo

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  10. so beautifull:)
    kisses from Poland!

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  11. Love that! You are very talented. It's hot and humid here as well. Not so much fun.

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  12. What a makeover and a great one too. Your designs are so romantic.

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  13. I KNOW it is SO humid! I can't do anything. I tried cleaning up the year a bit yesterday and just about died after 20 minutes.

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  14. Rosemary, you have an incredible talent for seeing the potential in a piece that most of us would just pass over! Every time I go to garage sales or thrift stores, I try to do this, but I guess it must take a lot of practice to choose the right items. This is a beautiful example of your creativity. Guess the "dog days" of Summer are already upon us. . .it's hot and humid in Northern Ohio as well. . .stay indoors where it's cool! Hope you're feeling better.

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  15. Wow, what a transformation! The music box is stunning! The heat has me really pooped out and I'm still battling a summer cold so I've been hiding indoors too.

    Jeanine

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  16. Oh, the box looks gorgeous. Really love it.

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  17. GORGEOUS!! I love this so much, what an eye you have! It is really hot here too and it doesn't seem to be ending anytime soon.

    Cynthia

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  18. Well, this piece grabbed my attention. It is so pretty and dainty-looking!

    Thanks!

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  19. You've done it again with your gorgeous box, Rosemary! I never would have given that little music box a second look, but you have worked your magic! It is gorgeous!! Too hot and muggy here too!

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  20. Love the box, Rosemary. xo Laura

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  21. Have I told you before that you are amazing? Once again you've completely transformed a kind of dated item into a new treasure! Thanks for sharing and blessings to you, Patti

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  22. Can I live with you.....just for a few days???? Maybe a bit of your talent and ingenuity will run off. Your ability to transform an old item is wonderful. PS I promise not to eat much!!!!

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  23. Oh my goodness. Now how many of those little boxes have I passed by? That is so adorable - and the plaque is going to be a stunner as well. How about this heat? BUT, still better than snow.

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  24. Oh! I love this! It has great detail. Lovely transformation!!
    Faye @ The Shabby Cottage Home

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  25. I adore this so much. Do you know how many times I pass up boxes and now I see how to save them.

    Merci for stopping by. You made my day.

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  26. I think you see beauty in everything we all miss. I'm going to re-think how things will work instead of passing them up at yard sales.

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  27. That music box and plaque are fabulous!! Another amazing makeover Rosemary. Hope you are all healed now. Definitely take it easy and stay indoors during this heat wave. I am in KY and its been a very miserable week here. Although prior to this week the weather hasn't been so bad.

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  28. Great redo, beautiful box inside and out, I love all your redo:) Hugs, Biljana

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  29. That box is stunning Rosemary! You always pay such attention to detail! I probably would've pooped out after doing the outside but you made the inside just as pretty!

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