Sorry there's not a before picture, but you will get the idea, it was just plain bamboo wood, no color other than the way it came.
Here is what I did to update it and make it more likely that I would decorate with it. If you follow me, you know, Aqua, Turquoise, and greens are some of my favorite colors. So, as usual, that is what I used.
So, if you can, imagine it all being like the gold/brown you see here.
Here is the top of the box. I used some pale yellow and the aqua on the top.
The ends of the box has these huge rings that I love.
(this photo shows the color best).
I'm really liking this box about now!
But I continued working on it.
I took some old fabric scraps and glued it inside the box lid and the box itself.
Today, I found this graphic from fineartamerica.com, and mod podged it to the back of the box..
Here, it is with it attached to the box. Isn't it perfect??
What else did I do with this piece??
I made a centerpiece with it!! I added tulips from Michael's,
I wrapped lace around this bunch, and added this bird and cage to it.
With the other bunch, I wrapped one of my Mom's hankies around the stem, and stuck it into this Ball jar.
I added the tulips and an aqua shell shaped soap dish to the box, and the Ball Jar was then added.
This is one of my favorite makeovers!!!
I love the colors, the box, the lining, and the pieces I used to complete the centerpiece.
Not to brag on myself..... but I think it is just beautiful, EVEN if I did do it! So, I'm tooting my own horn on this one! It screams summer, and it will sit here for quite a while!
What do you think? A keeper????