Sunday, March 05, 2006

FRUIT BOX

I bought a little box of mandarins at the weekend, I purposely chose the ones packed in a little box, they looked so pretty and I thought I would use the box for something else afterwards.

This reminded me of a little table I made a few years ago (just dug it out from the loft), it is made from a larger, but similar type wooden fruit box. I'd re-enforced and shaped the legs with cardboard and pasted on a number of layers of papier mache, I'd painted, decoupaged, and finally gave it a coat of crackle glaze.

12 comments:

Sharon K said...

I love the table you made out of a box. It is beautiful and you are so creative, it is so much fun to share ideas and I want to see what you are going to make out of your orange crate. Have fun..........

abe/happy said...

love it ! love it ! love it!!

Carol said...

Hey Marion!

Well done! What a great idea!

And I loved your Cotswolds pictures and descriptions and also the story of Francis Lovell the ghost of the Minster Lovell Manor House! Spooky indeed!

MariaJ said...

Amazing Marion! Love the crackle and antique look.

Mindy said...

What a creative lady you are!! I love that little table..the decoupage is such a fun thing to do too! Those tangerines look delicious...:) xo

Maggie Ann said...

That is so clever of you! Your little table is lovely!

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Hello Ladies...
I’m pleased that you liked the little table I made from a fruit box. Its good to make something pretty from an item that would normally be thrown out into the refuse bin.
The crackle glaze doesn’t show too well on the top of the table, reason being, in my eagerness, I didn’t let the undercoat paint dry properly. It shows up on the sides and underneath better tho’.
I shall make my newly acquired box box into a container for my seed packets. I show when its done. Marion

Anonymous said...

Very Nell Gwynn

Diana said...

What a fantastic pice of work!! I love making decoupage myself but never thought of doing something like this! Thanks for the idea!

Diana said...

Lovely work!

Nancy Jane said...

This is unbelievably charming. What do you have envisioned for how the seed packet box/tray will look?

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Nancy Jane... Thank you for stopping by and leaving a nice comment about my box. I shall make the little orange box into a pretty container to keep seed packets. Do keep in touch, I looked for your email address, but couldn't find anything. Marion