Fleur de Lis Storage Box4:30:00 AM
This beautiful treasure box started out life as vintage silverware storage...
A large heavy box with a front drawer gets 2 coats of Fusion Mineral Paint in Aubusson a beautiful light yellow.
Fusion Mineral paint goes on smoothly with great coverage and no sanding or priming is needed.
Two coats was plenty to cover this dark wood box and the best part is that no waxing or sealer is needed.
When the paint dried I heavily distressed the top and edges of the box.
On the inside of the box I'm using grain sack fabric wrapping paper.
I cut pieces to fit both inside the drawer and in the top area.
I decoupaged the paper onto the surface by first painting a coat of Decou-Page by DecoArt on the inside of the drawer.
I smoothed the paper onto the Decou-Page then smoothed out the bubbles with a rubber brayer.
Another coat of Decou-Page is applied over the top of the paper as a sealer.
After the decoupaging was finished I stenciled a fleur de lis stencil to the top of the box.
The stencil is also a product of DecoArt from their Americana line of stencils.
The box got a good sanding to distress the stencil then I used a dark glaze over the entire surface to age the finish.
It now has a beautiful antiqued patina.
I added a small keyhole bling to the front of the box and this gorgeous French beauty can again be used to hold special serving pieces in the kitchen or is even pretty enough to be used as a jewelry box on your dresser.
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