This is what I started with:
This was after covering it with wood filler (it had deep deep wood grooves which I did not like)
I knew I wanted to use it without the wall coming through so I glued a piece of paperboard on the back (paper covered Styrofoam), cut it to fit and adhered paper to it. I painted it with paint hanging around and added a tiny bow fancy on the top from a scrap booking kit.
I like it a lot, but as the summer went on I wanted more lighthearted paper. Since the paper was glued on I took a while to figure out what to do..... then I discovered that if I just placed paper into it it would hold. Each box holds onto it's own paper.
I like how exuberant this paper is. It's from a box of vintage wallpaper patterns that I picked up at HomeSense (love that place!!) from French General.
I love this shadowbox because I can hold all my delicate things, like my vintage mercury glass flower holder,
|I love this piece, got it on ebay and it had a twin and I broke it in the move, I still feel bad about that|
I also love that it holds my itty bitty teeny tiny vintage mercury glass salt celler:
This sits above my desk and gets re-done at Christmas and Easter. It's getting cooler so I may change the paper again...... we'll see.
Until next time,