May 9, 2011

Altering a Vintage Glove box



Occasionally I am lucky enough to find a vintage glove box of course I can never leave well enough alone!


I always have to do  a little work on it.  So often the inside has seen it's age.


I laid my favorite fabric on the copier and pressed copy, that gave me a sheet of beautiful floral paper


I then chose a graphic from Graphics Fairy and reloaded my now floral paper into the printer and printed the graphics onto my floral paper


I Mod Podged the paper onto the box and added a shabby flower made from the matching fabric



And there you have it


Why is it when we start taking pictures the cats come buzzing around like bees......Look a tail hanging into the top of the picture.


Martin was sitting on the back of the chair, I cropped his tail out of the other pictures


Here is the whole behind the scenes look, Billie is up on the fireplace, she never goes there unless I'm taking pictures.  I was taking pictures on the chair because it was the best light in front of the windows.


OK, so where was I.....Oh, I found some vintage gloves and did a little dressing up of them also. 


 I thought they would look cute in the box when I put it in my booth at Orange Tree


I also found this lime green box and added a little bling.  I am not sure what this box was used for? 


If you were really observant you noticed this box was filled with something back on the picture with the cats.....Well stay tuned that is my next post.

Hope this helped give you a couple ideas

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Happy Creating!

Carol
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32 comments:

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Oh Carol I could not stop looking at your cats..I had to go back because that mantel shot is awesome! I do love the box too...
Oh and as for me and the mirror, it is a quickie baby...no over analyzing this mug!

laurie said...

Martin and Billy only add to the beauty of this post,, beautiful for sure

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Hi Carol,
I have a couple of the glove boxes to do something like you just showed. I also have the hanky boxes. I think I have too many "projects" to do...Yours is so pretty! I DID notice a little something in the box...of course your kitty's want to be in the photos and see what's going on!
Warmly,
deb

Stampin' D'Amour said...

Carol -

Love it! I have piles of these Vintage Glove and Hosiery boxes and it hadn't occurred to me about altering some!

They aren't selling like hotcakes here, not sure why - I just LOVE them, esp the ones with the dividers. I have them in different shades of pink, blue, and one with prints on the quilted satin.

FAB posting! Your glove box turned out so nice - I LOVE the green one! :)

-pamela

Createology said...

How very clever of you to photocopy your fabric to make paper and then print a graphic on it. The glove box is now super gorgeous. I happen to have a vintage glove box from my Grandmother's Aunt and I shall never get rid of it. I also have another box of hers that is section shaped exactly like your green one. I keep brooches and jewelry in mine. I did notice the little parcels and will be happy to see what you have made. Your items are always so romantic and feminine and lovely. Marvelous May to you...

Nancy said...

I love the glove box. My mom had a few of those and sadly, she got rid of them at some point before I could get my hands on them! I love how you repurpse things and make them better than new!

Nancy

Vicki said...

Love the altered box, the cats, the room shot and wondering what is in those little bags! What a fun post! Just gorgeous. Love the cat tail in the one pic. My Bassets are the same way...always around during the photo shoots.

Susan said...

Carol you did a great job on altering your glove box!! so very pretty!

Linda said...

Carol, that is really a wonderful project...I've got to check my stash for a glove box...thanks for sharing your idea!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

You are so creative! I would never think to copy fabric.
You would think I had dog treats in my camera bag. Every time I get it Skipper comes running.
Your cats are so beautiful and photogenic.

Sheilagh said...

Fabulous idea, I have never seen glove boxes, but they are delightful. I love you cats:)

Thank you for bringing beautiful to blogland


Sheilagh

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Uh oh, something else to look for!!! You have such great ideas, Carol! Love the picture of the cats and the cat tail!!! So funny!!!

Ladydy5 aka: Diane Yates said...

Great! I have two, one glove and one hankie box, now I know what to do with them. Thank you

Laurie Brown said...

Those a beautiful! Love the idea of copying fabric onto paper, too.

I have that same problem with the cats- yesterday I needed to shoot a series of steps in doing geranium cuttings, and *2* of the cats had to get in on it.

Elyse said...

a very fun post!

as you may have guessed, i am also big on copying fabric. your things came out beautifully. the green box is very cool.

i had a cat years ago who was very much like martin. when i would be studying, the cat would plop down right on my books. lol?

xo
elyse

Dina said...

The glovebox got beautiful!!
Those two cat-beauties make it all complete! ;)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How beautiful! I don't know if I would recognize a glove box ...but maybe now I will! You make everything more beautiful! ♥

Cindy Adkins said...

Your blog is amazing, Carol! I'm your newest follower!
XO
Cindy

Cindy Adkins said...

P.S. Your cat is so cute--I have a tuxedo cat too and love her to pieces!

XO
Cindy

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh the box turned out so beautiful!! Love the floral pattern and the colors are so great. It just turned out so pretty!!

Char said...

Just lovely Carol. You did a romantic job of making the glove box into something very special. Love Martin too. Char

kelly said...

Some very beautiful work, Carol

Emanuela said...

I love your gloves box so much!!! And I like the idea of copying the fabric and then print it...I think I'll try this technique!

Emanuela

Rebecca said...

Beautimous girly...

Thank you for visiting me today~ Your comments about my guy returning to school mean so much to me!

Long year ahead...but it will be an exciting one for sure!

xoRebecca

sandi collins said...

i know how cats can be.if i paint or stamp, a couple of mine sit on my wet projects.jo jo almot hed blue butterflies on his butt. carol, i love all your ideas.
sandi

Mike and Caroline said...

I'm laughing! I got married in 1980 and wore what is known today as "Vintage Gloves"!! Love it! I should dig them up....

Lisa Macomber said...

clever on the green box lining it with pretties. I have two similar boxes one in cream and one in a peach color. I do believe they are some sort of jewelry holder. I keep my button rings I make and wear in one and the other I use for my hair accessories (pins, clips etc..)

ANGIE said...

I love your vintage creations and the photos of your furry family members are too cute! One of mine loves the back of the sofa too, but they would never go on the mantle without breaking something. LoL

Angie

khess136 said...

What a beautiful post, Carol!! I love your work...it's so beautiful and feminine. Thank you for the tip on photocopying fabric...I'm on it! I believe the divided box might have been used for nylons, back before we had pantyhose. I wish we found items like these in our antique stores...unfortunately such things are pretty scarce as most people who move to AZ clean out and clear out before moving out! Oh well, I'll keep my eye out for these lovely boxes. Thank you also for visiting me!
xox
Karen

Lisa said...

Gorgeous! The boxes AND your cats! Mine do the same thing. A reporter came to interview my oldest daughter when she was in 5th grade (she's now 22), and when we watched it on TV we noticed our cat kept walking in and out of the shot behind her. Gotta love 'em!

Ladydy5 aka: Diane Yates said...

I have one of those boxes. Thanks for sharing. I may just try to fix it up that way.

Belle West said...

I have to say I absolutely love your blog posts. You are so generous to share your creative secrets with us, and those cats are cracking me up! I love them both to death. I wish I could photograph my cats like that without them running away, and the cat on the mantel! LOL... I can't even imagine. I'd be frightened of broken treasures. What a treasure you are!! Thank you for the time you take to share with us. God bless you!! <3