November 22, 2011

The Yellow Box & Giving Thanks

This is a World War two ammunitions box that needed a little love

I started with a bright yellow box

When I sanded it I found blue paint under the yellow

I darkened it up a little with some brown gel stain

And added a water slide decal with a graphics from the Graphics Fairy.  I love decals because you can see the wood grain right through them.  

I priced it at $25 and put it my booth at Orange Tree Antiques

If you are an Orlando local, check out the Thanksgiving sale this weekend.  I will have 25% off in my booth

You're the best, you have enriched my life and I am so happy to be a member of this diverse and talented community.  Thank you for your comments and continued support.

Happy Creating!


Melodee said...

thanks for this tip! I never knew about the water seal decals...I am the last one out there to know, haha, not you now! I so love the Graphics Fairy and this brings many more ideas to mind from their site now:)

Gina said...

That looks amazing! Yellow was a great color choice & you distressed that baby to perfection. Excellent job!

angel said...

happy thanksgiving to u too xxx

Ruby Jean said...

Oh isn't that just GRAND... That would make a GREAT toy box in my boys room....Especially since they have a lot of Vintage toys.... They would just right at home in there.. :) I pray your Thanksgiving is Blessed and know that if we didn't have Car trouble we would have been there with you... ♥♥♥♥

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Another great example of your water slide decal expertise! I'm sure the box will sell quickly! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

angel said...

thanks for telling me i changed background today and forgot to switch the text :0 hope you can read now have a nice dayxxx

Nancy said...

Very neat box! Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving!


Katie said...

I so want to try these water slide decals! Hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving Carol...XoXo

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Carol,

You make so many wonderful projects with the decals!!!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!


Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Carol,
This little box would be a great gift for someone looking for decorative storage...
Great makeover!
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
All the Best,

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

You worked it Carol. Very nice. Have a great Thanksgiving.

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Great job Carol! I love that graphic and have used it on boxes too and think it looks so good! I'm sure you'll sell it quickly.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Rona Gregory said...

As always a beautiful project Carol! Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving

Ro xx

Carol said...

Thank you for all the wonderful projects and creative ideas.
Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Stampin D Amour said...

Carol - another fantastic project!!! Love it! Thanks for the inspiration! I need to give these water decal slides a try sometime.

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving! ;)


HeartVintageDesign said...

It looks great!

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

Linking up from Savvy Southern Style. Love the new has so much character. I love decals - have used them primarily on walls. Will keep your booth in mind when we next visit Disney. New follower. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Josie said...

Awww Carol! I'm thankful for your wonderful blog, and blog friendship! I am hoping to find time to make the trip to Orange Tree for the holiday sale. EEEKKK! Happy Thanksgiving!

SavannahGranny said...

Great conversion! Love the box. Wonder how many people even know about mucilage? I can remember using it in school in the 40's.
Happy Thanksgiving, Ginger

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a great box...much better now that you've done your magic, too! Happy Thanksgiving! We'll have a nice dinner...but simple! Aren't we having fabulous weather! Enjoy your day! ♥

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Another unique project from the lady with loads of talent. The following is an example of someone who is really talented ( you ) and someone who tries ( me).
I once had an ammunition box similar to yours. You probably thought about it for a minute and then made yours pretty, I put dirt in mine and planted herbs. Happy Thanksgiving!--------- Shannon

Nancy said...


What a Neat Box! and it turned out Great too. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Carol!! You have Inspired me and enriched my life too my friend!!

Huggs, Nancy

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Carol~I'm b-a-c-k to makin' my visits (finally)! I just wanted to take a minute at this season of renewed hope and gratitude to personally thank you for your visits and kind words. I wish I could convey to you how much your continued friendship means to me. You're always so generous to share a big part of your hearts passion through your beautifully inspirational posts. I look forward to each and every visit. I've no doubt there's more fun in store for us on this blogging journey.
I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving surrounded with family and friends in celebration of all life's blessings.

Sweet Wishes,

Tina Eudora said...

Just beautiful Carol and I can hardly wait to try doing a decal on something! You have given me the bug for sure!
Tina xo

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

Hi Carol,
AWESOME box with the coolest decal!
Hope your Thanksgiving was nice. Have fun decorating tomorrow! Can't wait to see your home ready for Christmas!

p.s. Sweet Pea may come to "visit" you! LOL!

Debbie said...

That looks wonderful! I have been absent from blog land while spending time with my girls. I have missed two great ideas on this blog alone. Such eye candy for me this evening!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Hi Carol! Hope you had a great Thankgiving! That is one awesome box! I of course love the color too. Thanks for sharing all your awesome ideas and inspiration with us, you certainly have great ideas.