Monday, September 10, 2007

My Just Nan Box-topper

Here is Just Nan's "Wintry Mix," finished as a padded top for a cheap little shaker box I picked up at A.C. Moore.


I stained and polyurethaned the box (I think it was "Red Mahogany" varnish), then made cardboard templates for the padded bits. The fabric I used for the bottom lining - and the lining inside the lid, which you can't see - is the perfect color, but it was crappy $1/yard polyester blend that I picked up at Wal-Mart, and it was AWFUL to work with! It kept slipping. The stitched top came out pretty well, although you can see some lumpy spots and it isn't quite centered. I know, I need to turn off the perfectionist's eye, don't I?!?!? Oh, and I added the braid around the edge for a finished look.

Right now it is sitting on my dresser, with some of my "gypsy" earrings from the faire in it!

11 comments:

Christine said...

Wow, I think it looks fantastic, Erin!

Mindi said...

Your box looks very nice!

Becky K in OK said...

Your box looks just fine. Most of my finishes have some little imperfection, but that makes it my creation. You did a great job. Isn't it amazing the many different finishes you can do with Nan's designs. I love the pattern also.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

It looks really nice I think!

Lee said...

Well done! Love the colors.

Karen said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! Turned out fabulous. It's hard to believe it cost so little to put together.

Heather said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you!
The magazine arrived yesterday in the mail, and I truly appreciate it. But you didn't let me know what I could send in return!

Kathy A. said...

I love your little stitched box. The cover is beautiful and the box itself is a delight.

stitching aussie style said...

The finish is just beautiful. I am inspired to try different things instead of just framing.

tkdchick said...

your box turned out lovely!

Aussie Stitcher said...

Your box looks gorgeous.