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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

As I promised last week on White Wednesday, here is a before and after of one of the projects that I worked on a couple of weeks ago.

The File Box

"Ribbon and Lace"

First thing to go were the handles. But still could not make up my mind, first I chose these depression glass but as you will see at the end I decided on clear glass handles.

Lucky me my Deano sprayed everything Opal white for me. This Opal white is " Eggshell Opal White from Glidden"

By using a Black Patina I dipped all the metal parts in it and wiped clean to give the antique look.

Then I changed my mind and painted the outside of the box a antique pink.

Not liking the green knobs I changed them for

the clear glass knobs.


Linking to White Wednesday

Ciao for now


  1. Looks good girl, really good! You did an outstanding job ;0)

    Take care, Sue

  2. Very nice, love the size, just right for things like you have in it,Celeste,

  3. You are good! I love it and your colors.
    xo, Amber

  4. This is beautiful! Love that you shared your process!

  5. Good decision on the cear knobs. I love it! And ribbons and lace are a girl's best friend.

  6. I love the drawers! They are one of my favorite things - old drawers, old boxes and old wood. You really did a nice job, the pink is perfect and the finishing touches are those metal tags with the Italian labels. Too cute!