Then it was back to the closet...and now I was stressing because it wasn't going as quickly as I had wanted. So...I decided to stop stressing and have fun with the project. It's still slow going now, but I am having fun with it.
Here's one of my fun discoveries. A few years ago, Creative Imaginations put out a line of boxes and albums called "bare elements" (or "be."). I found some down at the bottom of the closet, neatly tucked behind a bag of shipping supplies. One of them was this hat box. So, in the spirit of fun, I stopped the cleaning and started the decorating of the hat box. I have this obsession with boxes - and decorating them. I take boxes that used to contain just about anything, and if it has a lid, it's decorated before I fill it with "stuff."
Normally I decoupage papers onto every surface of the boxes, but this time I decided to leave the inside and the very bottom the original white color and cover them with two coats of matte decoupage medium as a protective measure. The paper on the top is Sassafrass, on the sides is K&Co and Crate Paper - the large flower and pretty fabric leaves are Prima, and the rest of the laces and ribbons are all from the stash.
Have a great Monday!