Love Letter Box

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, I’ve got a rescue with a romantic story from Jeanie at Create & Babble.  This rescue starts out in the most unromantic way, however:  with a daughter clearing out her childhood room as she headed off to college.  Jeanie spotted a jewelry box in the chaos, and says, “I rescued it from the throw-away pile knowing that someday I would do something with it.”

Create and Babble jewelry box before

Well, when her husband found a stack of ribbon-tied love letters written by his parents over 70 years ago, Jeanie knew exactly where to store the special momentos.  She pulled out the old jewelry box, and went to work on a makeover.  She used Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in Ironstone to paint over the original finish.  After two coats of milk paint had dried, she lightly sanded the box to give it a chippy, aged look before brushing on white wax.  Inside the box, Jeanie used her craft cutting machine to make a silver vinyl monogram of her in-laws’ ininitials.  She printed copies of some of the photos that were inside of the letters, and put those in the photo frames on the lid of the box.  Now she has a box with vintage appeal to store these precious keepsake letters.

Create and Babble jewelry box after

To learn more about this project, visit Create & Babble.

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