Hello everyone and welcome to my world of thrifting!
In this world of discarded and unwanted items,
you never know what you may find to re-love
or make good use of.
Isn't it fun?
Here is a suitcase type box that my husband
brought home for me. He's always looking.
Here's what they looked like. Actually, I only primed and
altered one. I kind of liked them in their original state and
was a little unsure of changing them at all.
But I had the idea for at least one.
And I'm glad I did it. I'll tell you why a little later in the post.
After using the primer, I painted the box with my favorite color.
What's your favorite color to work with?
The box needed a handle so I glued a nut onto the box and a
vintage button onto the nut.
This is the back.
Do you love adding details and extras?
I made a muslin pocket for the inside and added a few embellishments.
And then I made a little tag to tuck inside the pocket.
It was one of my favorite projects so far.
At the Independence Day craft show, the old sheet music
caught a ladies eye.
She said she was a musician and loved the box.
She wanted to buy it.
She thanked me over and over again
and said that it made her day.
That's one of the reasons that I love doing this.
When the beauty of what we make touches someone's
heart, it's a blissful feeling, isn't it?
As I'm sure you figured out, that's the reason that I'm
glad that I followed my heart and altered the box!
I hope you're having a wonderful week.
I've had some hard things to deal with this week.
Some hurtful things. I'm learning not to let people
take advantage of me though. I'm learning late in my life
the value of me. I used to thing that that was selfish
and wrong. But I've been learning in the last couple
of years that it's healthy and right to take care of myself.
Heart...mind..body and soul.
It's been freeing and I feel that the ways I look at myself are
more healthy than they've every been!
I wish those things for you as well.
Don't be afraid to give but don't be afraid to put yourself first
sometimes or to see yourself as important and lovely!
Because you are.
Full of grace and beauty.
Remember, you can't love others until you love yourself first.
Thank you and be blessed.
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