I'm all out of tissues...

October 7th, 2009 in member junk     
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I lightly sanded it, then dry brushed it with off white paint and sealed with a clear varithane. That got rid of the tacky gold paint, and let silver show through. For the moment it holds a bouquet of silk flowers nicely.
I added just one old earring to the center to give it just a little something shiney.
It also looks pretty at night with just a tea light in it. It casts some cool shadows. Pretty sure it wont ever hold kleenex again...
I lightly sanded it, then dry brushed it with off white paint and sealed with a clear varithane. That got rid of the tacky gold paint, and let silver show through. For the moment it holds a bouquet of silk flowers nicely.

I lightly sanded it, then dry brushed it with off white paint and sealed with a clear varithane. That got rid of the tacky gold paint, and let silver show through. For the moment it holds a bouquet of silk flowers nicely.


I found this ugly gold filigree kleenex holder at a thrift store for fifty cents, and it's been sitting around in my workshop collecting dust...


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, metal, container, centerpiece, vase, funky, candle holder, whimsical, cream, any room

Comments (9)

suewhitney writes: Good thing you ran out of tissues, Marie because this is a much better use. You go girl! Love it...

Take care,
Sue Posted: 1:57 pm on October 8th
fellowjunker writes: I love these old tissue boxes Marie....and I love your ideas for them.
Happy day.
xojanis Posted: 11:54 am on October 8th
creativejunquer writes: I agree with Gailmarie, would look great with some light under it. but it is pretty with flowers also. so creative.
Robin Posted: 9:41 am on October 8th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Way to change this up, Marie! Very nice.
Candy Posted: 5:28 am on October 8th
grannijo writes: Marie...WOW....Your thrift store has some neat stuf!!!!...great save!... I wouldn't put tissue in it ever again!!.. really cool!....thanks for sharing!...sharon Posted: 5:32 pm on October 7th
shabbychick writes: Great save Marie! And you you gave it just the right amount of bling! I like how you took it from gold to silver!

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 3:18 pm on October 7th
alicemom writes: Marie,
Great save! It looks darling and just enough bling!
smiles, alice Posted: 1:48 pm on October 7th
RustyDiva writes: Right up my alley Marie! You did a great job and I love the color pallete in the flowers. This would go great in my house ~ hint hint. :) Posted: 10:33 am on October 7th
monakent writes: Good save Marie!!! I can also see a light or tea light underneath, for a delightful little lamp, with cool shadows on the wall. Very sweet. gailmarie Posted: 10:23 am on October 7th
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