old bread box - a project that went southFebruary 25th, 2009 in member junk
I have several of these solid wooden bread boxes. They are a great place for storing cds, small books (I am a bibliophile) or other junk.
I painted this one black last spring and it hung around my garage all summer - my Dad busted it when he used it to sit on while pumping up a bike tire. He fixed it for me.
I finally got to it but it didn't work out how I want so I tried to sand it off - note to self - the only way to really take beeswax off is to melt it and that doesn't get rid of it all.
Finally, I used these old pages from a copy of LIttle Women. I sealed it all in wax - but should have coated the paper first to prevent the wax from soaking into the old paper because it is a bit darker than I hoped. I used a car buffer to shine it up.
As the wax ages it clarifies and the look has improved. I am unhappy with my execution. However, the longer this sits in my bedroom the more it grows on me.
Pattern or design used: My own design
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