The saga of this Cheesebox has been an interesting journey.
I think it was two years ago when my neighbour, Paul, came over and
gave me this antique cheesebox.
It was all dirty, but still had the original writing across the lid.
What did I do with it?
I painted the base rim off-white and the actual round box of it "red".
That was during my menopausal red stage of wanting to brighten my world.
That's over.
Now, I just want peace and serenity in my world with lighter, muted colours.
Did I take a before photo?  No, I didn't.  I wasn't a blogger then.
But, did I take another before photo of the red cheesebox?
No, I didn't...I was a stupid blogger then.
I was just going to paint it and throw it somewhere as extra storage, however,
had the bright idea of adding legs and making it into an occasional table.
Here it is.....
I found some 2-1/2' lengths of whatever those legs were originally...we can't figure
it out?  Anybody know?  Didn't seem long enough for a kitchen table...there were
only three of them and they didn't seem to be from a stairwell?
But, they served my purpose for $4.50 for all three.
Dan cut them down for me and...they were already painted!
How great is that?
The top was a bit of a dilemma for me.
I sanded it down, but carefully...just enough to get the grime off it and not
obliterate the writing as I wanted to preserve at least the outline of it.
Picture
That's shadows on the lid, not stains...I'm really not the world famous photographer you think I am...lol!
As you all know, I'm the queen of bone-headed moves on my projects.
I had it completed...just like above, when I decided it would be
lovely to put an image of a crown above the wording in the empty space.
Nuh-uh!  Oh no....too much grain in the wood to transfer it properly, so then....
I attempted to draw (by hand) over the vague outline of the crown with a black wood marker and that just looked so tacky and horrific.
That's when I sanded it all back again and restained the top of the lid.
Why does it always take me double the time to finish a project you may ask?
Because I get overzealous about tweaking it with my own touches?
Well, I like how it turned out after I had gone over just the original trace of wording.
And that is how I've left it sitting in my screened-in room and it's perfect
with the wicker furniture in there!
Ahhhhh.....another project put to rest, along with myself!
xo
 


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18/07/2012 18:52

I love your table! It looks fantastic!!! Cute pillow on your wicker.

Dee

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20/07/2012 09:01

Thanks so much Dee! That is my favourite pillow ever! I appreciate you taking the time to visit. xo

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03/10/2012 06:24

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19/07/2012 00:26

Your table looks great! I love the graphic! Wonderful transformation!

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20/07/2012 09:03

I know! It's so nice to get it out of the garage and into some good use! Thanks for the sweet comment....xo

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Rukmini Roy
19/07/2012 02:11

perfectos! Shuddered at red though. Good you came out of that phase and turned towards serenity! looks fantastic. And I have a thing for whites.

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20/07/2012 09:09

Thanks Rukmini! I'd like to change all my red very soon! I don't know what happened to me....lol! xo

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19/07/2012 22:55

This is really lovely - look perfect with your wicker chairs!

I would love if you would submit it and share it with my readers! Join the Community and share any of your creative project!

Susan @ <a href="http://www.ohmy-creative.com/" rel="nofollow"> Oh My! Creative</a>

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wendy
24/07/2012 12:01

Oh! Thanks! I thought it looked quite quaint with the wicker furniture as well, but it's nice someone noticed! xo wendy

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20/07/2012 08:05

This is awesome! You craft like I do! It can take me several "attempts" to make it the way I should have left it in the first place! LOL!

I found what appears to be a cheesebox just yesterday at a garage sale for $2. I plan on redoing it and this just might be the inspiration piece I needed - except that it's smaller than yours.

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wendy
24/07/2012 12:03

Well....then it's just a smaller sidetable! The possibilities are endless and don't forget the storage inside! I'd love to see what you do to yours. xo

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20/07/2012 10:33

Such a great use for a vintage piece! I'm sure it's little cheese box heart is thanking you for it's new purpose in life!

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wendy
24/07/2012 12:07

Thanks Maureen! Now we just have to work on yours!! xo w

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What a creative idea! It turned out great!!
Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

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wendy
24/07/2012 12:08

Thanks Christina for coming and having a look-see! Love your linky! xo

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21/07/2012 16:17

It is all so lovely! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Oz. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House which goes live at 8am CST on Monday. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com Hope to see you at the bash. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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wendy
24/07/2012 12:09

Kathryn, I just went over and joined in your fun! Thanks for the lovely comment...I appreciate you dropping in! xo

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21/07/2012 20:51

What a beautiful stool, I love it, great job, it's beautiful.

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wendy
24/07/2012 12:11

Aww...Erika, thanks! It's actually a wee table, but it could work as a stool without too much weight on it! xo

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I love this table! I love that you added legs to it to make it a table. What a wonderful and unique piece to have!

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wendy
24/07/2012 12:13

Thankyou Jen...that was actually difficult to find legs that I thought would like nice with the box...still not sure! Hahahaha! But, that's just me! xo

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23/07/2012 00:38

I'm so loving you cute Cheesebox side table, loving you added the legs and love how you did the top! It's just adorable out in your screen in sitting area. Your like me many times I do something over and over again - that just means we go on a journey to find the "perfect" fit! So glad you shared your creative inspiration with Sundays' Best - you've helped to make it a great party!

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wendy
24/07/2012 12:12

Cathy! Thanks! And, yes....it's an affliction that's for sure! But, seems to work out okay in the end! xo

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23/07/2012 14:50

I love how cute this is! The top especially looks great and is my fav.
I'm coming over form a blog hop and am excited to be a new follower! Feel free to follow me back <a href="http://iheartpears.blogspot.com/2012/07/ergobaby-carriers-just-for-you.html">www.iheartpears.blogspot.com</a>

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wendy
24/07/2012 12:14

Wow Elise...thanks for following me..I appreciate that sooo much! I liked the original top as well the very best, which is why I tried to preserve it. xo

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24/07/2012 16:02

ok, this is seriously TOO cute! ...and I love cheese!

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24/07/2012 18:04

What a fab upcycle! Love how the original top plays off of the white. It's a beautiful conversation piece!

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24/07/2012 19:45

Oh, Wendy--I so love this table!! How cool that you got the cheese box as a gift--I've never seen one for sale before anywhere. I think it looks fabulous! Take care, and have a wonderful rest of the week!

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29/07/2012 21:31

Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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What a great table and charming vignette!

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I painted the base rim off-white and the actual round box of it "red".
That was during my menopausal red stage of wanting to brighten my world.
That's over.
Now, I just want peace and serenity in my world with lighter, muted colours.
Did I take a before photo? No, I didn't. I wasn't a blogger then.
But, did I take another before photo of the red cheesebox?
No, I didn't...I was a stupid blogger then.

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05/08/2013 07:07

The saga of this Cheesebox has been an interesting journey.
I think it was two years ago when my neighbour, Paul, came over and
gave me this antique cheesebox.
It was all dirty, but still had the original writing across the lid.
What did I do with it?
I painted the base rim off-white and the actual round box of it "red".
That was during my menopausal red stage of wanting to brighten my world.
That's over.

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