Tuesday, November 9, 2010

tuesdays treasure

Recycling twice .
I know some of you may have seen this before
but it is still a treasure .
My box began as this daggy , dull piece .
A coat of white paint really freshened it up .


I then lined the lid inside and fitted my
 embroidery cottons in.
Why is it a treasure ?
Because my husband bought the box for me
from a garage sale many years ago
and because every time I'm looking for
threads I smile at my pretty new box .



Join in we'd love to see your treasure .

29 comments:

fairchildstreet said...

Amazing what white paint can do. Lovely. Charmaine

Maria said...

Cool bananas ....that looks great...love it!!

Quiltjane said...

I love wood but the shabby chic look is great.

marina said...

Now that is one great makeover!

Brianna said...

Wow, so jealous! I wish my threads looked like that and had such a pretty home.

Daffycat said...

Just stunning, Clare. The white paint job looks really spiffy!

Melody said...

What a transformation. A beautiful home for your threads.

Linda Lilly Cottage said...

Oh i love that, you can see all your threads at once...and you are not going to tip that beautiful box upside down by accident...love this recycled treasure and what a fabulous husband.
Kiss Noises Linda...have a lovely day.

Robyn G. said...

Oh yes it's lovely Clare... that would make me smile too xx :D

Createology said...

Love the new look of your special treasure and the fact that now you use and enjoy it often. Fabulous...

Createology said...

I love the new look and purpose of your special treasure box. Fabulous...

Wendy said...

Beautiful! What a transformation...

Deb said...

Clare that is such a clever idea. I love it. I have a huge box like that which was my mother in laws which my father in law made to hold her cotton reels. You have just given me a great idea. Thanks

mandapanda said...

I think its gorgeous!!!

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Hi Clare, I do remember when you showed that great idea for the old cutlery box. I had intended to follow your lead, but discovered that my 3 plastic containers of threads wouldn't fit. will have to think of "plan B"- maybe use it for lace and ribbons, etc. yours does look lovely though and a very clever idea! :-)

toni said...

Fantastic Clare! I wish my threads looked so neat and were in such a pretty box. I have a snarling, tangled mess, I'm sure it's alive *grin* toni xxx

Allie said...

That is so much prettier than my plastic boxes, lol! How lovely.

Tracee said...

How lucky are you that those embroidery boxes fit in to your gorgeous box so perfectly.

ana @ i made it so said...

oh that's insanely adorable. i wasn't expecting that pretty pop of fabric inside. i'd be happy to open that up too!

Cat from Raspberry Rainbow said...

Wow, your box is divine! I am drooling.......

aracne said...

Sorry to hear that Tuesday' Treasures will soon be over, but as we know all good things have to pass...
I love your box, the transformation is stunning.

Sandy at Cookies and Cream Craft said...

Well, I made it; I'm here! Wow, what a great box, Clare. I love the paper you lined it with. Doesn't it make you hungry though. Have a great week.

Aunty said...

What a wonderful transformation and what a great idea to store your emboidery cottons in it.

Scented Sweetpeas said...

I want that box, it is gorgeous and a very lovely treasure indeed!

Raine and Sage said...

That is a veritable rainbow of threads you have. Excellently organised I must say.

Carol said...

Lovely treasure simply loved the new look...

Web Hosting Bangkok said...

Treasures are always valuable to us and we always love to share them with all. This box is pretty valuable to you not because of its price but the emotions and love hidden in this gifted box. Nice to see this again.

dls said...

Thanks for showing the transformation of your lovely treasure..... I see you embroidery too. Can't think of anything more useful to put in this lovely box.

The Rusty Teapot said...

Really Lovely! I saw one of these cutlery boxes at a yard sale a couple of weeks ago but the man wanted $25.It was pretty bumped around plus I thought way to much $$$,If i find one again I would not hesitate to paint it. Looks Fab!You are really creative!