Hello beautiful friends! I’m back today with another piece from my Winter thrift store haul! This is a project that didn’t go quite as planned but luckily, I was able to find a fix!
I picked up this case for $4.25:
I didn’t even know what to call it in the title, but it looks like it might have originally held a gift of wine and a set of stemless glasses:
But the serving utensils in the lid threw me off a bit. It had an engraved tag on the front that I ended up removing. It read CONGRATULATIONS & GOOD LUCK which makes me think it was probably a retirement gift.
Anyway, I rarely pass up any sort of case as they can be used to store all kinds of things!
I went in a different direction with this one, starting with using this creamy color, Drop Cloth by Dixie Belle, rather than my usual white:
This is my best selling ivory shade.
I had planned to do a black and cream look, but remember this vintage picnic basket where I used a transfer on the lid?
This transfer is called White Fleur and it is no longer available on Amazon, but you can still find it on eBay or Etsy if you search it.
Well there were three rows of transfer in this one that made up one large image. I used the top two with the pretty yellow florals on the top of the basket, but still had the the third row that I had never used. I decided to try it on this case.
However, I wasn’t thrilled with it after applying the transfer:
Okay time for plan B. I decided it was the bottom edge of the transfer that wasn’t working for me and I had to find a fix. I knew I needed to cover it in some way. Then I remembered I had a mould for decorative trim pieces that might just work. And so I decided to give it a try!
Those three pieces you see in the photo above were made using the Elegant Borders Decor Mould by re-design:
I have been hanging on to several of these moulds for a while now, but just hadn’t found the right piece to try them out on. I figured this was a great time to give them a go. I used Amazing Casting Resin to make my new trim pieces:
It is super user friendly! It comes with two small medicine-like cups and you just measure out equal parts of each and mix them together in a disposable cup until they’re clear. Then, just pour the mixture with a disposable cup into the mould:
It only takes about 10 minutes or so for each piece to completely set up, and then you just pop it out of the mould. It is warm and flexible when you first pull it out and you can cut it then if you need to like I did. I just used regular old scissors. Then it will completely harden within the hour.
These were perfect to fix that funky line across the bottom and save this project!
I just attached them with E6000 glue and let them dry overnight:
Much better, right?
That floral piece is one of two medallions I picked up at the thrift store for 45¢ each a couple of years ago…
I’m so excited to have finally found a use for one!
I attached that with e6000 glue also.
As for the resin trim pieces, I had to join three together…
That left seams where each piece met one another, so I used a little wood filler to fill those seams.
I decided to add a little something to the handle for some interest. I cut a piece of a poplar strip into a small tag shape and applied some of the leftover transfer to it. The key is one from a ring of keys I picked up on deep discount after Halloween at Michaels.
I wrapped the transfer around the topside of the case:
Of course, I lined the inside as well:
I pulled all of the old lining out first and luckily, that came out pretty easily. Then I found this fabric in my stash that I originally purchased at Hobby Lobby…
Visit my complete tutorial for how to line a box with fabric HERE.
This could hold so many things!
I went in a little different direction using colors that I don’t normally use this time. If you like a more creamy white, Drop Cloth is a great color!
I told you I rarely pass up a case…if you liked this one, you might also like seeing what I did with this Trumpet case in 2018:
See how this one turned out HERE!
You might also like this travel case I redid back in 2017!
See how it turned out HERE!
I actually kept that last one. It sits in my office holding cards, travel mementos, and other treasured memories!
I had to change directions in the middle of redoing the case I shared today, but things don’t always go as planned and you just have to roll with it sometimes! I’m thrilled to be able to cross one more piece off the list!!
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I’ll be back on Thursday using a brand new color on this night table:
UPDATE: See how this pretty little lady looks now HERE!
See ya then!
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