Feb 8, 2012


Yesterday I bought this really inexpensive wood box at my local Dollarama for $2.00. I have been wanting to do this simple project for a while but kept forgetting! Finally yesterday one caught my eye and $2 dollars later I had a box!

I wasn't sure what color to go with, I was thinking coral, but when I got home I decided to tie it into the antique dish I have in the living room, by doing turquoise and light blue. I tried to disperse the color unevenly so as to create a marbled effect. Not too sure if that happened- but I like how it turned out. If you know how you could achieve a marbled affect without using too much paint- let me know!

Close Up

Love all of the detailing- gives a more expensive look

The paint I used- these are so cheap, and they have millions of great colors!

Simple brush- Bruce is trying to snatch

On another note, I pick up these candlesticks yesterday at Double Take- this great secondhand shop just around the corner from where we live- I have been trying to find candleholders for some time now that I like- these came to $4.00- so the price was right! I am looking to find just one more so I can create a collection like Tommy Smythe has done. *Note that his candlestick holders are ultra polished and shiny- I will attempt that later today!!

Bruce posing... Oh how he loves to pose for the camera

Always Stay Graceful,



  1. what a great project...love the colour.

  2. Fantastic blog! Glad I found you through BlogPodium! I'll visit often!


  3. Can't wait to see the finished product!

  4. that article is very cool. thanks


Thanks so much for all of the lovely comments!
Always Stay Graceful,
L. xoxo