While it may not quite be “Goth to Boss”, this little broken down musical jewelry box has been resurrected from derelict status to mantle-worthy. Found at an estate sale, got it for a song. Here is how it started:
A close-up. I’m sure once it was really cute, but here it’s just major ick factor. (That’s dust.)
The back. The music didn’t play.
Here it is after I removed the dusty felt floor and paper flowers, bird, etc. (The bird was inspiring though!)
Look what a difference a little fresh creamy paint makes! I lined the base with burlap, and fashioned a wee paper mache bird as a finial. I covered the back with a vintage print music page.
Now it’s a cloche with working catch-all drawers.
A close-up of the bird. I glittered his beak and gave him tiny dots of black paint for eyes.
I am very pleased with how this one turned out! Sometimes I get home from treasure hunting and ask myself WHAT was I thinking. If I wait for inspiration, it usually comes to me. 🙂 Now if I could just figure out what to do with that ugly vintage plug-in kitchen wall clock…..