Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Have a Malachite Thanksgiving . . .

Oops, I meant to say, "have a Happy Thanksgiving" but I've had malachite on the brain (and on my hands) for the past couple of days. Unfortunately, I don't have any great recipes to share, and we're cheating by eating out for Thanksgiving with my in-laws so I don't have any great table settings to share. So, I thought I might as well celebrate the holiday by sharing my latest little project. Behold, the faux malachite box . . .
Sorry about the poor lighting. I just finished it tonight so I broke the cardinal rule and took a photo at night. Here's how it looked earlier in the day when I took a photo with my iPhone:
I darkened the color a little after this, added a gold detail around the edge of the lid, and affixed a gold-painted rock on the front as a little handle.

I really like it and think it adds a little something to my coffee table. Also, my remote control fits nicely in there. I'm sorry I didn't photograph the process very well, but I basically just bought one of those little hinged balsa wood boxes from Michael's then followed the faux malachite directions from Gorgeous Shiny Things. I had to improvise on the paint colors a bit as I used what I had or what I could find at Home Depot, but otherwise, pretty much did what she did.

I am so thankful for all my friends and family this Thanksgiving, but also for all my blog friends and readers out there. You really make it all worthwhile. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!





7 comments:

nkp said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Kathy! I hope you and your beautiful family have some wonderful together time.

As for your project, it looks fantastic! You never cease to inspire me.

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

It turned out super good just make sure you apply something over it to protect the paint job. I used lacquer on mine.

Have a super turkey day! Im hitting the flea this friday not sure if you are but if you do Holla!

Happy gobble gobble!

Emily | Recently said...

It looks fabulous! Great job. Looks like I'll have another project on the brain after seeing this one! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Interior Design Musings said...

I want one!! It really looks great, Kathy. You did a great job. M.

bluehydrangea said...

Amazing!! Love how it turned out!!!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

Damn I'm so impressed! Can I have one?

;)

Kim said...

I am so impressed! You are quite crafty, my friend. And your Thanksgiving sounds a bit similar to mine. We cheated this year too. :)