Thursday, February 18, 2010

My husbands Valentine's gift

I definitely knew I wanted to make Jared something for Valentine's, the question was what? So one day I saw him go through a shoe box that was in his closet where he keeps all of his cards, pics and anything sentimental he wants to hold on to. So I thought, I'd make him a nice box!

I bought an unfinished crate/box from M's, of course with my 50% off coupon. Got 3 different colors of acrylic paint. I painted two coats of Brown, then sponged Golden Brown and Tan. I used the Craftsmart paints from M's. They work great! The painting process took a long time, about 3-4 hours. I can see why Jared hates painting hehehe.

I then used my printing on tissue paper technique, and printed out pictures and things Jared is into...which is mostly music :) Oh how he loves his music and guitars! Then I also did some cut outs out of vinyl. I specially love the top of the box. The half guitar and that saying describe him very well.

So I finally finished it yesterday. Yes, my present was late but I got two little ones, can you blame me? I couldn't finish on time :) I am so happy with how this came out and I couldn't wait for him to get home so that he can see it. Well, there was a great reaction from him! He loves his box and does not want to keep it in his closet to store sentiments. He doesn't know what he'll put in it yet but he knows that he wants to keep it out to see and enjoy it. It's funny because as the box was taking shape I figured he'd want to use it for something else...I guess I still owe him a sentiments box.

Click on the pictures for close ups.






Below is the inside of the top.


I have to say that although the painting took a long time, I love how my faux finish paint job came out.

Thanks for looking :)


Unknown said...

Well Bean, you really nailed it on this one. This came out amazing! I absolutely love it! And I love you too :) 1 love.

Katherine Acevedo said...

I love you too babe :)

Gloria said...

Super cool!!! Great job:)

The Alexander's said...

Maybe this is a dumb question, but I'm new to all of did you adhere the tissue paper pictures to the box? I love this idea and might make one as a wedding gift :) Great paint job by the way!

Katherine Acevedo said...

Yes, I adhered the tissue paper pictures with Mod Podge. I will be making a video soon on how to adhere on to tiles, it is the same method. Check back soon.

KreativeKristina said...

Katherine, this turned out awesome. My husband would have loved something like this. Great idea!

Unknown said...

I love getting inspiration from other creative people. I get some great ideas from you. I have an award for you if you stop by my site.

Anonymous said...

Awesome job! I'm so glad I stumbled onto your blog. I've become a follower - you have some great ideas.

Rach1fun said...

I stumbled on your blog from Cricut MB, and have been thuroughly impressed with your work so I have left you an award on my blog. The 3-d butterfly is exquisite! Your projects have made me smile and I hope this puts a little "sunshine" in your day!