This small box in my daughters room was one of the first 'junk' pieces I bought when we first moved into this cottage, I used it as a sewing box and it was one of my daughters favourite things as a child to go through all the draws pulling out bobbins and buttons and bits of old lace.
It's now in her bedroom and she uses it as a jewellery box.
It was previously white but my daughter prefers more colour in her room and wanted something bright, so I painted it turquoise, inspired by my daughters blue flowered ring.
She also wanted it to look like a piece of weathered painted wood.
I mixed my own paint using white satin with a teaspoon of acrylic coeruleum hue blue paint, painted the piece and waited for it to dry and then using a razor blade scraped away all over paying particularly attention to corners and edges.
I liked how the white paint still shows through.
It turned out quite bright but it suits my daughters Bohemian bedroom.
I'm linking today with Sarah over at Modern Country Style shes having a Paint Please link party.